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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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A Gem in Mid-Michigan

This beautiful museum in Mid-Michigan is a breath of fresh air for the art lover. They have a huge gallery of Marshall Fredericks' sculptures, many of which you will recognize... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Retrogasm
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Bay City, Michigan
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Bay City, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This beautiful museum in Mid-Michigan is a breath of fresh air for the art lover. They have a huge gallery of Marshall Fredericks' sculptures, many of which you will recognize, and a Sculptor's Studio. There is also a temporary exhibition gallery with beautiful art that changes often. If you are in the are this is a must see attraction on... More 

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Hemlock, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

I have visited a few times for special exhibits in spaces adjoining the main gallery. On a recent visit I overheard a couple ask if there was a guide or a tour and they were told a faculty member would be requested. And so it was and we had a delightful and informative walk-about. I highly recommend asking. May not... More 

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Warren, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

My friend & I decided to visit this museum to spend the afternoon before going to the Dow Event Center for a show & we were so impressed by what we saw and learned. It is well worth a visit. The displays are beautiful (inside and outside) and are well marked. The museum also has a lovely little gift shop.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

A nice place to visit if you like sculptures. My family thought it was a interesting place to go and walk around.

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Saginaw, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

As a graduate of SVSU, I never made it over there in my tenure as a student...What a shame! It's not BIG like a major multi-genre museum, but wow, what an impressive gallery of perhaps Michigan's best sculptor. Such a variety of cool sculptures, casts and more. If you're a student, don't go to SVSU for 4 years and never... More 

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

This museum just blew me away, and my wife and kids were equally impressed. To get to the entrance you walk through an outdoor garden filled with large sculptures. Then you enter the museum and WOW, the main gallery is filled with sculptures and plaster models of this artist's work. The reproduction of the workshop was also very cool, with... More 

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Mount Pleasant, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

This museum is conveniently located on the campus of Saginaw Valley State University. Marshall Fredricks is one of Michigan's most prolific sculptors. Enjoy many of his fine pieces in this museum. Interesting for children as well as for adults.

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Saginaw, Michigan
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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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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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