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 betweens 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.

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

The Cult of the Machine: Precision in American Art

9.16.18 – 1.6.19

Dallas Museum of Art

Dallas, Texas

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


Chakaia Booker, American, born 1953. India Blue, 2001. Rubber tires and wood. 73 x 43 x 48 inches. Bequest of Russell J. Cameron, by exchange, and partial gift from the Friends of Modern Art, 2002.11

A Dark Place of Dreams: Louise Nevelson with  Chakaia Booker, Lauren Fensterstock, and Kate Gilmore

9.28.18 – 1.6.19

Gibbes Museum of Art

Charleston, South Carolina

Chakaia Booker, American, born 1953. India Blue, 2001. Rubber tires and wood. 73 x 43 x 48 inches. Bequest of Russell J. Cameron, by exchange, and partial gift from the Friends of Modern Art, 2002.11

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

Charles White: A Retrospective

10.2.18 – 1.13.18

The Museum of Modern Art

New York, New York

3.3.18 – 6.9.19

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Los Angeles, California

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

John Singer Sargent, American, born Italy, 1856–1925. Garden Study of the Vickers Children, 1884. Oil on canvas. 54 1/2 x 36 inches. Gift of the Viola E. Bray Charitable Trust via Mr. and Mrs. William L. Richards, 1972.47

John Singer Sargent

10.4.18 – 1.13.19

Nationalmuseum

Stockholm, Sweden 

John Singer Sargent, American, born Italy, 1856–1925. Garden Study of the Vickers Children, 1884. Oil on canvas. 54 1/2 x 36 inches. Gift of the Viola E. Bray Charitable Trust via Mr. and Mrs. William L. Richards, 1972.47

Hughie Lee-Smith, American, 1915–1999. Slum Lad, ca. 1960. Oil on canvas. 26 x 32 inches. Courtesy of the Isabel Foundation Inlander Collection, L2003.80  © 2018 Estate of Hughie Lee-Smith / Licensed by VAGA at ARS, NY

Nature’s Nation: American Art and Environment

2.2.19 – 5.5.19

Peabody Essex Museum

Salem, Massachusetts

5.25.19 – 5.5.19

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Bentonville, Arkansas 

Hughie Lee-Smith, American, 1915–1999. Slum Lad, ca. 1960. Oil on canvas. 26 x 32 inches. Courtesy of the Isabel Foundation Inlander Collection, L2003.80

© 2018 Estate of Hughie Lee-Smith / Licensed by VAGA at ARS, NY

Erastus Salisbury Field, American, 1805–1900. The Taj Mahal, ca. 1850. Oil on canvas. 24 1/4 x 34 1/8 inches. Gift of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch, 1968.20

Once Upon a Time in America: Three Centuries of US-American Art

11.23.18 – 3.24.19

Wallraf-Richartz-Museum & Fondation Corboud

Cologne, Germany

Erastus Salisbury Field, American, 1805–1900. The Taj Mahal, ca. 1850. Oil on canvas. 24 1/4 x 34 1/8 inches. Gift of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch, 1968.20

Jacob Lawrence, American, 1917–2000. South African Gold Miners, 1946. Gouache on paper. 20 1/4 x 19 1/2 inches. Museum purchase with a grant from the Harvey J. Mallery Charitable Trust, 1991.23. © 2018 The Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Foundation, Seattle / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Between Form and Content: Perspectives on Jacob Lawrence and Black Mountain College

9.28.18 – 1.12.19

Black Mountain College Museum and Arts Center

Asheville, North Carolina

Jacob Lawrence, American, 1917–2000. South African Gold Miners, 1946. Gouache on paper. 20 1/4 x 19 1/2 inches. Museum purchase with a grant from the Harvey J. Mallery Charitable Trust, 1991.23. © 2018 The Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Foundation, Seattle / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Thomas Chambers, American, born England, 1808–1869. Old Sleepy Hollow Church, ca. 1850. Oil on canvas. 18 3/4 x 22 3/8 inches. Gift of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch, 1968.18

The Color of the Moon

2.9.19 – 5.12.19

Hudson River Museum

Yonkers, New York

6.1.19 –9.8.19

James A. Michener Art Museum

Doylestown, Pennsylvania

Thomas Chambers, American, born England, 1808–1869. Old Sleepy Hollow Church, ca. 1850. Oil on canvas. 18 3/4 x 22 3/8 inches. Gift of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch, 1968.18