Rich Gabe has been fascinated/obsessed with art environments ever since touring the Watts Tower in 2009. In 2014, he graduated with a master’s degree in museum studies from John F. Kennedy University. His graduate thesis studied the intersection between art environments and tourism, researching theme routes such as Wandering Wisconsin. While in school, he interned at SPACES Archive, helping prepare an online toolbox detailing business-related challenges and solutions for art environments seeking help. In 2015, he started thelandbehind.com, a seldom-updated, irreverent, art-environment travel blog. When not blogging (which is often), he plans trips and then travels around America’s backwoods visiting and documenting art environments, unusual museums, and other idiosyncratic and fascinating places.