FIA’s painting Happy Lady by Lee Krasner (far left in photo) was at the Zentrum Paul Klee in Bern, Switzerland

FIA Around the World

Loans from FIA collections provide both enjoyment and cultural edification for hundreds of thousands of museum visitors near and far. Works of art are loaned across a wide spectrum of venues, from Flint’s Bishop International Airport to international exhibitions. When the COVID-19 pandemic caused the closure of museums, the FIA’s painting Happy Lady by Lee Krasner was at the Zentrum Paul Klee in Bern, Switzerland for the Lee Krasner: Living Colour exhibition (organized by the Barbican Art Gallery, London). This exhibition celebrates the work and life of Lee Krasner (1908–1984), a pioneer of Abstract Expressionism. The first major presentation of her work in Europe for more than 50 years, this exhibition tells the story of a formidable artist, whose importance has too often been eclipsed by her marriage to Jackson Pollock.

The FIA’s Happy Lady traveled first to London in May 2019 then to the Schirn Kunsthalle in Frankfurt, Germany, the following October. The exhibition opened in Switzerland in February 2020, and it closed shortly afterward due to the pandemic. The painting will stay in Switzerland as they hope to reopen the exhibition sometime in the summer; it will then travel to the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain in September. It is scheduled to return to Flint in early 2021.

Other upcoming loans of works from the FIA collection include the following:

Lee Krasner, American, 1908–1984. Happy Lady, 1963. Oil on cotton duck, 58 x 75 3/4 inches. Purchased with funds from the National Endowment for the Arts Museum Purchase Grant and the Samuel and Alma Catsman Foundation, 1978.59

Zentrum Paul Klee | Bern, Switzerland
February 7, 2020 – August 16, 2020

Guggenheim | Bilbao, Spain
September 18, 2020 – January 10, 2021
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

Colby College Museum of Art | Waterville, Maine
February 11, 2021 – June 6, 2021

Parrish Art Museum |   Water Mill, NY
August 1, 2021 – October 24, 2021

Columbus Museum of Art | Columbus, OH
March 4, 2022 – June 5, 2022

Nasher Museum of Art | Durham, NC
August 25, 2022 – January 8, 2023
Edmund Lewandowski, American, 1914 – 1998. Dynamo, 1948. Oil on canvas, 36 1/8 x 30 7/8 inches. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Harold L. Frank, by exchange, 1993.38 
Edmund Lewandowski, American, 1914 – 1998. Great Lakes Shipbuilding, 1949. Oil on canvas, 30 x 24 inches. Courtesy of the Isabel Foundation, Inlander Collection, L2003.81

Grohmann Museum | Milwaukee, WI
September 4, 2020 – December 20, 2020
Allan D’Arcangelo, American, 1930 – 1998. Moon, 1969. Serigraph on paper, 11 x 14 inches. Gift of Nancy Rajala, 2010.47 
Walker Evans, American, 1903 – 1975. Joe’s Auto Graveyard, Near Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 1936, printed 1971. Gelatin silver print, 4 11/16 x 6 11/16 inches. Purchased from the Watkin Gallery, Inc., 1978.8  
Scott McMillin, American, born 1965. Pearly Whites, 2011. Salvaged auto body parts and acrylic on panel, 72 x 44 x 3 inches. Museum purchase, 2012.32   
Claes Oldenburg, American, born Sweden, born 1929. Profile Airflow, 1969. Molded polyurethane over lithograph on paper, 33 1/2 x 65 1/2 inches. Museum purchase, 1970.19 
Mel Ramos, American, 1935 – 2018. AC Annie, 1972. Offset lithograph on paper, 30 1/4 x 24 1/2 inches. Museum purchase, 1966.15 
Ed Ruscha, American, born 1937. America Her Best Product, 1976. Lithograph on paper, 40 x 30 inches. Museum purchase, 1972.43  
Zoltan Sepeshy, American, 1898 – 1974. Woodward Avenue No. II, 1931. Oil on canvas, 25 x 30 inches. Gift of Pat Glascock and Michael D. Hall in memory of Collin Gabriel Hall, Inlander Collection, 2003.39

Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum | Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
September 12, 2020 – March 17, 2021
Deborah Deichler, American, born 1948. The Chocolate Thief, 1995. Oil on canvas mounted on aluminum panel, 19 3/4 x 29 3/4 inches. Gift of the Founders Society, 1995.12

Evansville Museum | Evansville, IN
September 20, 2021 – November 29, 2021
Mary Cassatt, American, 1844 – 1926. Lydia at a Tapestry Frame, ca. 1881. Oil on canvas. 25 5/8 x 36 3/8 inches. Gift of The Whiting Foundation, 1967.32

Fondation Beyeler | Basel, Switzerland
October 4, 2020 – February 7, 2021
Harry Bertoia, American, born Italy, 1915 – 1978. Untitled, ca. 1966. Bronze, 22 x 29 1/4 x 7 3/4 inches. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. David Martin, 1967.27

Nasher Sculpture Center | Dallas, TX
October 17, 2021 – January 10, 2022 

Saint Louis Art Museum | Saint Louis, MO
July 11, 2022 – September 19, 2022
Pierre Bonnard, French, 1867 – 1947. La Lampe, ca. 1899. Oil on academy board mounted on panel, 22 1/4 x 27 1/2 inches. Gift of the Whiting Foundation and Mr. and Mrs. Donald E. Johnson, 1977.25

Bonnard Museum | Le Cannet, France
October 2021 – January 2022
Childe Hassam, American, 1859 – 1935. Newport Waterfront, 1901. Oil on canvas, 26 1/4 x 24 1/8 inches. Gift of the Whiting Foundation through Mr. and Mrs. Donald E. Johnson, 1972.31

Canton Museum of Art | Canton, OH
November 27, 2020 – March 7, 2021
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

Cranbrook Art Museum | Bloomfield Hills, MI
June 2021 – October 2021
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

Colby College Museum of Art | Waterville, ME 
July 20, 2021 – January 9, 2022 

Smart Museum of Art | University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
February 2022 – May 2022

High Museum of Art | Atlanta, GA
June 18, 2022 – September 11, 2022

Hammer Museum | University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
TBD 2022
Lillian Holm, American, born Sweden, 1896 – 1979. First Sight of New York, ca. 1930. Woven tapestry, 82 x 64 inches. Gift of Mrs. Lillian Holm in memory of Ralph T. Sayles, 1965.14

Nationalmuseum | Stockholm, Sweden
September 30, 2021 – January 16, 2022

Nasjonalmuseet | Olso, Norway
March 17, 2022 – July 10, 2022

Los Angeles County Museum of Art | Los Angeles, CA
August 2022 – January 2023

Milwaukee Art Museum | Milwaukee, WI
March 2023 – August 2023