From the Director
Happy Holidays from all of us here at the Saginaw Art Museum!
The hustle and bustle of this time of year always brings about a time where we reflect on the past several months, the year we’ve had, and we often ask ourselves, “Where did the time go?” No doubt the older we get, the faster time flies by. But never should it pass without celebrating our blessings and being grateful for what we have.
SAM will be closed December 24, December 25 and January 1 and will close at 3pm on December 31.
January's Book: An Artist of the Floating World by Kazuo Ishiguro
Discuss the book and enjoy coffee with lead docent Eric Birkle
Tuesday, January 13 at 10am
Adopt a Work of Art
The Adopt a Work of Art program is an opportunity for individuals and businesses to Take Part in the Art through the sponsored support of objects in the Saginaw art Museum’s collection. Adoption of a piece can be a truly unique, meaningful and ongoing way to recognize friends, family and business associates, while at the same time supporting the Museum.
Highlights from the Collection
Conserved and on view for the first time in more than two decades, Psiche e Amore, pictured in situ, shares with visitors the classical myth of Psyche and Eros (Amore).
The myth tells of young winged god carrying an arrow-filled quiver rushing to his beloved’s aid. Eros’s mother Venus, goddess of beauty, asked that Psyche retrieve a flask from the Underworld, warning her not to open it. Her curiosity led her to ignore Venus’s advice allowing the noxious fumes to escape, placing her in a deep sleep. Eros touched Psyche with his arrow, awakening her, resulting in their embrace.
Aristide Petrilli, Italian, 1868-after 1900, Psiche e Amore, ca. 1890-1900, Marble, Gift of Elsie C. Mershon, 25 1/2" x 27 3/4" x 58 1/2", #1947.2