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Flint Institute of Arts Temporarily Closed

Posted on May 21, 2020

Although running the FIA while closed has had its challenges, it has also had its rewards. The greatest reward has come from you telling us how much you miss being involved with the FIA and wanting to know what our needs and our future plans are.

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FIA Collection | The Return of the Vickers Children

Posted on May 20, 2020





Viola E. Bray Renaissance Gallery – Post-Conservation

Posted on May 20, 2020





Installation of "The Decline and Fall of Western Civilization" by Viola Frey at the FIA

Posted on May 20, 2020





FIA Hot Shop Flashback | 2016 to 2020

Posted on May 20, 2020





The Fowler Children | FIA Collection

Posted on May 20, 2020





Part 3 | The Rinaldo and Armida Tapestries | FIA Collection

Posted on May 20, 2020

Continuing the Story – Part 3 of 3 Watch as the FIA's Curator of Collections and Exhibitions Tracee Glab discusses the Rinaldo and Armida tapestries. This is the final video in this three-part series.








Press Release

Monumental Work Makes Its Mid-American Debut

February 28, 2020 - For Immediate Release

When Monumental: The Art of Viola Frey opens at the Flint Institute of Arts on Saturday, March 14, 2020, it will mark the Mid-American debut of the work considered the artist's masterpiece, The Decline and Fall of Western Civilization.

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Press Release

Through Voting, New Art Enters The FIA

March 10, 2020 - For Immediate Release

A new work will join the collection of the Flint Institute of Arts, in part because visitors selected it from three options included in the current exhibition, Community, on view through April 19, 2020.

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Salute to Volunteers

Posted on April 21, 2020

In celebration of National Volunteer Week the FIA would like to thank the many generous and energetic volunteers that we could not live without.

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Part 2 | The Rinaldo and Armida Tapestries | FIA Collection

Posted on April 2, 2020





Part 1 | The Rinaldo and Armida Tapestries | FIA Collection

Posted on April 2, 2020

Watch as the FIA's Curator of Collections and Exhibitions Tracee Glab discusses the Rinaldo and Armida tapestries. This is part one of three.








Installation of Howard Ben Tré's "Glass Towers" | FIA Collection

Posted on March 27, 2020

Installation of Howard Ben Tré's "Glass Towers" during the wrap-up phase of the Contemporary Craft Wing addition construction.





Exhibition Installation | Philip Haas: The Four Seasons

Posted on March 26, 2020

















Membership Bonus

Posted on November 22, 2019

The FIA is opening its doors to give Cranbrook members free admission to FIA exhibitions on October 7 – December 13, due to repair work at Cranbrook.

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Please Give to Endowment

Posted on November 22, 2019

You can strengthen the FIA’s endowment by making an outright gift, pledge, bequest, or establish other planned gifts, such as a charitable gift annuity or charitable trust.

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Philip Haas: The Four Seasons

Posted on November 13, 2019

The Four Seasons, by contemporary artist Philip Haas, is a large-scale homage to the Italian Renaissance painter Giuseppe Arcimboldo (1526–1593), who painted a series of the same name for Habsburg Emperor Maximilian II.





In Memoriam | William S. White

Posted on October 15, 2019

William S. White was a unique man whose generosity and unwavering support of the FIA was inspiring to all.


























Support: Huntington Bank

Posted on August 27, 2019

The Flint Institute of Arts is proud to announce Huntington Bank will continue to sponsor Huntington Free Saturdays for the next three years!

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In Memory | Dr. Sarah Lippert

Posted on June 5, 2019

FOMA will purchase new technology for the FIA Theater that will allow FIA lectures to be uploaded to the museum’s website in memory of Dr. Sarah Lippert, Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Michigan-Flint.

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More Than 1,000 Museums

Posted on June 5, 2019

If you are an FIA member at the Sustainer, Sponsor, Donor, or Rubens Society level, be sure to take your FIA membership card as you plan your road, plane, or day trip.

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African Art Making and Use and Western Collectors

Posted on March 11, 2019

This illustrated lecture reflects on the complexities in African art’s creation and use, to its ultimate commodification in the West.




















Vanessa German Performance at the 12th Annual Community Gala

Posted on February 27, 2019

















Giving Tuesday at the FIA

Posted on November 21, 2018

2018 was an exciting year for the Flint Institute of Arts. Two new spaces—one in the galleries, the other in the FIA Art School—opened, expanding the museum and the types of experiences visitors have within our walls.

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Jerry Taliaferro on Photographing the "Woman of a New Tribe"

Posted on July 14, 2018





Installing Hunt Slonem's Bunny Wall in the FIA Lobby

Posted on June 15, 2018

Hunt Slonem, American, born 1951. Bunny Wall (128 paintings), 2009-2013. Oil on wood in found frames. Dimensions: Approx. 108 × 240 in. (274.3 × 609.6 cm). Promised gift of Henry and Pat Shane, Kenner, Louisiana, L2013.7-134





EnChroma Colorblind Correcting Glasses at the FIA

Posted on June 15, 2018

15-year-old Eli Welch, who is color vision deficient (CVD), tests out the FIA's color correcting glasses, two pairs of which were donated by a group of seniors from his high school in Grand Blanc.








More Than 950 Museums!

Posted on May 22, 2018

If you are an FIA member at the Sustainer, Sponsor, Donor, or Rubens Society level, as you plan your road, plane, or day trip, be sure to take your FIA membership card.

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International Museum Day

Posted on May 8, 2018

The Flint Institute of Arts will join a worldwide community of museums to celebrate International Council of Museums’ International Museum Day.

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FIA Expansion Construction 2016 – 2018

Posted on April 2, 2018

A visual timeline of construction on the Contemporary Craft Wing and Hot Shop expansion at the Flint Institute of Arts. The expansion was completed in April of 2018.








Contemporary Craft Wing and Art School Hot Shop Opening

Posted on March 8, 2018

Join FIA staff and faculty, as well as state and local dignitaries, on Saturday, April 21 at 10:30a in the FIA Theater for the ribbon cutting ceremony in celebration of the museum’s new Contemporary Craft Wing and Art School Hot Shop.

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Press Release

11th Annual Community Gala

January 11, 2018 - For Immediate Release

Stunning beadwork, South African cuisine, and a chance to meet international artists are some of the highlights of the 11th Annual Community Gala, happening on Saturday, January 20 from 6-9 p.m. at the Flint Institute of Arts.

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Installing "African Crucifixion" from the "Ubuhle Women" exhibition at the FIA.

Posted on January 2, 2018














Press Release

Award-winning "For Flint" Makes Hometown Debut 

December 6, 2017 - For Immediate Release

For Flint, the award-winning short documentary that examines the resiliency and hope of a city in the midst of a federal emergency, makes its Vehicle City debut with a free screening on Tuesday, December 12 at 7 p.m. at the Flint Institute of Arts.

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A. G. Bishop Trust supports the Flameworking Studio

Posted on November 22, 2017

The expansion project includes converting the existing exterior courtyard in the Art School into a covered, multi-purpose studio Makerspace for glassblowing, 3D art classes, public demonstrations, a sculpture modeling studio, and a Flameworking Studio.

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Palette Café Expansion

Posted on September 18, 2017

The Palette Café, which has served hungry FIA patrons, as well as College Cultural Center workers and residents for years, has grown!

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The FIA welcomes Sara Asbury to the Palette Café staff!

Posted on September 16, 2017

A Flint native currently living in Clio, Sara received her Associate in Applied Science for Baking and Pastry Arts, as well as her Certificate in Professional Baking this past June and joins the Palette Café staff as its Pastry Chef.

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Legacy of Giving – Robert Piper

Posted on August 17, 2017

The FIA celebrates the life of Robert Piper, 1942–2017. Bob’s affiliation with the FIA began 50 years ago, as a volunteer through the Friends of Modern Art at the first Art Fair. Art was integral to the lives of both Bob and his late wife, Judy.

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Rodin: The Human Experience – Lost Wax Casting Process

Posted on June 22, 2017

Just before he died in 1917, Auguste Rodin authorized the posthumous casting of his bronzes so that his legacy would be preserved. The Musée Rodin in Paris determines what is a true and original cast and rigorously exercises this authority.

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More Than 800 Museums!

Posted on April 24, 2017

Are you an FIA member at the Sustainer, Sponsor, Donor, or Rubens Society level? Be sure to take your FIA membership card anywhere you travel this summer.

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International Museum Day

Posted on April 21, 2017

The Flint Institute of Arts will join a worldwide community of museums to celebrate International Council of Museums’ International Museums Day.

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Legacy of Giving – Doris Sutton

Posted on April 21, 2017

The FIA received incredible and bittersweet news in the form of an unexpected bequest from Doris Sutton. Had she told us of her estate plans, the FIA would've enjoyed celebrating her generosity during her lifetime through the Renaissance Society.

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A Grant from PNC for the FIA's START Program

Posted on January 25, 2017

The Flint Institute of Arts has received a $100,000 grant from the PNC Foundation to support a new Head Start-based Success through Art (START) program designed to benefit children, ages 3 to 5.

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Jerry Taliaferro on Photographing Women of a New Tribe

Posted on January 23, 2017

Behind the scenes of photographer Jerry Taliaferro's process in creating the Women of a New Tribe exhibition.





Mitch Albom interviews Assistant Curator of Education Michelle Drummer

Posted on January 13, 2017





Why Should I Become A Member?

Posted on January 28, 2016





Installation of Deborah Butterfield's Tarkio in the Hurand Sculpture Courtyard

Posted on January 20, 2012