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Flint Institute of Arts

1120 East Kearsley Street, Flint, MI 48503-1915
+1 810-234-1695
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Definite stop is you like art.

The city gets a lot of bad press, but this museum and the area it is in makes for a great... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Paul S
go see the rodin exhibit before it is gone!

Wow. A+++ to the Rodin Exhibit! I had never done the audio tour before, and I would highly... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
dona r
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IMPORTANT MESSAGE – THE FIA WILL BE CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS FROM JULY 31, 2017 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 15, 2017 The Flint Institute of Arts is the second largest art museum in the State of Michigan and one of the largest museum art schools in the nation. Each year, more than 160,000 people visit the FIA’s galleries and participate in FIA programs and services. For more than 85 years, the FIA has been responsible for acquiring, protecting and presenting a collection of art and artifacts spanning continents and 5,000 years. The world renowned collection, which now exceeds 8,000 objects, is significant for its depth of important European and American paintings and sculptures, 15th century to the present, and its extensive holdings of decorative and applied arts including important ethnographic study collections dating back five millennia. The FIA promotes the power of the visual arts by providing lifelong learning opportunities to engage and educate a diverse regional audience. The FIA is committed to making art available, approachable, and accessible to all through a broad range of interpretive programs that allow multiple ways of accessing information on the permanent collection and temporary exhibitions through guided tours; lectures and community dialogues; art classes, workshops and studio demonstrations; gallery, studio, and outreach programs for PreK-12, Head Start and homeschool students; films and videos; print, audio, and multimedia resources. Films and videos shown in the FIA’s 330 seat Theater are selected to appeal to three distinct audiences: adults, college students, and senior citizens. Printed exhibition and collection catalogues, gallery guides, school brochures, audio guide entries, and online resources are produced to enhance educational opportunities for the broadest possible audience. The FIA Art School runs at full capacity from 9:00a to 9:00p with an annual enrollment of more than 1,700 students. The Art School remains dedicated to the educational enlightenment of the public through formal studio instruction in drawing, painting, photography, mixed media, printmaking, ceramics, glass mosaic, fiber, and metal sculpture. The school also provides summer camps for youth, free family activities, and a pre-college portfolio development program for gifted high school students.
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Hours Today: 12:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1120 East Kearsley Street, Flint, MI 48503-1915
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Reviewed yesterday

The city gets a lot of bad press, but this museum and the area it is in makes for a great afternoon. The museum is bigger than I pictured it would be and is currently under renovations. It winds from ancient, medieval into modern works...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow. A+++ to the Rodin Exhibit! I had never done the audio tour before, and I would highly recommend it. I don't know what they plan to do to improve this museum; I already love it.More

Thank dona r
Heather W, Digital Media Specialist at Flint Institute of Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your kind words! We are so glad you enjoyed the Rodin exhibition. It is quite validating when we hear from people like you who really take the time to appreciate all of the hard work our curatorial department puts into...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting and exciting to see a masters work up close. Wish the "Thinker" replica was present most younger admireers know the artist for that piece.

Thank cebradox
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Different events held here and its really cheap to visit an art museum compared to other cities this is great to see.

Thank jamiekdt
Heather W, Digital Media Specialist at Flint Institute of Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the kind words! We also have a free day on Saturdays thanks to Huntington Bank. Visit often, and bring a friend!

Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

My mother and I drive 30 minutes to see the movies at the art museum. Some are out of this world. Last night we saw a post Europe WWII movie that was one of my favorites called Land of Mines. It is worth the drive....More

Thank szar101
Heather W, Digital Media Specialist at Flint Institute of Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the kind words! The Friends of Modern Art definitely know how to pick a quality lineup of great films that wouldn't otherwise be offered to a general audience. We look forward to your next visit! Visit often, and bring a...More

Reviewed 2 May 2017

I had no idea of the existence of the FIA, I really enjoyed the visit and the Art. I got free entrance and I'm excited to go to the Rodin exhibition.

Thank Mabell C
Heather W, Digital Media Specialist at Flint Institute of Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for your visit! We hope you'e had the opportunity to stop in for Rodin: The Human Experience. Very powerful exhibition. You still have a lot of time as it is here through July 30. Visit often, and bring a friend!

Reviewed 7 April 2017

We stopped here to see a jade exhibit and found ourselves sitting in a women’s forum. There is an exhibit at the FIA called Women of a New Tribe. These African-American women are leaders in the Flint community. Each were nominated and photographed. 49 of...More

Thank FeedMe_2010
Heather W, Digital Media Specialist at Flint Institute of Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2017

Thank you so much for your glowing review! We really appreciate that you were able to stop by and really enjoyed your time. Please come back soon! If you are a fan of Auguste Rodin, the FIA has a sculpture exhibition titled Rodin: The Human...More

Reviewed 1 April 2017

This would be a gem anywhere. It's not a wold class museum, but they have a wide ranging collection that can be viewed in a day without having to rush.

Thank D'wain R
Heather W, Digital Media Specialist at Flint Institute of Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2017

Thank you for your great review! While we are not world-class, we give it our all to be be one of the best in the nation. We hope you are able to return very soon! Visit often and bring a friend!

Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

A great place to spend a rainyday. Decided to take some local Flint talent in for a photoshoot. It was a good rainy day. Especially in between downfall.

Thank You_Know555
Heather W, Digital Media Specialist at Flint Institute of Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2017

Thank you for your review! We are glad you were able to find our architecture a fitting backdrop for your photoshoot. We hope you return soon! Visit often, and bring a friend.

Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Always has great exhibitions from titanic to black history. Family friendly as well as a great coffee shop and souvenirs for children. Alot of it is free typically and has great convenience with its hours.

Thank Aharon M
Heather W, Digital Media Specialist at Flint Institute of Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2017

Thank you for the review! Your enjoyment of the museum is important to us. Visit often and bring a friend!

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