Our knowledgeable Visitor Services team is eager to greet you when you enter the Lobby of the Flint Institute of Arts. They are waiting to direct you in beginning your self-guided tour throughout the galleries, with audio guides and a detailed floor plan of the grounds. They are able to answer any questions about the museum, or assist you with any of your concerns.
Gum, food and drinks are not permited in the galleries.Visitors are asked not to touch any of the artwork in the FIA. Works of art are very fragile, even those made of stone and metal. Salts and oil residues from visitors' hands destroy the surfaces of works of art over time. It is our responsibility to preserve and protect the works of art in our public trust for future generations.
Photography for personal use is permitted in permanent collection galleries, except where “No Photography” is noted on an object’s label with the symbol above. Photography in temporary exhibition galleries is not permitted. Photographs may not be published, distributed or sold for commercial purposes. Flash photography, tripods, and selfie-sticks are not permitted in the museum.
Free coat check service is offered to visitors at the Visitor Service desk at the North entrance of the building. Large purses, bags, backpacks, packages, umbrellas must be checked. Lockers are available free of charge for such items. Strollers may also be checked.
Free parking is available on both the North and South entrances of the building. Overflow parking is available using Flint Central High School's parking lot, adjacent to the South end of the FIA. Click here for directions.
Wheelchair accessible restrooms are available in the lobby, in the Art School adjacent to the Bishop Gallery and on the second floor adjacent to the Student Lounge. Family restrooms are available on the first and second floors of the Art School.
The entire Institute is wheelchair accessible through both North and South entrances, and an elevator is located near the Bishop gallery. Wheelchairs are available to use free of charge on a first come first served basis at the Visitor Service desk at the North entrance of the building. Wheelchair accessible restrooms are available in the lobby, in the Art School adjacent to the Bishop Gallery and on the second floor adjacent to the Student Lounge.
Companions or caregivers of persons with disabilities are admitted free of charge to the museum. The FIA's Visitor Service team is prepared to give assistance to those in need.
Service and Emotional Support Animals
The FIA complies with all ADA requirements and accepts service animals in the museum as defined in the ADA 2010.
Types of Service Dogs may include, but are not limited to: Guide Dog, Mobility Aid Dog, Seizure Alert Dog, PTSD Dog, Hearing Alert Dog, Diabetes Alert Dog, Migraine Alert Dog, Narcolepsy Alert Dog, Seizure Response Dog, Psychiatric Service Dog.
Emotional Support Animals
The FIA does not allow Emotional Support Animals (ESA) on site. Emotional Support Animals or Comfort Animals are often used as part of a medical treatment plan as therapy animals, are not considered service animals under the ADA.
Types of Emotional Support Animals may include, but are not limited to: companionship animals; animals to relieve loneliness; animals to help with depression; animals to help with anxiety; animals to help with certain phobias.
Listening devices are available for use with Audio Guides.
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