The Flint Institute of Arts (FIA)and the FIA Art School will be closed through April 5, according to a statement issued Saturday. The Flint School of Performing Arts (FSPA) part of the Flint Institute of Music (FIM) will be closed for three weeks. More details from both the FIA and the FIM–and regarding the Flint Repertory Theatre — can be found below.
As the spread of COVID-19 continues worldwide, the Flint Institute of Arts has been assessing and investigating all options regarding our venues and operations.
The decision has been made to close all public spaces at the Flint Institute of Arts, including the FIA Art School, effective March 14. All public programs, special and/or private events, and meetings between March 14 and April 5 are postponed or cancelled at this time. All visitors are encouraged to explore the FIA’s collections and programs by visiting flintarts.org or the FIA Facebook page during this public closure.
Although this was a difficult decision, the health and safety of FIA guests, students, volunteers, and staff is our first priority. The museum recognizes its part in helping minimize the spread of the virus and its impact on the community and national health systems. The FIA is grateful for the continued support it receives as it moves through this unprecedented time with other cultural insitutions.
ABOUT THE FLINT INSTITUTE OF ARTS
The Flint Institute of Arts is Michigan’s second largest art museum and one of the largest museum-connected art schools in the nation. The FIA’s mission is to advance the understanding and appreciation of art for all through collections, exhibitions, and educational programs.
For more information, please visit www.flintarts.org.