Join us at the Fleming Museum for our series of evening programs. Each program is related to an
exhibition or part of our permanent collection currently on view. Programs are included
with regular admission.
FEBRUARY 6 - 6:00 PM
Discover the Didgeridoo
Musician Pitz Quattrone performs on the didgeridoo, and talks about its role in the culture, rituals, and traditions of Australia.
In the second half of the performance, Pitz will be joined by "Shrimp" on djembe and acoustic guitar. It has been said that if the earth had a voice,
it would be the didgeridoo with its low-pitched resonant sound and complex rhythm patterns. Don't miss the opportunity to learn more about this ancient
wind instrument in a program for people of all ages. Hand-made didgeridoos created by Pitz will also be available for sale.
- 5:30 PM
Winter/Fall 2013 Opening Reception
Hosted by UVM President Thomas Sullivan and Fleming Director Janie Cohen
- 3:00 PM
FILM: Waste Land
Filmed over nearly three years, director Lucy Walker followed renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home base in Brooklyn to his native Brazil
and the world's largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho, located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. There he photographs an eclectic band of "catadores" --
self-designated pickers of recyclable materials. Muniz's initial objective was to "paint" the catadores with garbage. However, his collaboration with these
inspiring characters as they recreate photographic images of themselves out of garbage reveals both dignity and despair as the catadores begin to reimagine their lives. (99 min.)
- 6:00 PM
ARTIST'S TALK: Praxis: Using Art to Model Sustainable Economies with Max Liboiron
Artist and activist Max Liboiron builds interactive art installations out of trash. Liboirin then invites participants to interact with the installation
according to one or two rules of exchange, and she documents their choices, using participants' actions as data to argue that sustainable, non-capitalist
economies are not only possible, but already latent in everyday decisions. This talk introduces some of the installations and economic rules Liboiron has
used in the past, and the types of economies participants have modeled.
- 6:00 PM
The Topeng Masked Theatre of Bali
John Emigh, Professor Emeritus of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies, Brown University
Explore the topeng dance theatre of Bali, which features striking masks and brilliant costumes, as well as other Oceanic traditions that focus on community
identity, in this lecture/demonstration by director and performer John Emigh.
- 6:00 PM
PRESENTATION: Andy Warhol's Skin Problems
Jonathan Flatley, Associate Professor and Editor of Criticism, Wayne State University
Warhol scholar Jonathan Flatley speaks about Warhol's engagement with race, and argues that Warhol's Pop Art is fundamentally influenced by both the racist
and civil rights politics of the early 1960s.
- 6:00 PM
ARTIST'S TALK: The Pressure of Reality with Eric Aho
Borrowing on a key idea from a 1940 essay by Wallace Stevens, Eric Aho speaks about his recent departure from painting "observed" reality in pursuit of a new construction of
"reality" that aligns more closely with his physical experience of the world. By contrasting new paintings with works from the past twenty years, Aho will draw particular
attention to the ways in which paintings by Goya, Constable, deKooning and others have helped to open new paths for him as a painter.