The Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum features a unique collection of more than two thousand works that span the 70-year career of Detroit-based public sculptor Marshall M. Fredericks (1908-1998). He is known nationally and internationally for his impressive monumental figurative sculpture, public memorials, fountains, portraits, and medals.
The Museum celebrate the artistic legacy of Marshall M. Fredericks through the collection and archives, temporary exhibitions, publications, and education programs, and contributes to scholarly discourse and serves diverse audiences.
The Main Exhibit Gallery displays more than 200 works that span Fredericks’s career. Plaster molds used to cast the sculptor’s work in bronze constitute the bulk of the collection, which Fredericks gave to the Museum and helped install in the permanent exhibit. A gallery known as the “Sculptor’s Studio,” is a representation of Fredericks’s studio in Royal Oak, MI. The Sculpture Garden features bronze sculptures and botanical beds, and the sound of water created by the Day and Night Fountain and the Otter Pool.
Traditional folk pottery reflects on the lifestyles and needs of the rural communities