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A cultural treasure prized by Vermonters and visitors for more than 80 years, the Fleming Museum is located on the campus of the University of Vermont, which, chartered in 1791, is one of the nation's oldest universities.

When the Museum opened in 1931, it was hailed as "a practical place of learning — a vibrant, ongoing educational institution for both children and adults." Today, the Museum houses Vermont's most comprehensive collection of art and anthropological artifacts. It presents innovative exhibitions of contemporary and historic art from around the world, complemented by year-round programming for all ages.

PLEASE NOTE: The Fleming Museum of Art is closed during the University of Vermont's Fall Recess, Saturday, October 12 through Monday, October 14. We reopen with our regular hours on Tuesday, October 15

Be Strong and Do Not Betray Your Soul: Selections from the Light Work Collection

The forty-seven artists featured Be Strong and Do Not Betray Your Soul use the medium of photography to express their own humanity and that of their subjects; to subtly comment on the social, economic, and historical forces that oppress us all, but especially women, queer people, and people of color; and above all to create images that are by turns startling, meditative, and thought-provoking.

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This exhibition explores the intersection of art and activism. Drawn primarily from the Fleming Museum’s collection, the RESIST! INSIST! PERSIST! features the work of historical and contemporary artists who have countered adversity and hardship with empowerment and expression. This show was curated by UVM students in the Fall 2018 class Art History 282: Museum Studies.


Talk: History of Activist Art in Vermont


jen berger has participated in countless protests, street theater performances, and creative direct actions over the course of her career as an artist and activist. She will discuss the history of art and activism in Vermont—notably in 2D works, performances, films, and creative direct actions—with attention to how one event can have a ripple effect that its participants or viewers might not be able to sense at the time.

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