The Flint Institute of Arts is committed to promoting understanding and enjoyment of the visual arts through high quality programs. We believe art is a vital component of life and that learning is a lifelong process. Our educational programming provides dynamic and enriching experiences for people of all ages with all levels of familiarity with art.
Our programs invite people to gain greater understanding and enjoyment of the FIA’s outstanding permanent collection and special exhibitions. They are designed to present learning opportunities that are rich in content and stimulate imagination, thought and creativity.
We invite you to visit the FIA to Look, Wonder, and Experience the visual arts!
International Museum Day
The Flint Institute of Arts will join a worldwide community of museums on May 18 to celebrate ICOM's International Museums Day. This year's theme will be "Museums for a sustainable society." The theme recognizes the role of museums in raising public awareness about the need for a society that is less wasteful, more cooperative, and uses resources in a way that respects living systems.
By bringing museums to the forefront of this model of a sustainable society, the International Museum Day theme aims to foster awareness among the whole society about the current consequences of human action in our planet and the absolute necessity of changing its economic and social model.
To mark the occasion, the FIA will offer free admission to the galleries and special exhibitions. The FIA museum shop will offer members a 20% discount and non-members a 10% discount. The Palette café will offer a 10% discount to all patrons.
The FIA will once again join a network of museums across the nation offering free admission to active duty military and their families from Memorial Day to Labor Day. The Blue Star Museum program was established as a way to acknowledge the many sacrifices made by our military personnel by making it possible for them to enjoy museums in cities throughout the United States. Visit BlueStarMuseums.com for a list of other participating institutions.