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It's Summer Time
TNever lose track of time during the lazy days of summer with one of our fabulous time pieces. From make-your-own watches to wall clocks, the museum shop has got you covered. With vibrant colors and designs reminiscent of the work of famous artists, these timepieces are sure to be a great addition to any home or wrist.

Academic Splendor
Be sure to see the museum shop's selection of merchandise related to the exhibition Beauty, Passion & Bliss: 19th-Century Masterworks from the Dahesh Museum of Art.
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Museum Shop Hours
Mon – Wed & Fri – Sat
10:00a – 5:00p*
10:00a – 9:00p*
1:00p – 5:00p
*The Museum Shop is open for extended hours for select special events.

FIA Members receive a 10% discount on Museum Shop purchases.

Denise Willing-Booher

Canopy of Light

Denise Willing-Booher, Canopy of Light, 21 x 35 inches, watercolor

Denise Willing-Booher is the people's choice award winning artist at the Art Sales and Rental Gallery sponsored plein aire paint day at Applewood this summer. She transforms unflattering, inanimate and living subjects into dynamic watercolor paintings, taking our human perception of nature further into simple expressive shapes and lines. Utilizing creative composition, stroke and color she makes the commonplace captivating. Her images challenge societies view of what is considered beautiful.

Denise was born in Flint, Michigan and took her first art class at the Flint Institute of Arts in the 5th grade. The encouragement that she received in that class set her on the path to becoming a noted and experienced watercolor artist. She received her BFA from the University of Michigan with post graduate work at Eastern Michigan University and Wayne State University. Denise resides in Fenton with her husband and two children.

Denise, the current President of the Michigan Watercolor Society, paints, teaches and displays her work in juried, solo and group shows. She has won regional and local juried and people's choice awards. Her work is in numerous corporate and private collections.

Fran Wolok

Artist Reception » May 3 • 1:00p–3:00p

Bird Sanctuary Pond

Fran Wolok, Bird Sanctuary Pond, 24 x 24 inches, acrylic

Fran Wolok embraces the fair weather for painting landscapes alla prima in oils and acrylics—documenting what nature has to offer. The constant changes of light and color demand a strong sense of capturing forms that shift between expressionism and abstraction. With a fresh eye to edit, this exploration adds calligraphic marks for its subtleties of various strokes, tweaking the composition for a rhythm of pattern and forms. A combination of personal photography and memory may be the catalyst for new ideas that use key colors to determine the structure and familiarity of a sketch.

Fran is based in Bloomfield, Michigan. Initially studying at the Avni School of Art in Israel, she holds a BFA in Industrial Design from Wayne State University. Wolok has exhibited in Santa Fe, Chicago, New York and Michigan.

Thai Beef Wrap

Palette Café Special | This Little Piggy in a Wrap | 4.20 – 26
Oven roasted ham, garlic mashed potatoes, corn spoon bread, spinach, and Swiss cheese – hot pressed in a wrap. $7.

date night Spring into summer with a refreshing iced beverage from The Palette Café. Select from a wide array of espresso and tea or enjoy an ice-cold beer to quench your thirst. To beat the heat, make The Palette your Cultural Center oasis for delicious food and drinks (now open until 7:30p on Thursdays and Fridays).
the palette cafe

The Palette Hours
Mon – Wed
9:00a – 5:00p*
Thurs & Fri
9:00a – 7:30p*
10:00a – 5:00p*
1:00p – 5:00p
*The Palette is open extended hours for
  select special events.

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FIA Members always receive a 10% discount at The Palette.

In a hurry for lunch? Place your order in advance by calling 810.249.0593.


WiFi Service Expanded

Visitors may now access WiFi throughout the FIA, making Internet content available at any time to anyone with an Internet enabled device. Visit collections for audio and text information on the FIA's permanent collection.

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1120 East Kearsley Street
Flint, Michigan 48503
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Monday – Wednesday
12:00p – 5:00p
Thursday & Friday
12:00p – 7:30p
10:00a – 5:00p
1:00p – 5:00p
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