4 Great Takeaways From The Flint Art Institute

4 Great Takeaways From The Flint Art Institute


If you live near the Detroit Area, It would definitely be worth your time to visit FIA better known as The Flint Art Institute.

1 Minglings: A Journey Across Time by Gerhardt Knodel is a wonderful exhibit of Knodel's recent work. Inspired by a tapestry remnant from China's Ming Dynasty, Knodel embarked on an exploration into the potential on how this fabric from another  time and place could influence his current artwork. Knodel is current director Emeritus of Cranbrook Academy of Art.


2. Being Human: This exhibit explores the diverse world of contemporary art through the lens of the Rubell Museum Collection. The work selected for this exhibition share the common theme of depicting the complexity of experiences that make us human. Through painting, sculpture and photography, these artworks offer emotional responses to various issues including gender, race,sexuality, life and death



3. The Contemporary Craft wing contains three distinct expansive galleries—two permanent collection galleries and one designated for temporary exhibitions. Artwork by some of the most significant contemporary glass artists and ceramicists from all over the world is on permanent display. Included in these galleries are objects from a long-term loan of twenty-first-century glass from the Isabel Foundation of the Sherwin and Shirley Glass glass collection, gifts of contemporary ceramics from Dr. Robert and Deanna Harris Burger, and works from the museum’s permanent collection


4. Some of my favorite  artists have work on display in various galleries around the museum. Here are two great images. One by Man Ray and the other by Jean Dubuffet. FAI offers a more intimate feel than the DIA which is much larger and intimidating. I believe you would enjoy your time at the Flint Art institute. Give it a try and let me know what you think.

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