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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 Summer Recess, starting May 11, through September 9. We reopen with our regular hours on Tuesday, September, 10

Detail of Mohamad Hafez's "Hiraeth"

Small Worlds: Miniatures in Contemporary Art

Small Worlds explores the ways contemporary artists use miniatures to inspire awe, whimsy, and even dread. These artists either create or employ found miniature figures, rooms, and landscapes, displaying them through photographs or sculptures. The resulting scenes, reminiscent of our childhood play-things, can recall in us that sense of wonder for the world around us, but also call our attention to the dark forces hidden beneath the seduction of the small.

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A miniature bible

Global Miniatures

 

Miniatures—small versions of real-world objects—can be found the world over and throughout time. What is the appeal, seemingly universal, of seeing something familiar made small? What functions do miniatures serve? This exhibition will explore these questions using a wide range of objects from the Fleming Museum’s global collection.

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Photo of Ivan Albright's studio recreated in miniature by artist Joe Fig

LAST WEEK! Spring Exhibitions close on Friday, May 10

Don't miss the last opportunity to experience our two exhibitions featuring the art of the miniature. Both Small Worlds and Global Miniatures close this Friday, May 10 when the Museum also closes for the University of Vermont's Summer recess.

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