• The Saginaw Art Museum Announces Charles Addams: Friends and Family, October 4 - January 4, 2020

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    The Saginaw Art Museum Announces Charles Addams: Friends and Family, October 4 - January 4, 2020
    The Saginaw Art Museum announces Charles Addams: Friends and Family October 4 - January 4, 2020. A reception for members and sponsors will take place on October 3, 2019  6-8pm.
    Charles Addams was a prolific artist who embraced and chronicled New York for over fifty years through his impressions of urban life, often referencing concerns and conceits expressed by the citizenry. Of the 2500 illustrations Addams made in his career, only 150 were of the iconic Addams Family. Strolling through the galleries, you will not only meet members of the family, but also an assortment of New Yorkers reflective of what made the city so captivating to Addams. An essential aspect of Addams’ work is the parody of domestic life, the nonchalant way his characters exist with all proper behavior, but possibly with some very ghoulish results. Charles Addams was a regular contributor to The New Yorker, but his fame grew further when the Addams Family series was adapted to television in 1964.
    “This is the first Midwest solo exhibition of the artist’s work and as such one the most important shows of its type in Michigan this season,” according to executive director Michael Kolleth. “This an outstanding opportunity to see the full breadth of the artist’s career and accomplishment.”
    The Saginaw Art Museum is located at 1126 N. Michigan Ave. Saginaw, MI 48602 and online at www.saginawartmuseum.org. The museum is open noon-5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission on Saturdays is free thanks to Garber Automotive Group.

    About the Saginaw Art Museum
    The Saginaw Art Museum is a vibrant arts and cultural resource for Saginaw and the Great Lakes Bay Region. Since 1947, the Museum has brought more than 4,500 years of creativity to the area through visual, auditory and performance arts from Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Housed in an historical 1904 Georgian-Revival mansion with Italianate gardens and two award-winning modern wings, the Museum has a permanent collection of art in excess of 2,000 objects, a dynamic exhibition program,a major art reference library, collaborative education programs, and special events. Various levels of membership offer access to the Saginaw Art Museum and its historic gardens as well as reciprocal benefits to more than 800 museums and 450 gardens throughout North America.
    Media Inquiries:
    Thor Rasmussen
    Marketing & Creativity Manager
    Saginaw Art Museum
    1126 N. Michigan Ave. Saginaw, MI 48602

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