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Flint Institute of Arts

1120 E Kearsley Street
Flint, Michigan

Phone: 810 234 1695 --

Statement of Purpose:

19th and 20th century French art; 18th century to present American art; Oriental art; Renaissance Baroque decorative arts; prints; drawings; glass.

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.

Highlights & Collections:

The permanent collection is especially strong in Renaissance and Baroque decorative arts, 19th-century French painting and American painting from the 18th century to contemporary.

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 for further information.

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


Hours of operation are: Tuesday through Saturday 10-5, and
Sunday 1-5. Every second Friday of the month, the FIA is open from 10:00 until 9:00pm.

Admission & Directions:

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.


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