The Flint Institute of Arts believes an effective way to enhance its reputation as an important cultural institution is to lend works of art from its permanent collection to other institutions. Lending art from the permanent collection promotes collegial relationships between museums and provides national and international audiences exposure to works of art from the FIA's outstanding collection. In addition, the FIA also borrows works from other museums, galleries, and collectors to supplement its permanent collection and exhibitions.

Roy Lichtenstein: History in the Making, 1948 – 1960
Parrish Art Museum
8.1.21 – 10.24.21
Columbus Museum of Art
3.4.21 – 6.5.22
Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
8.25.22 – 1.8.23

Roy Lichtenstein, American, 1923 – 1997. Mechanism Cross Section, 1954. Oil on canvas, 40 x 54 inches. Gift of Messrs. Samuel N. Tomkin and Sidney Freedman, 1956.2
With Eyes Open: Cranbrook Academy of Art Since 1932
Cranbrook Art Museum
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 
6.18.21 – 9.19.21

Duane Hanson, American, 1925–1996. High School Student, 1990. Polychromed bronze, cloth, fiber, leather, paper, rubber, 70 x 24 x 18 inches. Bequest of Mary Mallery Davis, by exchange, 1994.1 
Private Lives: Home and Family in the Art of the Nabis, 1890–1900
Cleveland Museum of Art
Cleveland, Ohio
7.1.21 – 9.19.21

Pierre Bonnard, French, 1867–1947. The Lamp, ca. 1899. Oil on academy board mounted on panel, 22 1/4 × 27 1/2 inches. Gift of The Whiting Foundation and Mr. and Mrs. Donald E. Johnson, 1977.25
Bob Thompson: This House is Mine
Colby College Museum of Art
Waterville, Maine 
7.20.21 – 1.9.22

Bob Thompson American, 1937–1966. Study for St. George and the Dragon, 1961. Crayon on paper, 21 x 14 inches. Museum purchase with funds from the Collection Endowment, 2015.61 © Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, New York, NY 
Fondation Beyeler
Basel, Switzerland 
9.19.21 – 1.2.22

Mary Cassatt, American, 1844–1926. Lydia at a Tapestry Frame, ca. 1881. Oil on canvas, 25 5/8 × 36 3/8 inches. Gift of The Whiting Foundation, 1967.32
Scandinavian Design and the United States
Stockholm, Sweden  1
0.14.21 – 1.9.22

Lillian Holm, American, born Sweden, 1896–1979. First Sight of New York, ca. 1930. Linen, cotton, wool, viscose rayon, 82 x 64 1/2 inches. Gift of Mrs. Lillian Holm in memory of Ralph T. Sayles, 1965.14