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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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‘Harry Heads West’ California Vernacular Art Road Trip

09 / 19 / 2019

Harry Warnarr at Bottle Tree Ranch

Harry Warnaar is an interdisciplinary artist from Chicago, Illinois. Currently enrolled at the School of the Art I...

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Public Urged to Save the Skin of the Bride!

08 / 30 / 2019

The Board of the Painted Bride has agreed to sell its building at 230 Vine Street to a developer who plans to demolish it in order to build a 14-unit ...

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Under Construction: New SPACES website on its way!

06 / 5 / 2019

Under Construction: New SPACES website on its way!

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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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