Public Art Collections

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Flint Institute of Arts Permanent Art Collection

“Ten Thousand Branches” entered the permanent art collection of the Flint Institute of Arts (FIA) in 2022.

“Twilight of Grandeur” entered the permanent art collection of the Flint Institute of Arts (FIA) in 2019. The painting is currently on view within the contemporary art gallery, in a room themed “Realism – Photo Realism – Super Realism”

The Flint Institute of Arts is the second largest art museum in Michigan and one of the largest museum art schools in the United States. Each year, more than 160,000 people visit its galleries and participate in its programs and services. For 90 years, the FIA has been responsible for acquiring, protecting, and presenting a collection of art and artifacts spanning the globe. The world-renowned collection, which exceeds 8,500 objects, is significant for its depth of important European and American paintings and sculptures, 15th century to the present, and its extensive holdings of decorative and applied arts including important ethnographic study collections dating back five millennia. The FIA promotes the power of the visual arts by providing lifelong learning opportunities to engage and educate a diverse regional audience.

The mission of the Flint Institute of Arts (FIA) is to advance the understanding and appreciation of art for all through collections, exhibitions, and educational programs.

FIA Art Collection: Twilight of Grandeur

FIA Art Collection: Ten Thousand Branches

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Wayne State University Permanent Art Collection

 “Gloaming” entered the art collection of Wayne State University in 2020.

Wayne State University include nearly 6500 works of art in their collection. A majority of the collection represents works by Michigan and regional artists from the mid-to-late 20th century, including significant gifts from the James Pearson Duffy collection of over 1500 works, predominately by artists of the “Cass Corridor,” sometimes referred to as Detroit’s first avant garde. Also included in the collection are ethnographic objects from Africa and South America; the Arthur C. Danto Master Print Collection; a large collection of late 20th c. contemporary prints, sculpures and paintings by nationally and internationally known artists from the Eugene Applebeam collection (exhibited at the Applebaum Pharmacy Building); artworks by Wayne State University faculty and alumno; and an important collection of large-scale public sculptures. A growing aspect of the collection is work by African-American artists such as Romare Bearden, Sam Gilliam, Tyree Guyton, Jacob Lawrence, Al Loving, Howardena Pindell, Hughie Lee Smith and Larry Walker.

The university’s enduring philosophy is that pieces in the collection appear throughout the campus – in signature buildings, libraries, the medical complex, meeting rooms, the President’s office and residence, and on the university’s malls and lawns. Intergrated into public spaces, the collection embraces and enhances the everyday lives of people on campus and in the surrounding communities.

WSU Art Collection: Gloaming

WSU Art Collection: Picture of the Week, January 25, 2021


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University of Michigan-Dearborn Permanent Art Collection

 “Fervent Weather Approaching” entered the art collection of the University of Michigan-Dearborn in 2022 and “Gray Series No. 16” entered the university art collection in 2019.

The university owns more than 3000 works of artwork, many of which were donated by Alfred Berkowitz and Bill and Electra Stamelos, close friends of UM-Dearborn and curator emeritus Joseph Marks. The many prized watercolor, acrylic and oil paintings by late artists and former art professor Electra Stamelos are a collection highlight. Generous glass donations from William and Nancy Culp and Richard and Louise Abrahams have been notable recent additions.

The University of Michigan-Dearborn Department of Art Collections and Exhibitions preverves, displays, and interprets a treasured art collection that has been acquired by the university over the past four decades. The collection consists of 20th and 21st century artwork of all media and styles with large portion being studio glass. Salvador Dali, Joan Miro, Jacob Lawernce, Electra Stamelos, Vera Sattler, Howard Ben Tre, Fred Birkhill, Herb Babcock, and Dale Chihuly are just a few of the globally known artists reprrsented.

Many gallery exhibitions are designed to complement and augment university curriculum. UM-Dearborn students and faculty have the unique opportunity to directly research and interact with the artwork in the collection. In addition, the gallery allows museum studies students the opportunity to gain professional experience curating and installing exhibitions within a working art gallery, as well as writing and publishing exhibition catalogs. The department also offers internship for students interested in curating and collections management.


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Henry Ford Medical Center, Plymouth Township Michigan, Permanent Art Collection

 “Mezzo Forte” entered the art collection of the Henry Ford Medical Center–Plymouth in 2022.

A brand new, state-of-the-art Henry Ford Medical Center in Plymouth Michigan is a new three story, 120,000-square-foot medical center, located on the corner of Ann Arbor and N. Haggerty Road. It offers primary care, a wide range of specialty services and emergency care for the whole family and displays artwork within the facility from selected Michigan artist.


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Henry Ford College Permanent Art Collection

 “Grandeur” entered the art collection of Henry Ford College in 2019. The painting is on public view on the Henry Ford College campus within the McKenzie Fine Arts Building, Dearborn, Michigan.

The Henry Ford College includes nearly 600 works in their art collection. Most are limited addition prints, but a few are original works. Here is a list of Nationally recognized and Wayne State University artists:
Mary Jane Bigler, Johnny Freidlander, Honore Daumier, Leonard Baskin, Joseph Albers, Francisco Goya, Kathe Kollwiotz, Louise Nobili, Lowell Nesbitt, Theo Wojick, Richard Anuszkiewsic, Robert Rauschenberg, Emile Weddig, Albercht Durer, George Roualt, David Kockney, David Becker, Henry Moore, Michael Mahoney, Chuck Close, Peter Williams, Jim Nawara, Philip Pearlstein, Mel Rosa