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SPACES is dedicated to the study, documentation, and preservation of art environments and self-taught artistic activity.

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The Preservation of Prophet Isaiah Robertson's Second Coming House Part II

07 / 8 / 2022

A big thank you to Ally Spongr of the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area for speaking with SPACES about their stewardship plans for Prophet Isaiah’s…

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Painting in Progress: An Update from Rock Star Meadow

06 / 26 / 2022

Rock Star Meadow is a complex of improvisational structures embedded with all forms of creative work installed in a quiet clearing at the foot of a mo…

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"Out of Office" Forever with Ann Gappmayer

05 / 31 / 2022

Ann Gappmayer has worked as archivist for the SPACES Archives since 2017, but has recently started a new adventure—retirement! She took a moment to re…

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Recently Added Environments

The Thing!

Dragoon, Arizona

God's Little Acre

Tucson, Arizona

Hi Jolly Monument

Quartzsite, Arizona

Cedar Hill Cemetery

Suitland, Maryland

McCourtie Park

Somerset Center, Michigan

Shari Mae Tuska's Muses

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

School Bus Graveyard

Alto, Georgia

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From the Archives

Where two or more were gathered in Los Angeles, SPACES Founder Seymour Rosen was there to capture it, including the 3rd Annual Christopher Street Gay Pride Parade in 1976. After witnessing police harassment of marchers, Rosen wrote a letter to LAPD Chief Davis expressing solidarity with the peaceful parade attendees. 



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