The Contemporaries LogoThe Contemporaries is an affiliate group of the Flint Institute of Arts, geared towards young professionals. The Contemporaries gains exclusive access to the FIA through special events, tours, workshops, and networking with other young professionals. Membership in The Contemporaries is $50 for one person and $75 for two people. You must be an FIA member at the Student level ($20) or higher. Join now to attend the great events below including the Kentucky Derby Affair on May 1, 2021..


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Check our 2020 Kentucky Derby event photos!
Jamel Shabazz American, born 1960 Drama and Flava from Back in the Days, 2000 Color-coupler print 291/2 x 191/2 inches Courtesy of the artis
Jamel Shabazz, American, born 1960.
Drama and Flava from Back in the Days, 2000.
Color-coupler print, 291/2 x 191/2 inches.
Courtesy of the artist.

Upcoming Event

Posing Beauty

February 12, 2021

FREE for Contemporaries Members

Tour the exhibition Posing Beauty in African American Culture with Tracee Glab, Curator of Collections and Exhibitions, and then learn the best way to take photos using your phone.

May 1, 2021
The Kentucky Derby Affair
 Make a Run for the Roses at the 3rd Annual Kentucky Derby Affair. Watch the race; enjoy food, music, and fun!
July 10, 2021 
Mystery Tour
 See art in a whole new light, in your own backyard!