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.

Bob Thompson: This House is Mine
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA June 18, 2022 – September 11, 2022

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
Lillian Holm: First Sight of New York
Scandinavian Design and the United States Oslo Nasjonalmuseet, Oslo, Norway March 17 - August 7, 2022

Lillian Holm
American, born Sweden, 1896 – 1979  First Sight of New York, ca. 1930 Linen, cotton, wool, viscose rayon 82 x 64 ½ inches Gift of Mrs. Lillian Holm in memory of Ralph T. Sayles, 1965.14
Imprinted: Illustrating Race Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, MA June 11, 2022 – October 30, 2022

Romare Bearden
American, 1911 – 1988 Prevalence of Ritual: Reverend John’s Sermon No. 1, 1973 Collage and acrylic on board 56 x 46 inches Museum purchase, 1973.69

Jacob Lawrence
American, 1917 – 2000 South African Gold Miners, 1946 Gouache on paper 20 ¼ x 19 ½ inches Museum purchase with a grant from the Harvey J. Mallery Charitable Trust, 1991.23

Kara Walker
American, born 1969 Keys to the Coop, 1997 Linocut on paper 46 x 60 inches Museum purchase, 2005.19

Charles White
American, 1918 – 1979 Wanted Poster Series #17, 1971 Oil and pencil on poster board 60 x 30 inches Gift of Mr. and Mrs. B. Morris Pelavin, 1971.43