Institutions on the Flint Cultural Center campus include Sloan Museum, Buick Automotive Gallery, Longway Planetarium, The Whiting, Flint Youth Theatre, Flint Institute of Arts and Flint Institute of Music.
Flint Cultural Center (FCC) invites you on a journey
of discovery and imagination to a place where you can
experience entertainment, embrace knowledge, and dream
beyond the world you know. As home to a group of nationally-recognized
cultural institutions aimed at furthering the arts,
sciences and humanities, the FCC offers a truly unique
educational and entertainment resource. Through live
performances, unique exhibits, classes and more, the
FCC brings it ALL within your reach.
The biggest and brightest stars illuminate the stage of this 2,000-seat professional performing arts venue. Each year, The Whiting Presents Broadway, music, dance, theatre, comedy, and much more throughout its season. Past performances include Bill Cosby, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, STOMP, Pat Benatar, Itzhak Perlman, Martin Short, Hairspray, Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy, Jeff Daniels and many more! The Whiting is also home to the Flint Symphony Orchestra, Flint Youth Theatre's Learning Through Theatre Series and many other community graduations and recitals. For current season information or to order tickets,(click here).
From fur trading and pioneer life, to lumbering, carriage making, and the automobile boom of General Motors, the Alfred P. Sloan Museum brings history, culture, and technology to life for the entire family. Explore the newest gallery, Wisner's Whizbang Emporium, where you will reminisce and wonder at toys from the past while spending time with your favorite kids. Also enjoy a variety of special lectures and workshops for adults and children. For more information and a current exhibit schedule, (click here).
Buick Automotive Gallery is home to the largest collection of vintage, one-of-a-kind and experimental prototype Buicks, including the recently restored 1954 Wildcat II, the XP300 and the 1910 Buick Bug. In addition, the Gallery houses an automotive and local historical records research facility. For more information, (click here).
Explore the wonders of outer space and experience scientific discovery at Michigan's largest planetarium. Longway's Sky Theater is equipped with the latest Digistar II technology, producing amazing three-dimensional star fields and astounding special effects. Dazzle your senses with all-new laser shows. Hands-on family science activities and special exhibits are also presented throughout the year. For a current schedule of programs, (click here).
Institute of Arts
The Flint Institute of Arts is the second largest art museum in Michigan with two expansive changing temporary exhibition galleries and a permanent collection of more than 8,000 works of art representing ancient cultures to cutting edge contemporary art. Travel through twelve galleries beginning with Art of the Americas, Africa and Asia to the European Renaissance. Continue through Impressionism to Mid-Century Modern, Great Lakes Regionalism, Abstract Expressionism, and finish with Contemporary American Realism. Along the way you will see great paintings by Goya, Renoir, Sargent, and Cassatt and large sculptures by Calder, Kaneko, and Chihuly. Take advantage of creating a studio experience through the FIA’s Art School from early childhood to adult. Classes include drawing, painting, photography, cartooning and character design, fiber, glass mosaic, ceramics, and more. For more information, (click here).
Institute of Music
Flint Institute of Music is home to the Flint Symphony
Orchestra (FSO) and the Flint School of Performing Arts
(FSPA). The FSO is composed of 77 professional musicians
and is led by Maestro Enrique Diemecke, who has gained
an international reputation as one of the world's most
dynamic conductors. Each year, the FSPA offers performing
arts and education programs in music and dance to more
than 3,000 students, making it the largest community
school for the arts in Michigan. For more information,
recognized for its provocative, intergenerational programming,
Flint Youth Theatre (FYT) presents award-winning professional theatrical
productions and offers year-round classes for area youth
through its Drama School. In its home at The William
S. and Claire M. White Center, which includes Elgood Theater and Bower
Theater, FYT productions not only entertain but also
provide audiences of all ages with uncompromising explorations
of compelling social issues. FYT is a recipient of a
"Great Lakes Community Arts Award" presented
by The Michigan Association of Community Arts Agencies
(2002) and a "Governors' Arts Award" presented
by ArtServe Michigan (2001). For more information, (click