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Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum

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Address: 7400 Bay Rd, Saginaw, MI 48604-9733
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+1 989-964-7125
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 17:00
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Absolutely breathtaking!

This sculpture museum, located on the campus of Saginaw Valley State University is simply beautiful and worth a visit if you are in the area. The staff is very knowledgeable and... read more

Reviewed 25 April 2016
Laura P
Auburn, Michigan, United States
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Auburn, Michigan, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

This sculpture museum, located on the campus of Saginaw Valley State University is simply beautiful and worth a visit if you are in the area. The staff is very knowledgeable and the facility is gorgeous.

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Bay City, Michigan
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Reviewed 5 February 2016

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 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 

1 Thank HemlockMan
Warren, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 October 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.

1 Thank Stephanie S
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2015

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

1 Thank Chip H
Saginaw, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 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 

1 Thank MichWorldTraveler
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 273 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 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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