From the Director


After nearly 20 months of “project renaissance” and some recent significant milestones, I appreciate your indulgence in allowing me to boast about a few things…

First, we are excited and extremely grateful for the recent appropriation by Governor Snyder and our Michigan legislature, with the announcement that $1 million from the State of Michigan fiscal 2015 Strategic Fund will be awarded to the Saginaw Art Museum. 

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On View


July 16 - September 6

L'Amour de L'Art - A Gala in the Garden

Friday, September 5, 2014        6:30-10:00pm

The Love of Art: A celebration of the splendor of the Saginaw Art Museum

An evening of dinner, dancing, music, and special performance by Carolanne Killmer's School of Dance

Contact the Museum at 989-754-2491 for tickets. 

 Highlights from the Collection

jasper cropsey a summer afternoonA Summer Afternoon from the collection has recently been published in the catalogue raisonné of American painter Jasper Francis Cropsey (1823-1900), funded by Newington-Cropsey Foundation in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY.

Cropsey brought to his panoramic vistas a precise recording of nature. The vastness and detail in his paintings, such as A Summer Afternoon, depicts a serene and sun-drenched harvest scene. The painting reveals both the grandeur and infinite complexity of nature.

JASPER FRANCIS CROPSEY, A Summer Afternoon, 1853, oil on canvas, 27 x 42 in. Gift of Thomas O. Lohr, MD & Francis Lohr, in memory of their parents, Dr. & Mrs. Oliver Lohr, #1998.3