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
Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago Chicago, Illinois  
2.10.22 – 5.15.22

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 
Charles E. Burchfield: A Lifetime of Themes
Burchfield Penney Art Center at Buffalo State College
Buffalo, New York 
12.10.21 – 3.27.22
Charles Burchfield, American, 1893–1967. North Woods in Spring, 1951–1964. Watercolor on paper,  56 x 40 inches. Bequest of Mary Mallery Davis, 1990.31
Africa, Imagined: Reflections on Modern and Contemporary Art
Kalamazoo Institute of Arts
Kalamazoo, Michigan 
1.22.22 – 5.1.22

Bobo, Burkina Faso. Plank Mask, Do Society, n.d. Polychromed wood, 35 x 9 x 9 1/2 inches. Gift of Justice and Mrs. G. Mennen Williams, 1973.19

Baule, Côte d’Ivoire. Kple, Kple Mask, n.d. Polychromed wood, 15 1/4 x 9 1/2 x 4 inches. Gift of Justice and Mrs. G. Mennen Williams, 1973.13

Dogon, Republic of Mali. Kanaga Mask, n.d. Polychromed wood, 38 x 23 1/4 x 7 inches. Gift of Justice and Mrs. G. Mennen Williams, 1973.56

Guro, Côte d’Ivoire. Antelope Mask (Zamble), n.d. Polychromed wood, 15 7/8 x 5 1/4 x 3 3/4 inches. Gift of Justice and Mrs. G. Mennen Williams, 1973.14

Yoruba, Federal Republic of Nigeria. Osanyin Staff, n.d. Iron, 25 1/4 x 8 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches. Museum purchase with funds from the Collection Endowment, 2018.71 
Harry Bertoia
Nasher Sculpture Center
Dallas, Texas 
1.29.22 – 4.23.22

Harry Bertoia, American, born Italy, 1915–1978. Untitled, ca. 1966. Bronze, 22 x 39 1/4 x 7 3/4 inches. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. David Martin, 1967.27