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Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum

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Address: 7400 Bay Rd, Saginaw, MI 48710
Phone Number: (989) 964-7125
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If you love sculptures, this museum is not to be missed

You get to see how the original sculptures came to be and get up close with them. It is amazing ! Glad I went.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Saginaw, Michigan
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Saginaw, Michigan
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The museum is mainly devoted to the work of Marshall Fredericks and contains both an indoor and outdoor display of countless pieces Fredericks sculpted over the years. The campus of SVSU is also quite pretty and contains numerous other pieces of his work. The museum also contains a replica of Fredericks' studio and explains in detail the process used in... More 

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Atlanta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Located on the campus of Saginaw Valley State University, this small museum devoted to the work of sculpture Marshall Fredericks packs a big punch. Fredericks, who studied under the famous Swedish sculpture Carl Milles, is perhaps best known for his "Spirit of Detroit" sculpture in downtown Detroit. He also taught under Milles at the well known Cranbrook art school. When... More 

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Saginaw, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

You get to see how the original sculptures came to be and get up close with them. It is amazing ! Glad I went.

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Big Rapids, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Enjoyed learning about the cross that was made here and is in northern Michigan. Very good Michigan history.

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Chesterland, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 336 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The Marshall M Fredericks Sculpture Museum is an excellent museum devoted to the artist's work. You've quite seen his sculpture before, whether you were aware of it or not, with important and recognizable pieces of public sculpture in front of the U.S. State Department in Washington, D.C.; Cleveland (the recently renovated war memorial fountain); New York City; Detroit (the Spirit... More 

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Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

If you are a Michigander this museum on the campus of Saginaw Valley State University, just off I-75 at exit 160, is a MUST see. I am a l;little biased as Marshall was my Dad. This museum celebrates his artistic and humanitarian legacy. His most important mentor was Carl Milles, a sculptor who studies under August Rodin at the turn... More 

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Taylor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Like the history and seeing the evolution of the work of pieces that I am familiar with, and new pieces that I discovered there I also enjoyed the setting on Saginaw Valley State campus.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is one of those places that is a hidden secret. It is beautiful inside & free. They have different displays come in so there is always something new to see.

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Bay City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Excellent display of larger than life sculptures by Marshal Frederick's. Truly an asset to our community. A great place to go for quiet reflection and appreciation of art....Call ahead for hours.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We loved the sculptures in this museum, and the peacefulness. Glad we were able to take pictures. Mi Husband does sculptures so this was really amazing to see what tools they worked with back then.. It was just so many vida sculptures by Fredericks inside and outside. Loved the campus, we walked around it was such a nice day. We... More 

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