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Founded in 1928 and located in the Flint Cultural Center, the Flint Institute of Arts is a private general art museum and community art school. Governed by a thirty-four member board of trustees, the FIA employs 16 full-time and 20 part-time staff. Five to six major temporary exhibitions are scheduled each year.
There are additional collections of African art, Native American art and Asian art, and a large collection of mainly American prints.
The Flint Institute of Arts vast selection of media is sure to please all art lovers, housing the second largest collection in Michigan encompassing more than 6,500 objects. Whether it¹s glass, wood, sculpture, ceramics, or paintings, the FIA brings a more contemporary experience in art appreciation for the novice art lover, as well as the cultured fine arts devotee.
In an effort to meet the community's expectations of a
modern museum and art school, the Flint Institute of Arts is undergoing a major
renovation. During the renovation, the FIA will exhibit its collection at
alternative locations throughout the state. FIA offices and art classes are
being held at 924 Cedar Street in Flint. Visit www.flintarts.org for further
Contemporary American Sculpture from the Collection of the FIA
On loan to the Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum in Saginaw, Michigan
Through April 30, 2005
The Automobile in Art form the Collection of the FIA
On loan to the Sloan Museum's Buick Gallery in Flint, Michigan
Through May 15, 2005.
Theatre Poster Designs by Gilbert Lesser from the Collection of the FIA
On loan to The Whiting in Flint, Michigan
Through May 16. 2005
America at Work: Labor Scenes from the Collection of the FIA
On loan to Shiawassee Art Center in Owosso, Michigan
January through February 2005
Admission and exhibitions are free and open to the public.
The Flint Institute of Arts museum and art school is located in the Flint Cultural Center.