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Bess Hurand
Bess Hurand

The Flint Institute of Arts celebrates the life of Bess Hurand, 1920–2015. Bess became a member of the FIA in 1959 and since then served as a Trustee, Docent, President of the Founders Society, and consummate patron. Together with husband Art and their children, the Hurand family gave significant gifts to the Capital Campaign, the permanent collection, and endowment. In 2005, the FIA designated the Hurand Sculpture Courtyard in their honor. It is an extraordinary outdoor gallery named in honor of decades of dedication.


Deborah Butterfield
American, b. 1949
Tarkio, 2011
96 x 101 x 50 inches
Gift of the Hurand Family and Museum purchase fund, 2011.131

Elisabetta Sirani
Italian, 1638–1665
Cleopatra, 17th century
Oil on canvas
37.25 x 29.75 inches
Gift of the Hurand family in memory of Dr. Ben Bryer, 2002.53

Untitled Dango


Jun Kaneko
American, b. Japan, b. 1942
Untitled Dango, 2003
64 x 21 x 14 inches
Gift of Alan and Kelly Ginsburg in honor of Art and Bess Hurand, 2006.61

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