Flint Institute of Arts receives grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Flint

FLINT — The Flint Institute of Arts (FIA) has received a $10,000 grant from the Jack Willson Thompson Fund and the Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation Program Fund of the Community Foundation of Greater Flint (CFGF). The grant will fund the exhibition Posing Beauty in African American Culture.

The exhibition explores the contested ways in which African and African American beauty have been represented in historical and contemporary contexts through a diverse range of media including photography, film, video, fashion, advertising, and other forms of popular culture such as music and the Internet.

About the exhibition, Tracee Glab, Curator of Collections and Exhibitions said, “We think this exhibition will be an opportunity for a dialogue about how art is used to shape or reflect identity. We hope the Flint community will engage with the diversity of images in the exhibition and reflect on their own ideas about the representation and meaning of beauty in their lives.”

Posing Beauty in African American Culture will open Jan. 31 and be on view through April 18. — G.G.