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

Recent Blog Posts


Seymour's Darkroom: Shaped Buildings

04 / 3 / 2024

In 1976, Seymour Rosen’s photographs were exhibited at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. That groundbreaking exhibition, commissioned by SFMOMA …

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50 Years in the Field: Jo Farb Hernández and Singular Spaces II

03 / 19 / 2024

Jo Farb Hernández took on the enormous task of stepping into the role of SPACES Director following the death of Founder Seymour Rosen in 2006. She ove…

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Out of Office: Oklahoma and Kansas

01 / 17 / 2024

This past August, I had the great honor of joining the “Totem as Monument & Archive” workshop and lecture series organized by artist/conservator Erin …

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From the Archives

SPACES’ Archive assistant Rachel Allison is currently working on digitizing Seymour Rosen’s slide collection documenting art environments. This photo is a recently digitized slide from the Jenner Beach Driftwood environment from 1973. An environment page for Jenner Beach is coming soon!



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