Sarah Lindgren currently serves as the public art administrator for Louisville Metro Government, where she coordinates the Public Art Initiative within Develop Louisville, a department of Louisville Forward. As public art administrator, Sarah works with the Commission on Public Art, which was established in 2010 to develop public policy concerning public art and advocate for public art in Louisville Metro and Jefferson County. The initiative staff and commission manage the city’s public art collection and programs. In addition, she advises civic agencies and neighborhood groups on projects related to artworks in public space.
Previously Sarah spent more than ten years working within art museum settings, in a variety of arts administration roles. She worked in collection management at the Saint Louis Art Museum, which holds a permanent collection of over 30,000 objects, as well as the curatorial and development departments at the Speed Art Museum. Sarah received a bachelor’s degree in art history from Hanover College, and a master’s degree in art history from Washington University in St. Louis.