Richard and Ellen Sandor began collecting photography and outsider art more than twenty-five years ago, having amassed one of the premier private art collections in America with approximately 1,900 objects spanning the period from the 1840s to the present. The Sandor Family Collection contains definitive examples of photography that are complemented by paintings, drawings, sculpture and digital works that address major themes such as: 19th and 20th Century Icons, Paris between the Wars, the American West, Hollywood Portraits, and Surrealism. Unique pairings are featured throughout the collection: William Edmonson’s funerary sculpture is shown with Edward Weston’s photographs of the sculptor, while Auguste Rodin’s Balzac sculpture is shown with Edward Steichen’s photogravures and Man Ray’s portrait of Francis Picabia posing as Balzac. Julia Margaret-Cameron, Alfred Stieglitz, James VanDerZee, Cindy Sherman, and Kara Walker are among many prominent artists represented.
06:00PM – 08:00PM – Reception
1301 North Astor Street