2018-01-11 / Living

What’s happening at the FIA in January and February

Current Exhibitions

Through – March 18
• The Art of Containment
Vessels from the Sidney Swidler Collection
Collecting art often involves a number of motivations, but for Sidney Swidler the main catalyst was
the excitement he got from the objects themselves. In
1984, Swidler began collecting contemporary ceramics
and, since that time, he has collected more than 1,000

Future exhibitions

• Jan. 13-April 15
Everyday Life in 19th-century Japanese Prints
This exhibition curated by Sarah Lippert will explore

Japanese prints from the FIA’s permanent collection. Dr.
Sarah Lippert associate professor of art history at the
University of Michigan-Flint will be guest curating the

• Jan. 15
Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Flint Public Library|Flint Institute of Arts
Festivities begin with a keynote address from Dr.
Lawrence Reynolds, a reenactment of Dr. King’s “I Have
a Dream” speech with a musical performance. The
celebration continues with a step performance by The
Gamma Delta Kudos and The Kappa Leadership League
followed by a reception with refreshments.

• Jan. 20
11th Annual Community Gala
The Flint Institute of Arts celebrates the opening of Ubuhle Women: Beadwork and the Art of
Independence. The gala will feature a conversation
with Curator Bev Gibson and Ubuhle artists Ntombephi
“Induna” and Zandile Ntobela.

FOMA Film Series
• Jan. 12-14
Loving Vincent
(U.K./Poland, 2017) Directed by Dorota Kobiela and
Hugh Welchman, 94 min., rated PG-13
Beautifully depicted in oil-painted animation, this has
been called “an unusual kind of biopic” by The New
York Times. It tells of the final days of Vincent van Gogh
as investigated by a man who comes to the last town
where Vincent lived in an attempt to deliver the troubled
artist’s final letter.

Free Programs
• Wednesdays at 12:15 p.m.
Free Video Series | Art á la Carte
Art à la Carte is a series of informative videos focusing
on the arts. It is offered free of charge on Wednesdays
at 12:15 p.m. Participants are encouraged to bring lunch
or pick up something from The Palette Café. Coffee, tea,
and cookies are provided.

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