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Flint Institute of Arts, Flint

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The Flint Institute of Arts has served an important role in the life of the Flint community since its founding in 1928 and today, continues to play a major role in the growth and revitalization of the city of Flint. Through its exhibitions, interpretive programs, film screenings, concerts, lectures, family events and educational outreach programs, the FIA serves more than 120,000 adults and children annually from all over southeast Michigan.
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  • Who says that small things are insignificant? FIA is small, not overwhelming. The exhibits are interesting!! Wonderful free programs, free speakers. It is a MUST on anyone's list whether you are an ex...  more »
  • Wonderful! We really enjoyed all of the museum but our favorite was the glass exhibit. Saturdays are free, but if you can’t make a Saturday it is worth the admission.  more »
  • This beautiful museum is complete with grand tapestry hall, ongoing events and teaching classes, small store and cafe. Noteworthy is the Chihuly at the entrance. Various themes are displayed throughou...  more »
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  • This is one of my favorite places. It isn't Michigan's biggest or best art museum. It is so much more than what you'd think you'd find in a city the size of Flint. It's permanent galleries have great works from throughout the world and past two or three millenia. Even when I'm sure I won't, I always enjoy & learn from their special exhibits. I've had several nice lunches here and always wish I had more to spend at the gift shop, which is better thought-out and better priced than most museum gift shops. It's well worth my 65 mile drive. Beyond that, if you're looking for a place to take kids or aging parents, it's very simple to get to and free parking (in front and behind) is very close to the entrances. It's very wheelchair/stroller friendly. And the layout couldn't be simpler. At a leisurely pace, you can enjoy most everything in 3-4 hours.
  • Great way to spend some quiet reflection time. This museum has a confusing layout but it appears to have been added on to several times. They didn't appear to have a children's area or anything more interactive for little people. I'm hoping they will continue to grow, it was a nice alternative to the Detroit Institute of Arts.
  • I loved touring the Institute of Art! Lots of amazing artwork and historical pieces. Loved the glass exhibits as well! I would definitely go again next time I'm in Flint!
  • This is a much more interesting place to visit frequently than, say, the Cincinnati Art Museum, based on the permanent exhibits. We were lucky to see several special exhibits as well, and it was well worth the two hours it involved picking up the great-grandmother of my baby son and getting her to the FIA. She was in a wheelchair and my son was in a stroller. It was an easy place to navigate. I also enjoyed the museum shop and the café. I highly recommend this little gem. It's not as small as it seems.
  • The art itself was great, loved it. However, I was made VERY uncomfortable when I noticed that a specific security guard was following me. He proceeded to follow me the entire time I was there, moving to each room I entered. I understand that the institute would like to prevent any damage to their exhibits, but overall the fact that I was singled out and followed made my visit very unpleasant.
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