Summer Art Camp at the Museum came to a close today for 2014. As usual there was amazing artwork created by our students. Hope to you all again next year! View all images from this years art camps.
Images from Summer Art Camp session 4. We have a lot of amazing young artists. View all images here
With a strategic planning charge to increase Museum visitation through better marketing and heightened awareness, we are pleased to report that the overall the number of visitors to the Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum has increased seventy-seven percent since 2007. In fiscal year 2014, the Museum welcomed 17,760 visitors, 3,732 more than the previous year.
We believe this year’s increase in visitors is attributable, in part, to enhanced marketing throughout the region and the state, greater quality and diversity of temporary exhibitions, and increased K-12 educational programs.
Attendance is not just about numbers, but about all of the programs and events that a museum offers. It’s also about the opportunity to bring the arts to a wider and sometimes new audience. We have worked hard—and many of you have supported our efforts—to reach schools whose students have never been to the Museum; communities outside the Great Lakes Bay Region; targeted groups of people who have an interest in Marshall Fredericks in particular or sculpture in general; and the SVSU community of faculty, staff and students.
The Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum is proud to have received a casting of Young Knight. The relief sculpture was created by Fredericks in 1949 for Ottawa High School in Grand Rapids, MI. Young Knight, located in the Sculptor’s Studio, is a generous gift to the museum from the Fredericks Family Foundation.