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Collecting Stories

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Presented by Flint Institute of Arts at Flint Institute of Arts, Flint MI

Sep 15 2018
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Nov 04 2018
Collecting Stories

This exhibition reveals the behind-the-scenes stories about how important artworks came into the collection over the past nine decades, with special attention paid to significant donors and giving legacies.

Did you know that FIA owns two paintings that were included in the famous 1913 Armory Show in New York City, one of the most important art exhibitions in the history of American art? Or that the very first work of art to enter the collection, Tunis Ponsen’s The Old Pier, was purchased by the general public through a donation box? These are just two of several collecting stories that comprise this exhibition that celebrates 90 years of FIA history. From its beginning as an art school in 1928,

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ADMISSION INFO

FIA members Free; Children 12 & under Free; Adults $10.00; Senior Citizens and Students with ID $8.00; Huntington Free Saturdays; Genesee County Residents Free

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LOCATION

Flint Institute of Arts

1120 E. Kearsley, Flint, MI 48503

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PARKING INFO

Free parking is available on both the North and South entrances of the building. Overflow parking is available using Flint Central High School’s parking lot, adjacent to the South end of the FIA. Click here for directions.

ACCESSIBILITY INFO

    • Assisted Listening System
    • Wheelchair Access

Wheelchairs
The entire Institute is wheelchair accessible through both North and South entrances, and an elevator is located near the first floor restrooms. Wheelchairs are available to use free of

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This service is funded in part by the Genesee County Arts Education and Cultural Enrichment Millage funds. Your tax dollars are at work!