The Norene Catron Ketcherside Gallery of Fine Arts is located in the McPherson Museum. The gallery features selections from the USD 418 McPherson Schools Art Collection, which was established in 1910 with the purchase of two Birger Sandzen works. Historically, the McPherson schools staged an annual art exhibition to raise funds to buy original art. The week-long event attracted hundreds of attendees and resulted in a prestigious art collection currently totaling more than 200 pieces. Artwork owned by USD 418 include "Rocks and Cedars" by Birger Sandzen (1871-1954); "Tumbledown Barn" by Edmund M. Kopietz (1900-1988); "Kansas Gold" by Margaret Sandzen (1903-1993); "Morning Letter" by H.C. Dunbar (1882-1953); and "Squatter's Adobe" by Charles Rogers (1991-1987).
Ketcherside Gallery of Fine Arts McPherson Museum 1111 E. Kansas McPherson, KS 67460 620.241.8464