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Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum

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Address: 7400 Bay Rd, Saginaw, MI 48604-9733
Phone Number: +1 989-964-7125
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Unexpected Art Treasure

We stopped at this Saginaw university museum to take a break on a long drive home. The sculptures are magnificent and the outside sculpture gardens were lovely. You can see all... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 September 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

This is a fun, inexpensive couples date idea. You'll see giant sculptures , that's a given but you don't have to be an art buff to appreciate it. We spent most of the time taking silly pictures with the works. Get Yogurt Yeti after.

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Rochester, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped at this Saginaw university museum to take a break on a long drive home. The sculptures are magnificent and the outside sculpture gardens were lovely. You can see all within an hour. Very unusual and surprising collection of gigantic plaster castings as well as some finished bronzes. Well worth a visit. Plus it's free admission.

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Had no idea how many sculptures we were going to see and was pleasantly surprised at how spectacular the museum really is. The student working the day we visited was very friendly and really filled us in on the history of the museum. This is a must see for anyone that loves art!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

This was a great experience for my family and I. The grounds were very nice with lighted, paved walkways and fountains and sculptures dotting the grounds. It was free parking and free admission. The sculptures were beautiful with descriptions of the artwork and a short story on it. The plaster of Christ on the cross was amazing. Not a large... More 

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Saginaw, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

The Marshall Fredericks Sculpture Museum on SVSU's campus is like a well-kept secret garden. It contains many original sculptures as well as numerous plaster casts of his other works found in various parts of the country all in one place. Even the plaster cast of the enormous Cross in the Woods at Indian River is here at the Marshall Fredericks.

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Thank Al K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

There are beautiful sculptures outside on the grounds at Saginaw Valley State University as well as inside the building. Some of these sculptures you will find throughout Michigan like downtown Detroit or up in northern Michigan, Indian River.

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Thank cjsbrown
Auburn, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank Laura P
Bay City, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Warren, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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