facilities event spaces
The Museum Galleries have been renovated and reinstalled with one of the Michigan’s most important art collections. The visual experiences captured in the Museum Galleries are sure to delight your guests, young and old alike. Galleries include a video gallery and a temporary exhibition gallery that changes exhibits throughout the year. Regular gallery hours are Mon.-Fri. 12p–5p; Thurs. 12p–9p; Sat. 10a–5p; Sun 1p–5p.

The Museum Galleries may be opened after hours for your guests to stroll and enjoy the art at their leisure for an additional charge. Or, if preferred, the FIA can arrange to have guided tours available, including a Director’s tour, docent led tours, or self guided tours with audio guides (100 maximum). The Lobby may be set up for a greeting/registration area or for refreshments. Food and drink are not allowed in the galleries at any time.

Galleries are not available for rent during normal operating hours. For FIA fundraising events and performances, the museum’s galleries are reserved for use by the FIA and its auxiliary organizations, the Founders Society, Friends of Modern Art and the Docents Corps.
Isabel Hall
40' x 74'
225 guests (sit down)


Isabel Hall is a beautiful reception hall perfect for gala events including luncheons, dinners, and company meetings. Isabel Hall is approximately 40' x 74'. Comfortable padded chairs and round tables can be arranged to accommodate up to 225 guests for a sit down event, or auditorium style with 250 padded chairs with a center aisle. The room is equipped with a 10' x 13' retractable projection screen. Floor to ceiling windows fill the space with light, or the room can be darkened by shades when the multimedia equipment is in use. The walls of the room are furnished by paintings from the Museum's permanent collection.

Mrs. Harding Mott

Isabel Hall is named in honor of Mrs. Harding Mott, a great lady who enjoyed all the arts, including the art of planning and presenting a grand event.
isabel hall
FIA Theater
76' x 51'
14' x 42' stage
330 seats (in 17 rows)


FIA Theater provides theater-style seating with 330 seats (in 17 rows) and wheelchair access of 7 seats (available in rear, Row Q). The Theater is 76' x 51' with a 14' x 42' stage. Projection booth equipment includes a multimedia DVD projector, a slide projector, two 35mm film projector, a 6-disc CD changer, podium and microphones. The FIA Theater is also equipped with a state-of-the-art surround sound system, including an 8' 7" x 20'2" retractable projection screen multimedia equipment and illuminated side aisle lights. The backdrop for the stage is a beautiful light painting by artist Stephen Knapp. An in-house A/V technician is required to operate the multimedia equipment in the FIA Theater.

The Theater is a perfect space for award ceremonies, lectures, and films, and may be scheduled during or after museum hours. Food and drink are not allowed in the FIA Theater.
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Lobby

A gorgeous glass façade with skylights that fill the open space with light. It may be scheduled before or after museum hours, but not during regular business hours. The Lobby area may be rented in conjunction with Isabel Hall and/or the FIA Theater if needed.
FIA lobby
Board Room
22 seats at table
30 seated total in room


This elegant room is prepared for small business gatherings with a large meeting table which seats 22 in the center of the room. Luxurious modern décor, custom-built art niches and retractable presentation screen are sure to impress your clients. With sofas, benches and side chairs the total seating occupancy of the room is 30. The room is equipped with multi media capabilities. The Board Room may be scheduled during or after museum hours.
board room
Lecture Room
40 guests

A multi purpose room with audio, visual, and multimedia capabilities. Small groups may use the room for lectures, group meetings and other small events. This room can seat up to 40 depending on table and chair configuration. Refreshments or a light meal may be served. The Lecture Room may be scheduled during or after museum hours.
lecture room
Hurand Sculpture Courtyard

A space for contemporary large-scale sculptures. This open-air courtyard is available for small outdoor gatherings seasonally and under approved circumstances. (weather permitting)
hurand sculpture courtyard
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