|Monday – Friday||Saturday||Sunday|
|The Palette Café||9a–5p||10a–5p||1p–5p|
Galleries are closed on major holidays
The Museum Shop and The Palette Café is open extended hours for select special events
|Children 12 & Under||Free|
|Students with ID||$5.00|
This includes special exhibitions and permanent collection.
Huntington celebrates the Flint Institute of Arts by providing everyone access free of charge every Saturday.
Huntington’s “Welcome” philosophy is a perfect fit for Free Saturdays at the Flint Institute of Arts and an open invitation for all to come, see, and experience art. Throughout its 150-year history, Huntington has committed to a full scope of community investments from business growth, affordable housing and financial education to sustaining a better quality of life through support of arts and education.
John Henry, FIA Executive Director said “we are very grateful to Huntington for making our communities better places to live by providing everyone access to the FIA’s extraordinary collection and temporary exhibitions each week without charge. The increased activity on Huntington Free Saturdays generates a level of energy and enthusiasm which makes our museum a truly exciting place to be.
The Flint Institute of Arts has partnered with the Institute of Museum and Library Services to participate in Museums for All, a cooperative initiative created to give all families from all backgrounds the opportunity to become a regular visitor of museums.
Present your Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card and a valid photo ID to a Visitor Services Representative at the FIA Lobby front desk. This will allow up to 4 individuals per EBT card admission to the museum for free. This benefit is exclusively reserved for admission to the museum and cannot be applied to any special events or programs at the FIA and may not be used in the FIA Museum Shop, at The Palette Café, or in the FIA Art School.
Because of the hard work and generosity of four Grand Blanc High School students, color deficient visitors to the Flint Institute of Arts now can see the museum’s world-class collection without the barriers their condition presents.
As part of their LEAD class, seniors Alexander Hargraves, Maliah Linn, Katelyn Stuck, and Breeann Zarzycki chose to shape change in their community by addressing the challenges of color deficiency. Sometimes referred to as color blindness, color deficiency impacts over 300 million people worldwide, with the most prevalent type being red-green color deficiency. Roughly 1 in 12 men and 1 in 200 women are affected by some degree of color deficiency. Those with the condition often have issues with describing or naming colors and tend not to see the definition between objects, as they don’t see the variance created by shades or highlights. Visual art is a challenge for these individuals. The students, along with Grand Blanc Community Schools Superintendent Clarence Garner, who is red-green-color deficient, promoted their project, as well as the availability of the glasses at the FIA, in local media.
Three pairs of glasses, two purchased by the students through fundraising and one purchased by the museum, are available free of charge to FIA visitors. The students presented the museum with a check collected from additional funds raised, which FIA Executive Director John Henry said would be used to both promote the glasses and purchase additional pairs. Henry noted that the glasses would benefit not only art museum visitors, but those who visited other types of cultural destinations as well. “The marriage of cutting edge technology to our superlative collection of art and objects is a gift we can now share – and, through these glasses, perhaps change lives.”