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September 25, 2005 – January 8, 2006

Mexico: Art and Civilization (Selections from the Margolin Collection)

This exhibition featured the folk and fine art of Mexico celebrating the color and visually astonishing array of their cultural history and people. Special events/music/food were associated with the reception and during Dia de los Muertos, National Hispanic Month, Anniversary of Virgin of Guadalupe and throughout the Feliz Navidad seasons, in extensive collaboration with several Hispanic Michigan governmental, educational and private cultural organizations and individuals. This show was one component of Saginaw’s host city role in statewide festivities under the auspices of the Michigan Commission on Spanish Speaking Affairs, and the Mexican Consul in Detroit.

July 9 – September 10, 2006

THIRD ANNUAL MICHIGAN INVITATIONAL: Photography

The Third Annual Michigan Invitational exhibition of the Saginaw Art Museum presented contemporary examples of photography by Michigan artists. A collection of more than 50 prints provided an eclectic look into Michigan’s fine art photography community. Selected for their visual interest, technical excellence, and representation of current photographic genres, works by the artists in this exhibition demonstrated their individual approaches to the medium of photography. These personal means of approaching photography reveal the eclecticism prevalent in photography today, resulting in images that are strong, beautiful and moving to the viewer.

May 7 – July 16, 2006

Artistry From Tokushima, Japan: A Celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Japanese Tea House and Cultural Center

An exhibition of unique Japanese treasures owned by local collectors, coordinated under the auspices of Mrs. Yoko Mossner to recognize the 20th anniversary of the Japanese Tea House and Cultural Center of Saginaw, Michigan.

March 19 – June 11, 2006 

The Inventions of Leonardo da Vinci

Featured sixteen working Leonardo da Vinci models including graphics from the IBM Collections, lent by the Exhibition Alliance of New York State.

March 18 – April 30, 2006

Arnold Kolb: Art of the Infinite

A solo exhibition of photomicrography by Midland artist Arnold Kolb, formerly of Dow Corning Corporation.

January 14 – March 5, 2006

Vaclav Vaca: Visionary Surrealist (A Retrospective 1975 – 2005)

This exhibition featured 50 oil paintings in traditional technique, representing 30 years of spiritual and mystical art by this Toronto based, Czechoslovakian expatriate artist.

January 2006 – December 2007

Eanger Irving Couse: Impressions

This exhibition presented the Impressionist paintings and sketchbook of Eanger Irving Couse from the Museum’s permanent collection.