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A Legacy
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

business support
Hank Graff Chevrolet Davison & Applebee's

The Flint Institute of Arts is grateful to Hank Graff Chevrolet Davison for being the signature sponsor of The Party, June 6, 2015. In return for the sponsorship, Hank Graff Chevrolet received great benefits including event tickets for employees and media attention. Chris Graff, General Manager, expressed, "We have never had as much fun supporting anything institutional or as artistic as The Party at the FIA. To put our name on that first class event and to support Flint's jewel was definitely a win/win."

For the fourth year, Applebee's will be the signature sponsor of Art on Tap this September. As one of their many benefits, Applebee's logo will appear on patrons' complimentary tasting glasses.

The FIA presents four major events each year. Align your business and corporate identity with the Flint Institute of Arts and help achieve brand awareness, client entertainment, and philanthropic goals while also expanding your firm's community access and public participation.

2012-2013 Annual Report

Summer Travelers, Escape to 700+ Museums

If you are an FIA member at the Sustainer, Sponsor, Donor, or Rubens Society level, as you plan your escape this summer, remember that your FIA membership card is your admission to other museums. The North American Reciprocal Museums Program (NARM) includes over 700 participating museums in the U.S., Canada, El Salvador, Mexico, and Bermuda.

Just present your membership card validated with a gold NARM sticker and receive membership privileges (guests are not included). For a full listing of museums, visit, select Membership, then Reciprocal Listing and click on the link. If you do not have access to the Internet, we will mail a listing to you.
For a membership upgrade to one of the above levels, contact Membership Coordinator , call 810.234.1695. You can also upgrade on our website.

North American Reciprocal
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