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Flint Institute of Arts

1120 E Kearsley St, Flint, MI 48503-1915
+1 810-234-1695
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Most under appreciated place in the city

The Flint Institute of Arts has the most unexpected collection of art for the area! The new Glass... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
MichiganGenealogist
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Michigan
A world class museum and art gallery

Incredible find while exploring the "thumb" area of Michigan. Very welcoming, knowledgeable... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
analytic10
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Mumbai
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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. The world renowned collection, which now exceeds 8,000 objects, is significant for its depth of important European and American paintings and sculptures and its extensive holdings of decorative and applied arts. 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. Films and videos shown in the FIA’s 330 seat Theater. The FIA Art School runs at full capacity from 9:00a to 9:00p with an annual enrollment of more than 1,700 students.
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1120 E Kearsley St, Flint, MI 48503-1915
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Flint Institute of Arts has the most unexpected collection of art for the area! The new Glass Wing is breathtaking. I wish I lived in the area so I could visit frequently!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Incredible find while exploring the "thumb" area of Michigan. Very welcoming, knowledgeable, interested, engaged, communicative and considerate staff. Provides a great education in American abstract art as well as older art. Very shortly in April it is going to be opened with hugely expanded exhibition...More

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Heather W, Digital Media Specialist at Flint Institute of Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! We are so very glad you had a well rounded experience with the art and staff at the FIA. We hope you will return for the grand opening on April 21 to see the museum in its entirety!

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Reviewed 18 March 2018

Amazing beadwork and exhibition. Highlight is the African Crucifixion. Excellent free self-guided tour provided by museum plus well-written descriptions of the pieces by the artists. Documentation film is also well-done and meaningful. Saturdays are free thanks to Huntington Bank. Museum cafeteria offers healthy and interesting...More

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Heather W, Digital Media Specialist at Flint Institute of Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your great review! The Ubuhle Women was such an inspiring and beautiful exhibition, we are sad to see it go. We hope you will return soon for our upcoming exhibitions including From Lens to Eye to Hand: Photorealism 1969 to Today opening...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

I love the FIA. The shows are always different and interesting. The shows offer new and mind-expanding works. Even the permanent collection offers something for everyone. I find something new to look at every time I go to the FIA.More

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Heather W, Digital Media Specialist at Flint Institute of Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! We are quite happy that the permanent collection and visiting exhibitions leave such a lasting mark on your mind! It is such an important part of the museum experience. Visit often, and bring a friend! Don't forget that Saturdays are...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

This place is great for a short time visiting with a very good collection and variety. It has permanent exhibitions and some temporary which change every other months and make the visit interesting regardless of having been there before.

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Heather W, Digital Media Specialist at Flint Institute of Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! We are very pleased that our collection was such an engaging experience for you. Visit often, and bring a friend! Remember, Saturdays are free, thanks to Huntington Bank!

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Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

It was awesome! We where greeted right when we hit the door and the perfoywas great, we got in and out fast!

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Heather W, Digital Media Specialist at Flint Institute of Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Awesome! We are so glad you had such a great time and positive experience. Hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

The pieces here are amazing and the rotating exhibits are always exciting. The cafe and gift shop are also nice. Everyone is free on Saturday 😃The only downside is that there are not enough sitting spots for elderly to sit an take a break.

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Heather W, Digital Media Specialist at Flint Institute of Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2018

Thank you for your positive review! I will pass along your thoughts on the lack of seating in the building. Thank you for your feedback on that. The FIA is always looking to improve where possible. Visit often, and bring a friend!

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Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

They hosts lots of children’s events like scavenger hunts as well as have great school programs for children. Sign up for their email to receive updates on events and activities.

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Heather W, other at Flint Institute of Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2018

Thank you so much for your positive review! Glad you enjoy the children's programs so much. Come back soon!

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Reviewed 18 December 2017

If you are in the Flint area and you enjoy art museums put this at the top of your list. A beautifully presented diverse collection of art from all eras and regions. A wonderful way to spend a few hours. An incredibly friendly and helpful...More

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Heather W, Digital Media Specialist at Flint Institute of Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! We are so very pleased that you found everuting here durig your visit pleasing and engaging. It is important to us to do just that! Visit often, and bring a friend! Remember, Saturdays are free, thanks to Huntington Bank.

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Reviewed 7 December 2017

Love the art work here and very inexpensive compared to other galleries I have been to. Even purchased some items from the gift shop.

Thank Tabitha M
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Heather W, Digital Media Specialist at Flint Institute of Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thnak you for your visit! We are glad that the artwork here makes such an impression on you. Visit often, and bring a friend! Remember, Saturdays are free, thanks to Huntington Bank.

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