Flint Institute of Arts
Flint Institute of Arts
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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FIA Closed March 14 Through April 6 As the spread of COVID-19 continues worldwide, the Flint Institute of Arts (FIA) has been assessing and investigating all options regarding our venues and operations. We have made the decision to close all public spaces at the FIA and the FIA Art School effective tomorrow, Saturday, March 14. All public programs, special and/or private events, and meetings between March 14 and April 5 are postponed or canceled at this time. Although this was a difficult decision, the health and safety of our guests, students, volunteers, and staff is our first priority. The FIA recognizes its part helping minimize the spread of the virus and its impact on our community and national health systems. We appreciate your flexibility and patience as we move through this unprecedented time together. FIA Closed March 14 Through April 6 As the spread of COVID-19 continues worldwide, the Flint Institute of Arts (FIA) has been assessing and investigating all options regarding our venues and operations. We have made the decision to close all public spaces at the FIA and the FIA Art School effective tomorrow, Saturday, March 14. All public programs, special and/or private events, and meetings between March 14 and April 5 are postponed or canceled at this time.
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Kirstin D.
Port Huron, MI482 contributions
What a wonderful fun art museum! It is easy to find from the Interstate and from downtown Flint. A broad and well rounded collection and always vital, interesting exhibitions added. Works from ancient to classical to modern. A beautiful sculpture courtyard and an education wing. Easy parking.

Several nice gift shops and a cafe, too. A beautiful Chihuly chandelier in the lobby.

I was worried about the continuing TERRIBLE Flint water crisis. It is still shocking that this crisis has not been resolved for the poor neighborhoods. This has dragged on since 2014! But I have been to the Art Institute several times since then and the cultural campus and wealthy areas have protected and clean water. Of course!
Written January 30, 2020
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Thank you for your visit to the FIA. We hope you'll return soon and bring a friend!
Written March 12, 2020
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Diane D
Grand Blanc, MI19 contributions
A lovely day spent at the museum. Great variety of exhibits. The cafe offers tasty eats and a nice selection of wine. We had a few specific exhibits that we wanted to see and found a few surprises, too.
Written January 28, 2020
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Thank you for the five stars! We are glad you had such a positive experience at the Flint Institute of Arts and were pleasantly surprised by some unexpected discoveries in our collection. We hope you'll return soon to the FIA!
Written March 12, 2020
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sylvia s
Memphis, TN1 contribution
Flint has lots of talented artists. I highly recommend that you visit this museum with family and friends. I really enjoyed it. Sylvia Spencer Miller
Written August 24, 2011
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19traveler81
Flint, MI1 contribution
Solo
Go in and look at the lobby. It is the interesting part of the building. The staff is stuck up, and not very friendly or welcoming. I had the opportunity to meet with a couple of the people working the business side of this company as well, all with the same attitude. Two volunteers I came across were the most friendly and courteous, but of course we know vols do not get paid from arts funding....
Now as for the collection I will say its is rather dull. There are a few pieces here and there but overall a boring setup. Many others are far superior ex. st.louis etc... the pieces they chose to display are just lacking soo much, honestly just go into a hallmark store or borders and gain more culture.
The plus side they have a decent size room for events and the cafe' is something. They will also cater to schools. They have classrooms and studios for some so that's a huge bonus.
I not saying don't go considering other options around Flint, but don't get too excited. Always support the arts but this place needs staffing overhaul from the top down before people like me should consider donation grants
Written December 5, 2014
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mcmarto
Chicago, IL121 contributions
Couples
Nice museum. Everyone was friendly. Barely anyone was there so we felt like we had it all to ourselves. A nice way to spend about 2 hours.
Written May 20, 2013
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BoomerKool
111 contributions
What a little jewel in Flint a short distance from Detroit about an hour - plus away. It is an intimate art museum, with all the charm to be uncovered. The exhibits are nicely setup with lo ts of breathing room to explore. I just loved it and felt it will be a "go-to-again" type of experience!
Written November 4, 2019
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Thank you for the five stars! We really appreciate that you took the time to stop by the Flint Insitute of Arts and had a nice time as well. We hope to see you again soon!
Written March 12, 2020
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Susan R
Ringwood, NJ10 contributions
Friends
A surprisingly in-depth exhibition of collections. Peaceful atmosphere. A wonderful rainy Day experience. The classes look intriguing.
Written September 13, 2019
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Thank you for the five stars! We hope you thoroughly enjoyed your visit to the Flint Institute of Arts and will visit again soon.
Written March 12, 2020
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mharroun52
Flint, MI56 contributions
Friends
There is a lot to see in a fairly small place. They now have a glass blowing demo on Saturdays. It is interesting to watch a beautiful bowl develop from a glob of glowing melted glass. Right now they have a special exhibit of full-sized costumes made from paper. All are hand made and hand painted. Saturdays are free, I am not sure of the price during the week but Genessee county residents get a discount. I also liked the hand held devices that described some exhibits. You can through at your own pace. Selfies are encouraged, but no flashes. The staff was friendly especially the staff in the gift shop. There are classes offered as well.
Written June 23, 2019
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Thank you so much for your visit and the five-star review! We are very pleased that you had an all-round great experience. We hope you'll return to the Flint Institute of Arts soon!
Written September 11, 2019
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wolverine331
152 contributions
Business
This place is not to the caliber of the Detroit Institute of Arts but is still very much worth a visit. Large enough it'll take a couple hours to get through and a very good variety of selection. Parking is free.
Written March 18, 2019
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Thank you for your positive review! We are glad you had the time to visit us and it was worth your while. We appreciate you stopping by! We hope you'll return soon. Remember, Saturdays are free thanks to Huntington Bank and glassblowing demonstrations are free thanks to McLaren Healthcare.
Written June 19, 2019
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nrlDetroit_Michigan
Detroit, MI72 contributions
Couples
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!
Written August 5, 2018
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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!
Written August 15, 2018
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