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Flint Institute of Arts

1120 E Kearsley St, Flint, MI 48503-1915
+1 810-234-1695
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Registered and attended 5-day Art classes

Instructors were wonderful; watchful; helpful; interested in what the group had to say. Easy online... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Bonnie R
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Corunna, Michigan
World class glass, beautiful galleries

We went up to Flint to see the new glass exhibit and the paperweights. The new ceramics gallery... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Jan J
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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1120 E Kearsley St, Flint, MI 48503-1915
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"permanent collection"
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"general collection"
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"glass exhibit"
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"great opportunity"
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"foreign films"
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Reviewed yesterday

Instructors were wonderful; watchful; helpful; interested in what the group had to say. Easy online registration; front desk staff helpful in directions; easy parking in the back

Thank Bonnie R
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Reviewed yesterday

We went up to Flint to see the new glass exhibit and the paperweights. The new ceramics gallery was a bonus. The glass was worth the trip by itself, but there was also great modern art, a beautiful gift shop, and getting to meet Kathryn...More

Thank Jan J
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is a real treasure! Exemplary special exhibits, friendly and helpful staff and a wonderful general collection. The glassmaking demonstration was fascinating and the glass exhibits are great. Well worth the trip!

Thank nrlDetroit_Michigan
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Heather W, Digital Media Specialist at Flint Institute of Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for your positive review! We are very pleased you had a great, well-rounded visit. The glass demonstrations are definitely spectacular. We hope you'll return soon to the Flint Institute of Arts. Remember, Saturdays are free thanks to Huntington Bank!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I did not know such a fine art museum is located in Flint! The venue is attractive and the exhibits are well organized. There is just enough of everything to keep visitors engaged.More

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

Thank you for your lovely review! It is our goal to attract more people like yourself to the museum who will see what beauty Flint really does have. Thank you for your visit to the Flint Institute of Arts. We hope you'll return soon! Remember,...More

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Reviewed July 9, 2018

My wife and I visited the FIA for the first time in late June and were overwhelmed by the exhibits, the presentation of the exhibits and the newest addition of the ceramic and glass wing to the museum. The FIA normal adult admission is $10.00...More

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Reviewed July 9, 2018

I have been taking my son since he was a toddler, and he is always excited to go. I want to do a class of some sort with him now that he is five, but it hasn't worked for my schedule yet. Even the gift...More

Thank Marcie H
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Reviewed June 19, 2018

We took a tour of Flint with the OLLI organization and this was our second stop. While the exhibits rotate, we saw some fantastic ones in a lovely building. My favorite was the glass exhibit with many beauties but two absolute standouts - the fan...More

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Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

My family loved our tour at the flint institute of arts last month my youngest had an issue with the not touching rule but my oldest was very inspired!More

Thank Amanda D
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Heather W, Digital Media Specialist at Flint Institute of Arts, responded to this reviewResponded June 20, 2018

We are so pleased that you had such a great time here with your family! We understand that little ones have a hard time understanding/remembering that artwork is to be seen and not touched. Your youngest is not the only one. :} It is also...More

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Reviewed May 24, 2018

The FIA has opened an new Hot Shop for glass-blowing. This new space is state-of-the-art and is even better than the shop in the Glass Pavilion in Toledo Ohio (for viewing). The acoustics and thermal HVAC control are top notch. The creativity and teamwork of...More

Thank flintjarvis
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Heather W, Digital Media Specialist at Flint Institute of Arts, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2018

Thank you so much for your review! We are very glad you are pleased with our set-up and programming. It makes what we do worth the effort. Visit often, and bring a friend!

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Reviewed April 12, 2018

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!

Thank MichiganGenealogist
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neicegirl55
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Response from Heather W | Property representative |
Hello there, the FIA does not do appraisals. We can take a look at it for you and offer information about the painting regarding condition, artist, etc., but we cannot appraise the item. We recommend DuMouchelles located... More
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