Join us at the Fleming Museum for our series of afternoon and evening programs. Each program is related to an
exhibition or part of our permanent collection currently on view. Programs are included
with regular admission, unless noted otherwise.
SEPTEMBER 22 - 2:00 PM
FILM: Herb and Dorothy
This film tells the extraordinary tale of Herb Vogel, a postal clerk, and Dorothy Vogel, a librarian, who
managed to build one of the most important contemporary art collections in history on very modest means.
Devoting all of Herb's salary to the purchase of art, and living solely on Dorothy's paycheck, they
collected the work of then-emerging artists such as Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Chuck Close, Lynda Benglis,
Sol LeWitt, Pat Stier, and Donald Judd, eventually filling their one-bedroom New York City apartment with
more than 4,000 works of art. (87 min.)
SEPTEMBER 26 - 6:00 PM
PRESENTATION: Cheese and God: How Spirituality and Religion Shaped the History of Cheese
with Paul Kindstedt, Professor, UVM Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences, and Co-director, Vermont Institute for Artisan Cheese
Since the dawn of recorded history, cheese has intersected with religious practice in Western civilization, often in very significant ways.
From the use of cheese in cultic rites in Egypt, the ancient Near East, and Greece and Rome, to its role as an engine for economic development
by medieval Christian monasteries and the post-Reformation Puritans of America, the stories of cheese and Western spirituality are intertwined
and offer fascinating insight into our culinary and spiritual heritage.
Savor a bit of culture with a taste of Vermont farmhouse cheeses after the talk.
- 5:30 PM
Fall 2013 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
OCTOBER 16 - 4:00 PM
PRESENTATION: Eating Far from Home: Migrant Foodways in Vermont
with Pablo Bose, Assistant Professor, UVM Department of Geography; and Teresa Mares, Assistant Professor, UVM Department of Anthropology
Pablo Bose and Teresa Mares speak about their research on food and migration in Vermont, particularly their involvement with two
community projects-one that works with refugees on urban farming, and another that works with migrant workers on kitchen gardening.
Through this talk, Drs. Bose and Mares will provide a deeper understanding of the connections among food, culture, and migration.
OCTOBER 23 - 6:00 PM
PRESENTATION: The Quotidian Document: A Look at the Photographers in Look Again
with Bill McDowell, Professor, UVM Department of Art and Art History
The photographs of John Thomson, Tina Barney, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Nikki S. Lee, and Martin Parr are easily distinguished from one
another by their makers' disparate backgrounds, subjects, and influences. But what congruities can be found in such works? Bill McDowell
discusses the photographers' relationship to the poetic document.
NOVEMBER 6 - 6:00 PM
PRESENTATION: Melancholy Waifs and Strays: Life on the Streets of Victorian London
with Sarah Alexander, Assistant Professor, UVM Department of English
The Victorians both loved and feared London, both longed for a pastoral past and experienced London as a dazzling international
city. This talk focuses on how Victorian Londoners experienced their city: from the slums immemorialized by Dickens to descriptions
and images of everyday life in London.
NOVEMBER 14 - 1:00 PM
PRESENTATION: Investigating the Taste of Place in Vermont: Conversations with Sugarmakers, Cheesemongers, Consumers, and More
with Amy Trubek, Associate Professor, UVM Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences; Rachel DiStefano, Graduate Student, UVM Food Systems; and Jacob Lahne, Ph.D. Student, UVM Animal, Nutrition, and Food Sciences
Professor Trubek and her "Taste of Place" Research Group use methods spanning several disciplines-including food science,
sensory science, and anthropology-to understand the influence of physical and cultural landscapes on food perception and
preference, and to explain and potentially shape consumer choices and food culture.
- 2:00 PM
MUSIC PERFORMANCE: Winter's Warm Music: A Celebration of Yuletide
Warm your heart on a chilly winter afternoon. Listen to the University Concert Choir and Catamount Singers sing music that has inspired
and entertained generations. Free admission.