Join us at the Fleming Museum for our series of afternoon and evening programs. Each program is related to an exhibition or an object from the permanent collection currently on view. Programs are included with regular admission, unless noted otherwise.


THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 - 6:00 PM

PechaKucha, Burlington: Volume 17

PechaKucha Night (PKN) is a worldwide phenomenon that offers the opportunity for a broad range of partcipants to present their projects, ideas, thoughts, and designs at a fun and informal gathering. This volume is hosted by Burlington City Arts and takes place in Contois Auditorium on Church Street.



FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 - 5:30 - 7:00 PM

Fall 2015 Opening Reception

Hosted by UVM President Thomas Sullivan, Fleming Director Janie Cohen and the Fleming Museum's Board of Advisors

Cash bar and hors d'oeuvres



WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 - 6:00 PM

ARTIST'S TALK: 365: An Idea and the Reality

with Eric Nelson, Artist featured in In Grain: Contemporary Work in Wood

Eric Nelson embarked on a project to make one hand-carved wood sculpture a day for an entire year, but in reality, the project took twelve years to complete. In this talk, Nelson gives an overview of the concept, sources, and process involved in this endeavor, as well as his earlier work in sculpture and drawing.



WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7 - 12:00 PM

DIRECTOR'S TOUR: In Grain: Contemporary Work in Wood

with Janie Cohen, Fleming Director and curator of In Grain.



WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14 - 6:00 PM

TALK: Representing the “New Woman,” 1870s-1920s

with Valerie Rohy, Professor and Chair, UVM Department of English

While the fine arts often produced idealized images of women in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, other images tell a different story, reflecting cultural anxieties around the figure of the “New Woman”—more independent, educated, sexual, public, and political than before. Examining American and European images from cinema, cartoons, painting, photography, and news media, Valerie Rohy discusses the cultural and aesthetic significance of the “New Woman.”



WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21 - 6:00 PM

ARTIST'S TALK: Empty Buildings and Abandoned Rooms

with Ross Smart, Artist featured in In Grain: Contemporary Work in Wood

Ross Smart grew up on a working farm in Sanbornton, New Hampshire, which had an abandoned building. The cellar held an old forge and the rest of the structure had mysterious bits of machinery and odd grooves in the floors and walls. Empty places like that are what Ross intuitively explores in his sculpture. Ross discusses his influences and the process he undertakes to create a sculpture.



TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27 - 12:00 PM

GALLERY TOUR: Sex Objects: Perspectives on Gender and Sexuality

with student-curator Anna White.



WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28 - 6:00 PM

The Painted Word Poetry Series

with Eileen Myles

Eileen Myles has published more than a dozen volumes of poetry and fiction including Not Me (1991), Chelsea Girls (1994), Cool for You (2000), and Skies (2001). Recent books include Sorry, Tree (2007), The Importance of Being Iceland: Travel Essays in Art (2009), and Inferno: a poet’s novel (2010). Described as “one of the savviest and most restless intellects in contemporary literature,” Myles was a 2012 Guggenheim fellow. She lives in New York.
The Painted Word poetry series is presented under the direction of Major Jackson, the Richard Dennis Green and Gold Professor in UVM's Department of English, and highlights established and emerging poets.

Co-sponsored by the UVM Department of English with support from the James and Mary Brigham Buckham Scholarship Fund



WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4 - 6:00 PM

MEMBERS-ONLY EVENT: Contemporary Voices from Vermont

with Cami Davis

Cami Davis’s work includes paintings, installations and community art projects that explore the relationship between humans and nature. Join Cami for an informal and intimate conversation about her work, including her painting After Koetsu II, on view in the New England Gallery.
This is a Fleming members-only event for those at the Contributing Level and above.




THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12 - 6:00 PM

PechaKucha, Burlington: Volume 18

PechaKucha Night (PKN) is a worldwide phenomenon that offers the opportunity for a broad range of partcipants to present their projects, ideas, thoughts, and designs at a fun and informal gathering. This volume is hosted by Shelburne Museum and takes place in their beautiful new Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education.



SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6 - 2:00 PM

MUSIC PERFORMANCE: Winter’s Warm Music: A Celebration of Yuletide

Warm your heart on a chilly winter afternoon. Come listen to the University Concert Choir and Catamount Singers perform music that has inspired and entertained countless generations. The performance, under the direction of David Neiweem, takes place in the magnificent ambiance of the Fleming Museum Marble Court. Co-sponsored by the UVM Department of Music and Dance. Free admission