Jo Farb Hernández Featured in the New York Times

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The New York Times recently featured Jo Farb Hernández’s work documenting and helping to preserve endangered art environments in Spain. Read “Concrete Daisies? There’s a Fine for That.”

Jo Farb Hernández is Director Emerita of the Thompson Art Gallery and Professor Emerita in the Department of Art and Art History at San José State University; she is also Director and Chief Curator Emerita of SPACES – Saving and Preserving Arts and Cultural Environments—a nonprofit archives documenting art environments and self-taught arts ( She has studied art environments created by self-taught creator-builders for fifty years, and her books Singular Spaces: From the Eccentric to the Extraordinary in Spanish Art Environments (I and II) have fully documented 144 remarkable sites across Spain. Hernández worked in the museum field for almost forty-five years, including service as Director of the Monterey Museum of Art and President of the California Association of Museums. 

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