Current Exhibitions


FEB 9 – MAY 19, 2019

Journey with us as we explore our solar system and beyond. Learn about our sun, moon and Earth, manned space flight, our galaxy and other worlds. This hands-on interactive exhibit will engage the entire family. Let your imagination soar as you reach for the stars!

Special thanks to Saginaw Valley State University; NASA; Wayne State University; Michigan Science Center; Longway Planetarium at the Sloan Museum

Sponsored by SoaringEagleWaterPark; Great Lakes Loons; MBS International Airport

KATHLEEN ELLIOT / Imaginary Botanicals

JAN 26 – APR 28, 2019

Artist Kathleen Elliot creates sculptures out of flame-worked and blown glass, using a vocabulary of botanical forms, including leaves, flowers, fruits and vines.

Exhibition organized through Katharine T. Carter & Associates

FIA Faculty Glass Exhibit

JAN 26 – APR 28, 2019

Showcasing the Glass Works of Flint Institute of Arts Faculty

POP-UP Exhibition
Arab Americans: History, Culture & Contributions

April 16 – April 29, 2019

Arab Americans have been an integral part of American society for more than 125 years. Through this traveling exhibition, visitors will explore the history, culture and contributions of Arab Americans. Location: Brick Lobby.

Created by the Arab American National Museum in Dearborn, MI, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution.

Spark!Lab® Smithsonian

Permanent Interactive Invention Space

In Spark!Lab, we believe everyone is inventive. Through hands-on activities and interactions with facilitators, children and their families will engage in the process of invention through activities that incorporate traditional science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) with art and creativity. Learn more.

Nobody Barks in LA feat. Snoopy

On loan through SEP 2019

Tom Everhart’s most famous painting has been exhibited in prestigious museums including the Louvre, Montreal Museum of Fine Art, the Spazio Flaminio in Rome and the Johnson Space Center. 1998 | Acrylic and enamel on canvas | 96″ x 128″

Upcoming Exhibitions – Check back for updates!

4th Congressional District Art Competition

April 27 – May 24, 2019

Selected entries will be on display in the Little Theatre Lobby as part of the annual award exhibition for students in the 4th Congressional District, with the grand prize winner recognized in an exhibition at the U.S. Capital in Washington, D.C.

Lobby hours will be:

April 27 | 10 am – 12 pm
May 2 | 4 – 5:30 pm
May 3 | 4 – 4:30 pm
May 4 | 10 am – 12 pm
May 18 | 10 am – 12 pm

Public Awards Reception: May 3 | 4 pm

Exhibition presented in partnership with the 4th Congressional District Office.
Supported by the Ernest R. and Martha E. Britton Memorial Fund

Great Lakes Bay Region High School Art Exhibit

April 27 – May 16, 2019

A juried art exhibition featuring student work from participating high schools: Bay City Western High School, Freeland High School, Mount Pleasant High School, Midland High School & Dow High School

Public Open House Reception: April 27 | 4 – 6 pm

POP-UP Exhibition
The Holocaust and What It Means to Those Who Lived Through It. 

May 6 – May 20, 2019

This exhibition tells the individual stories of survivors who exemplify different themes of the Holocause experience, including pre-war life; the rise of Nazism; escape; ghettos; concentration camps; resistance; life after the war. Location: Brick Lobby.


Asian Culture Exhibition

May 29 – September 1, 2019

Japan is known for its unique culture and heritage, which has been preserved by the Japanese people since ancient times. The age-old Japanese traditions and customs which give a unique character to the lifestyle of the Japanese people have to be experienced to be truly appreciated. This exhibition showcases kimonos, Japanese friendship dolls, tea set, and other unique pieces that exemplify the Japanese culture.

Curated by The Detroit Children’s Museum

Merging Artistic Visions
by Gloria Garfinkel

June 1 – September 1, 2019

Gloria Garfinkel’s provocative colors and patterns burst forth like firecrackers in this exhibition. Electrically hued design, expressed as paintings, sculptures and collage prints showcase the artist’s interest in the fashion and decorative motifs of Japan. Viewers are invited to shake up her Flip paintings by manipulating hinged sections to create artwork of their own choosing.

Exhibition organized through Katharine T. Carter & Associates

Science Paints Our World: Chemistry & Art

June 4 – September 1, 2019

The 20th century brought significant advances in science & technology, including the rise of modern paints. These materials provided an expanded paint palette that influenced modern abstractionists & post-modern painters. Explore the science behind modern paints and enjoy works created in this media by artists including Roy Lichtenstein, Charles Pollock, Alexander Calder, Kenneth Noland, John Hoyland, Morris Louis, Jules Otliski, Frank Dzubas and Helen Frankenthaler.

Public Reception: June 8 | 7 pm

Exhibition sponsored by the American Chemical Society – Midland Section

POP-UP Exhibition
Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History

July 1 – July 15, 2019

Traveling displays and cultural samplings showcasing the role of Second Baptist Church in the history of the Underground Railroad; Jazz in Detroit Before Motown; Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s historic speech at Cobo Hall. Location: Brick Lobby.

Created by the Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History.