Saturday, September 17, 2022
Flint Institute of Arts
1120 E Kearsley St, Flint, MI 48503
Open to the public
Free of charge
Join us for the opening reception for Act I of LaToya Ruby Frazier: Flint is Family in Three Acts with the artist. Light refreshments will be served. The reception will be followed by a panel discussion featuring LaToya Ruby Frazier, Shea Cobb, Amber Hasan, and Mr. Douglas R. Smiley, moderated by Niecole Middleton. Visitors are invited to submit questions for the participants the day of the panel and prior to the event on the museum’s website or through a form located at the FIA’s Visitor Services Desk. A book signing will follow the discussion.
[1 — 2pm: Opening reception with light refreshments; 2 – 3pm: Panel Discussion; 3 – 4pm: Book signing.]
The exhibition LaToya Ruby Frazier: Flint is Family in Three Acts brings together photographs from five years of research and collaboration between LaToya Ruby Frazier and two poets, activists, mothers and residents of Flint, Michigan, Shea Cobb and Amber Hasan. Flint Is Family In Three Acts (2016−2021) was developed by Frazier to advocate for access to clean and safe drinking water for all regardless of race, religion and economic status.
The Acts in LaToya Ruby Frazier: Flint is Family in Three Acts are being shown across three venues: Stamps Gallery (Act III) at University of Michigan, the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University (Act II), and Flint Institute of Arts (Act I), for the first time in Michigan and the U.S.
LaToya Ruby Frazier: Flint is Family in Three Acts is on view at Stamps Gallery from August 26, 2022 – January 14, 2023.