Your support during the weeks of our closure has been an inspiration to all of us at the FIA. I hope that you have enjoyed our virtual offerings including flintarts.org, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and FIA @ Home.
Each Wednesday from May 27– June 24, donations of unused items may be placed in a designated bin at the south entrance of the museum from 10a–3p. Items collected will be distributed to Ascension Genesys Hospital, Hurley Medical Center, and McLaren Flint.
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.
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.
The Flint Institute of Arts, in partnership with the Flint Public Library, presents a celebratory program of the life and work of Dr. Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, January 20, 2020, with free, family-friendly activities and events.
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.
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.
StoryCorps, the groundbreaking oral history project celebrating the stories of everyday Americans, will record interviews in Flint from August 6 through September 6 as part of its cross-country MobileBooth tour.
Featuring life-size, trompe l'oeil paper costumes, Isabelle de Borchgrave: Fashioning Art from Paper brings the incredible, intricate crafting of the Belgian artist (and Countess) to Flint for a summer-long exhibition.
Join the Friends of Modern Art (FOMA) on Saturday, June 8, 2019, from 10a to 6p and Sunday, June 9, 2019, from 11a to 5p on the grounds of the Flint Institute of Arts (FIA) for the 52nd Annual Flint Art Fair.
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.
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.
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.
A $50,000 grant from the Consumers Energy Foundation will help the Flint Institute of Arts (FIA) purchase a tank furnace, the primary piece of equipment used for hot glass making in the Art School’s new Hot Shop, opening on April 21, 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.
Flint natives Janet Borgerson and Jonathan Schroeder return to their hometown on Saturday, March 3 to present the lecture, Designed for Hi-Fi Living: The Vinyl LP in Midcentury America, at the Flint Institute of Arts at 2 p.m. in the FIA Theater.
Because of the hard work and generosity of four high school seniors, color deficient visitors to the Flint Institute of Arts can see the museum's world-class collection without the barriers their condition presents.
The Flint Institute of Arts begins its 90th year with the January 21 opening of Ubuhle Women: Beadwork and the Art of Independence, which showcases a new form of bead art in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
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.
The FIA, in partnership with the Flint Public Library, will present a celebratory program of the life and work of Dr. Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, January 15, 2018 with free, family-friendly activities and events in both spaces.
The Flint Institute of Arts invites you to join your neighbors for a reception, dialogue, and screening of the award-winning documentary For Flint on Tuesday, December 12 at the Flint Institute of Arts.
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.
WDCQ-TV, PBS, and the Flint Institute of Arts invite you to join your neighbors for a reception, dialogue, and screening of the POV documentary Two Towns of Jasper on Thursday, November 16 at the Flint Institute of Arts.
“Providing security to the Flint Institute of Arts means that Guardian Alarm becomes a partner with the museum in protecting and preserving valuable pieces of art for visitors both from within and outside of our community to enjoy.”
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.
Jump start the holiday season with a weekend of art, crafts, and festive entertainment at the 12th Annual First Frost Arts & Fine Crafts Fair, presented by the Founders Society of the Flint Institute of Arts, on November 4 and November 5 at the FIA.
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.
The Flint Institute of Arts, in partnership with John P. O'Sullivan Distributing and Fabiano Brothers, Inc., presents Art on Tap, its 10th Annual Beer Tasting Event, on Saturday, September 23 from 6-9 p.m.
When the Flint Institute of Arts reopens to the public on Saturday, September 16, visitors will see a museum on the ascent, with expanded - and still expanding - spaces and several new works in its already vast collection.
In the first exhibition in the museum's Graphics Gallery after a brief summer closure, the Flint Institute of Arts will present The Eccentric Vision of William Stolpin, opening on Saturday, September 16.
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.
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.
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.