Street Address
401 North First Street
Lindsborg, KS 67456
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 348
Lindsborg, KS 67456
phone: 785-227-2220
fax: 785-227-4170
e-mail: fineart@sandzen.org
web: www.sandzen.org
Hours
The hours of the gallery are from 1 to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday
The gallery is closed on Monday and Major Holidays
Admissions
Free
Museum Type(s)
Art
Staff

Description

The holdings of the Sandzén Archives illuminate Birger Sandzén's art, his life and times; the Swedish immigrant experience over several generations; and such specific cultural history as American and European reactions to the political situation in Europe in the 1930s. These holdings will interest not only artists and art historians but also, among others, cultural historians and family sociologists.

Mission

The Sandzén Gallery Archive is the official repository of written and taped materials and photographs for the Birger Sandzén Memorial Foundation and the Margaret S. Greenough Trust. Its collections include materials concerning Birger and Alfrida Sandzén, Margaret and Pelham Greenough, and their relatives and contemporaries, along with Sandzén Gallery non-current institutional records. The Archive provides physical protection and arrangement of the materials and makes them available for research and reference not only in the present but also in the future. It also cooperates with other institutions that hold additional Sandzén materials.

Artifacts Collections

The focal point of the gallery's art collections is the work of Birger Sandzén. It houses the largest and most extensive collection of his paintings, prints, drawings and watercolors found anywhere in the world. Among other artists represented in the collections are Henry Varnum Poor, Doel Reed, Carl Milles, Marsden Hartley, B.J.O. Nordfelt, John Bashor, Lester Raymer, Raymond Jonson, and John Stuart Curry. The gallery also has an impressive collection of prints, ranging from European to American regionalist printmakers and a variety of art from Asia.