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Interview with Jo Farb Hernández: SPACES Director and Chief Curator Emerita

05 / 18 / 2020

With the redesigned website officially launched and a new SPACES Archives era underway at the Kohler Foundation, we were inspired to take a deeper loo...

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Out of Office: Wisconsin to Iowa Road Trip

03 / 18 / 2020

Though the SPACES team is safely working from home during the current Covid-19 pandemic, when we are able to travel, we often use SPACES to find art e...

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Amazing Art Environments Built by Women

03 / 8 / 2020

For International Women's Day, we wanted to highlight some of the women artists that are part of the SPACES Archives! From ceramics to fibers, concret...

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From the Archives

Seymour Rosen's first visit to the Watts Towers in 1952 informed his emerging photography practice and set into motion what would eventually become SPACES. Check back here for highlights from our expansive collection of Seymour's work. Photo: Seymour Rosen 

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