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.



SEPTEMBER 2016


THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 - 5:30 - 7:00 PM

Fall 2016 Opening Reception

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

Cash bar, hors d'oeuvres, and music



WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 - 6:00 PM

The Painted Word Poetry Series

with Elizabeth Powell

Elizabeth Powell is the author of The Republic of Self, a New Issue First Book Prize winner selected by C.K. Williams; and her second book Willy Loman’s Reckless Daughter: Living Truthfully Under Imaginary Circumstances won the Robert Dana Prize in poetry, and was published in 2016. Powell’s work has appeared in the Pushcart Prize Anthology 2013, as well as Alaska Quarterly Review, Barrow Street, Black Warrior Review, Ecotone, Harvard Review, Indiana Review, and elsewhere. She is editor of Green Mountains Review, and teaches writing and literature at Johnson State College. Co-sponsored by the UVM Department of English with support from the James and Mary Brigham Buckham Scholarship Fund.





OCTOBER 2016


WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5 - 12:00 PM

TALK: “our lives are valuable too:” On New York Art in the Eighties

Anthony Grudin, Associate Professor Of Art History, Uvm Dept. Of Art And Art History

Focusing on Great Britain and the United States, this illustrated talk focuses on the relationship between gay male identities and visual culture in the 20th and 21st centuries. The talk shows how an appreciation of the male body and male form acquired political significance as men on both sides of the Atlantic used their ability to produce, view, and consume images of men in physique photography, advertising, and pornography to forge modern sexual identities in the years between 1890 and 2015.



THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13 - 12:00 PM

TALK: “The Real Thing:” Modernism and American Painting

John R. Stomberg, Virgina Rice Kelsey 1961S Director, Hood Museum Of Art

Taking the three paintings on loan from the Hood Museum of Art as the central focus, this talk explores the enduring emphasis on “the real” in American painting throughout the era of modernism. While entirely different in so many ways, Georgia O’Keeffe, Ivan Albright, and Alex Katz each balanced abstraction, expression, and realism in a manner that shaped the art of their time.



MONDAY, OCTOBER 17 - 12:00 PM

MEMBERS-ONLY EVENT: South Asian Textiles in the Fleming Museum Collection

Eiluned Edwards shares her insights into the vibrant visual and material culture of South Asia through textiles in the Fleming collection.
Eiluned Edwards is a Reader in Global Cultures of Textiles and Dress at Nottingham Trent University, UK. Her research focuses on textiles, dress, fashion, and craft development in South Asia, notably India, and she has published widely on these topics.



WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19 - 6:00 PM

TALK: Kandinsky: A Study in Contrasts

Vivian Barnett, Independent Art Historian And Curator

Kandinsky scholar Vivian Barnett discusses the Kandinsky watercolor in the exhibition Sargent to Basquiat within the context of the artist’s work at the Bauhaus during the 1920s, and contrasts Kandinsky’s art with what his contemporaries were doing during the first half of the twentieth century.
With support from the UVM Department of Art and Art History



SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22

MEMBERS-ONLY MUSEUM TRIP: Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site

Discover the remarkable career of Augustus Saint-Gaudens, the foremost American sculptor of the late 19th century, by visiting his home, studio, and gardens located in Cornish, New Hampshire. Saint-Gaudens is known for works both large and small, including the Shaw Memorial, a celebrated Civil War monument in Boston; Diana, goddess of the hunt, which once perched atop Madison Square Garden; and his design for the twenty-dollar gold piece, considered by many to be the most beautiful American coin ever minted. More details to come.



FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28 - 6:00 PM

TALK: Edward Hopper’s Tunnel of Love

Alexander Nemerov, Chair And Carl And Marilynn Thoma Provostial Professor In The Arts And Humanities, Dept. Of Art And Art History, Stanford University

In 1939 the famed American artist Edward Hopper painted Bridle Path, a picture that explores love and war and the war of love. Join Alexander Nemerov as he speaks about Hopper’s enigmatic painting.

With support from UVM’s Dept. of Art and Art History and Humanities Center






NOVEMBER 2016


WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2 - 12:00 PM

TALK: The Centrality of the Margins: The Work of Self-Taught Artists Bill Traylor, Henry Darger, and James Castle

with Charles Russell, Professor Emeritus, Dept. Of English And American Studies, Rutgers University

Bill Traylor, Henry Darger, and James Castle all lived on the margins of the dominant culture, whether because of race, class, physical disability, or psychological orientation; yet, all were astute observers of the world around them. This talk by Outsider Art scholar Charles Russell places their work in the larger contexts of their lives and the reception of their art.



THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10 - 5:30 - 7:00 PM

OLLI PROGRAM: Sargent to Basquiat: University of Vermont Alumni Collections

Enjoy after-hours access to the Fleming Museum’s special exhibition, Sargent to Basquiat: University of Vermont Alumni Collections, which includes works from the 19th to 21st centuries in a variety of mediums. The Fleming’s Curator of Education Christina Fearon guides us through the exhibition, sharing stories about the artists, their methods, and ideas behind their work.

This program is a collaboration between the Fleming Museum of Art and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI). To register, contact OLLI:



SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13 - 2:00 PM

FILM: Basquiat

Basquiat tells the story of the meteoric rise of youthful artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. Basquiat was a graffiti artist living in a cardboard box in Tompkins Square Park before he became part of Andy Warhol’s art scene. Soon the talented tagger was a rising star in the New York City art world, his thriving career cut short by his death at the age of twenty-seven. The film was directed by Basquiat’s friend and fellow artist Julian Schnabel and produced by UVM alumnus Jon Kilik '78. Curator Andrea Rosen provides a brief introduction to the film. (106 min.)



WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16 - 6:00 PM

The Painted Word Poetry Series

with Tess Taylor

Tess Taylor’s chapbook, The Misremembered World, was selected for the Poetry Society of America’s inaugural chapbook fellowship. The San Francisco Chronicle called her first book, The Forage House, “stunning” and it was a finalist for the Believer Poetry Award. Her second book is Work & Days. Taylor’s work has appeared in The Atlantic, Boston Review, Harvard Review, The Times Literary Supplement, and other places. Co-sponsored by the UVM Department of English with support from the James and Mary Brigham Buckham Scholarship Fund.



FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30 - 12:00 PM

TALK: What We Know (and Don’t Know) About Samuel Wood Gaylor

Andrea Rosen, Curator, Fleming Museum Of Art

Though Samuel Wood Gaylor painted—and partied—alongside the most eminent American artists of the early twentieth century, his art and his life have been largely forgotten. Fleming Curator Andrea Rosen shares new discoveries about Gaylor, including his role in elaborate artists’ costume balls, his collecting of folk art, and his connections to the Fleming collection. She’ll also explore what we don’t know about Gaylor, such as what inspired his intentionally naïve style of painting.





DECEMBER 2016


SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4 - 2:00 PM

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

with The University Concert Choir and Catamount Singers under the direction of David Neiweem, UVM Professor of Music

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 Professor David Neiweem, takes place in the magnificent ambiance of the Fleming Museum Marble Court.

Free admission
Co-sponsored by the UVM Department of Music and Dance