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Once you've seen the Indelibly Yours: Smith Andersen Editions and the Tattoo Project exhibition, be sure to check out the Museum Shop's selection of tattoo themed merchandise. Whether you are getting inspiration for your first tattoo, deciding where to put another one, or completing your full sleeve, we have items that you're sure to fall for. From a notebook that has pictures of skin on every page (perfect for drawing out any tattoo design) to tattoo coloring books and tattoo themed accessories, you are sure to find something to put you in the mood of being all inked up.

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.

September / October

Artist Reception
September 7 • 1:00p–3:00p

Diann Benoit & Suzanne Rock

Flowers in Blue and Orange

Diann Benoit, Fish Town Michigan, 16 x 20 inches, watercolor

Suzanne Rock

Suzanne Rock, Swedish Palace, 22 x 28 inches, oil
Diann Benoit and Suzanne Rock work in watercolor and oil and are emotionally inspired by what is around them, and traveling is a big part of what they love. They enjoy capturing their experiences on location or in their studios, focusing on the light and the mood of the subject so as to engage the viewer. Diann and Suzanne's love for challenges take them from figurative to landscape as well as other subjects, always keeping their brushwork soulful and impressionistic. Their quest is to create paintings that change how the world views the subject, making life more dignified and more artfully beautiful.

Diann was a Fine Arts Scholarship Graduate from the Center for Creative Studies in Detroit. She has won numerous awards and her paintings are in a number of private, corporate, and museum collections. She has taught painting for 30 years, juried many art shows and fairs and is an associate member of Oil Painters of America, the Michigan Watercolor Society and the American Watercolor Society. Suzanne attended the Center for Creative Studies and has studied art and art history at several other art centers and community colleges including Oakland University. She has shown her work in solo and group exhibits around Michigan and her pieces appear in private and commercial collections. She is a member of the Michigan Watercolor Society and the Michigan Portrait Group.
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Beginning October 1, The Palette Café's special will be the Autumn Leaves Salad. This beautiful salad is made with spinach, roasted butternut squash, topped with bacon and a maple-balsamic vinaigrette for $6. This special is available until October 12. Hooray for Autumn!
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The Palette Hours
Mon – Wed & Fri
9:00a – 5:00p*
9:00a – 9:00p*
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.

The FIA proudly serves Starbucks® Coffee.
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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