Jan 27
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Apr 20
Vanessa German: Miracles and Glory Abound

Vanessa German: Miracles and Glory Abound

Presented by Flint Institute of Arts at Flint Institute of Arts

This exhibition explores the power of stories. How do tales that pass from generation to generation change with each retelling? How do the alterations of truth affect our understanding of history and shape current ideologies?

Miracles and Glory Abound draws from both the visual and emotional concept of the iconic painting. Using her own power-figures to imitate Leutze’s composition, Vanessa German creates a conversation about public memory and the rewriting of history through the lens of privilege. The exhibition explores the complicated, nuanced history of the United States and how that history relates to our current suffering in the echoes of violence, hate, and materialism.

Image: Vanessa German, American, b. 1977. oh for the healing of the blues, 2016. Mixed media assemblage. 73 x 26 x 44” (185.4 x 66 x 111.7 cm). Collection of the Figge Art Museum, Davenport; museum purchase with funds provided by the Friends of Art Acquisition Fund and Linda and J. Randolph Lewis, 2017.27.1. Courtesy of the artist and Pavel Zoubok, Fine Art, NY

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

Phone: 810-234-1695

Email: info@flintarts.org

Dates & Times

2019/01/27 - 2019/04/20

Location Info

Flint Institute of Arts

1120 E. Kearsley, Flint, MI 48503

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

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 charge on a first come first served basis at the Visitor Service desk at the North entrance of the building. Wheelchair accessible restrooms are available in the lobby, in the Art School and on the second floor.

Service Animals
The FIA complies with all ADA requirements and accepts service animals in the museum as defined in the Americans with Disabilities Act of 2010. Types of Service Dogs may include, but are not limited to: Guide Dog, Mobility Aid Dog, Seizure Alert Dog, PTSD Dog, Hearing Alert Dog, Diabetes Alert Dog, Migraine Alert Dog, Narcolepsy Alert Dog, Seizure Response Dog, Psychiatric Service Dog.