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.
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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.
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.
RESIST! INSIST! PERSIST!
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.
Fall Opening Reception
The Fleming Museum's Fall Opening Reception is Friday, September 27. Curatorial tours of the exhibition will begin at 4:30pm with the reception starting at 5:30pm. Hosted by University of Vermont Provost Patricia Prelock, Fleming Director Janie Cohen, and the Museum’s Board of Advisors. With cash bar, hors d’oeuvres, and music.