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Art Doesn't Stop


Hear the Only Playable Stradivarius Guitar Left in the World “The Sabionari” Made in 1679

By Jordan Smith - Feb. 13, 2020, on In this video, Rolf Lislevand showcases a unique instrument by playing one of the five guitars still in existence manufactured by legendary instrument maker Antonio Stradivari.


Explore the FIA From Home

Although the Flint Institute of Arts is closed, you can still access the collection through a variety of our online resources. Follow the FIA on social media and take advantage of our extensive digital offerings at There you can enjoy virtual tours of the galleries, revisit archived lectures, and learn more about your favorite paintings, sculptures, and decorative arts objects. We will be adding new content often, so please check back regularly Should you have any questions, don’t hesitate to email us at or send us a message on social media. The FIA staff is always connected, and we would welcome your thoughts! Please know that the FIA is constantly striving to find new ways to engage you during this unprecedented time. We will continue to keep you informed about FIA news as it unfolds.


Using bold colors to paint her local landscape, Jess Franks‘ vibrant art is immediately recognizable. Franks used to work as a magazine graphic designer and it’s immediately apparent that this informs her ability to create eye-catching paintings. Inspired by the New England landscape, Franks turned to painting several years ago to help open up the world as she sees it—a world filled with color.



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