It shows President Lincoln pointing to the bedroom in the Wills House where he put the finishing touches on the Gettysburg Address before delivering the short speech at the dedication of The Soldiers National Cemetery, Nov. 19, 1863.
In the artist’s words:
“With this work, I wanted to evoke a time of unity. The moment captured in the embrace of these two strangers encapsulates the spirit of having fought a successful campaign defending our values, and celebrates the expression of sheer joy at the homecoming.” Seward Johnson
Over twenty pieces make up this exhibition of lifelike bronze sculptures that will be installed in mid-May, and will remain in Saginaw through September. The “Art and About” display, sponsored by many local businesses and organizations, is coordinated by the Saginaw Riverfront Development Commission.
This exhibit also includes the 36 foot tall Abraham Lincoln sculpture Return Visit, which you can’t miss as you drive past the CP Sportsplex. After visiting with Marilyn Monroe, look over the shoulder of the woman in Captured, or stroll with the “Ambassador of the Streets” and her dog on the southeast corner of the Historic Crown Point Courthouse. The exhibit will be in beautiful downtown through November 1, 2016. Don’t miss it!
Until the end of August 2016, you may view God Bless America (ode to Grant Wood’s American Gothic painting), The Strolling Professor and Between Classes on display near the Pollak Theatre and Pozycki Hall.