From the Director


Shauna Niequist said it best, “when you do what you love with people who love the same thing, something is born into your midst and begins to connect you.”

As a family of supporters who are so passionate about the Saginaw Art Museum we are united for the very special purpose of providing Art for All, and we’ve been fortunate in this journey to connect with a very special person, Ryan Kaltenbach.  It is with heartfelt gratitude and appreciation that we prepare for his departure as he pursues a new life, together with his love Theresa in Plymouth, Michigan.   Ryan recently announced his decision, after much contemplation, and he is set to begin setting up house in a new home that he and Theresa recently purchased.  They are excited, as they should be, and we all wish them much happiness and joy.  His “official” last day is April 30, but he has agreed to stay on during a transition time while we complete our search and recruitment of a new Curator.

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Planned Giving

Read about how you can give a gift to the Museum through your IRA and lower your tax bill. Executive Director Stacey Gannon explains here

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