Since its opening in 1931, the Fleming Museum of Art has brought world-class art and diverse visual culture to the people of northern New England. With a collection of 24,000 objects from cultures worldwide and several special exhibitions annually, the Museum attracts visitors of all ages from throughout the region. Tourists from around the world who visit Vermont for its natural beauty are delighted to find a thriving cultural scene unfolding between the Green Mountains and the shores of Lake Champlain.
Janie Cohen has directed the Fleming Museum of Art since 2002, having served in curatorial positions prior to that. As a Picasso scholar, she has curated exhibitions and published on the artist in the U.S., Germany, Netherlands, and Spain. Cohen has served as President of the Board of the New England Museum Association and currently serves on its Board, as a site visitor for The Alliance of American Museums’ Accreditation Program and as a member of AAM’s nominating committee, and as a grant reviewer for the Institute of Museum and Library Services. She has and continues to serve on the boards of numerous arts and cultural organizations in her home state of Vermont.
Curator of Education and Public Programs
Alice Boone is the Curator of Education and Public Programs. She organizes learning opportunities and programming for K-12 students and teachers, college students and faculty, and community visitors of all ages. She received her PhD in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University and taught college English and writing for several years at Haverford College, UCLA, and the University of Delaware before moving into the museum field, where she was most recently the Woman's Board Fellow at the Art Institute of Chicago. She curated the Candide at 250: Scandal and Success exhibition at the New York Public Library in 2009-10.
Guest Services Coordinator
Cynthia Cagle received her bachelor's degree in Anthropology with a minor in Studio Art from Pitzer College. An artist native to Los Angeles whose paintings explore narratives of Chicana identity, she moved to Vermont in 2004. Previous positions include a role at the Middlebury College Museum of Art. For the past several years at UVM Cynthia has worked in Counseling and Psychiatry Services and the Center for Student Conduct. At the Fleming, Cynthia currently serves as the Guest Services Coordinator and supervises our student staff. A social justice advocate, she is also a member of the Womxn of Color Coalition at UVM. When not working on improving the experiences of museum guests in collaboration with staff, faculty, and students, Cynthia enjoys long walks outside, reading, painting and ceramics.
Chris serves as the Fleming Museum’s assistant director overseeing outreach and visitor engagement. Prior to this, Chris was the Museum’s marketing and public relations manager for 13 years. In addition, Chris handles the graphic design, identity work, and photography for the Museum. Before joining the Museum, Chris was the publisher and editor of two daily newspapers headquartered in Los Alamos, New Mexico. He is currently the chair of the PechaKucha Night Burlington board and volunteers for a variety of non-profits near his home that he shares with his wife and daughter in Underhill, Vermont.
Exhibition Designer and Preparator
Jeff received his BFA from the Minneapolis College of Art & Design. He began his museum career with the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art as an art handler in 1985. In 1993, Jeff moved to Cleveland to work in the Design department of the Cleveland Museum of Art. He stayed at the Cleveland Museum for 13 years in a variety of roles from being part of the Design Team for Special Exhibitions to the Head of the Installation and Production Department. Jeff joined the Fleming staff in 2010. The creative freedom he has as Exhibition Designer and the staff camaraderie during installations are two of the reasons he enjoys his work here in Vermont.
Stephanie has been working at UVM for sixteen years, thirteen of them as the Fleming's Business Manager. Prior to working at the Fleming, she worked at both the UVM Foundation and then the Peoplesoft implementation of the University's HR and Financial systems as Deputy Project Manager. Before her career at UVM, she was an Operations Manager at Gateway computers. Stephanie enjoys all the outdoors has to offer, and spending time with her husband and three children.
Kristen Littlefield is a K-12 Fleming Museum educator. She holds a Master’s Degree in Education from Boston College and a K-6 Vermont Educator’s License. Kristen has taught in a myriad of educational settings in Vermont for over 25 years. In addition to teaching, Kristen is a freelance educational writer for Reading Plus, an artist, and a non-fiction picture book writer. She loves spending time outdoors with her family and never misses an opportunity to be inspired by the natural world.
Andrea Rosen has been curator of the Fleming Museum since July 2015. Previously, she was curatorial assistant and manager of student programs at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art. Rosen holds a masters in art history and museum studies from Tufts University and a bachelors in studio art from Smith College. She has curated and co-curated a wide range of exhibitions, including shows on historical and contemporary miniatures, Victorian fashion, cartoonist Alison Bechdel, Afro-Atlantic sacred art, Asian art, and Surrealist photography. She is the founder of the Vermont Curators Group, a venue for collaboration among the state’s curators.
Emily Stoneking graduated from the University of Vermont with a BA in history and German, focusing on medieval history, German medieval literature, and museum studies. During her time at the university, she gained an internship at the Fleming Museum and after graduating, she was very pleased to have the opportunity to join the staff here. In her role as the Collections Assistant, Emily maintains environmental data records, keeps inventories of the collection up to date, photography of the collection for the database, and is currently working on reorganizing and rehousing the Fleming’s textile collection.
Manager of Collections and Exhibitions
Margaret was originally trained in historical archaeology and has been working at museums and historical societies since 1993. As Manager of Collections and Exhibitions she is responsible for the care and documentation of the museum collections as well as the logistics around exhibitions. She has also curated exhibitions on diverse topics such as the Fleming Museum's history, Sri Lankan masks, and drinking. She is a volunteer with the Pride Center of Vermont, a curator of the Vermont Queer Archives and a member of the board of the Heritage Winooski Mill Museum.
FLEMING MUSEUM OF ART BOARD OF ADVISORS
The Board of Advisors for the Fleming Museum of Art consists of leaders in the arts, the humanities, education, and business appointed for the purpose of advising the Director of the Fleming Museum and the Provost and President of the University on all aspects of the Museum’s operations. The Board plays an active role in advancing the Museum’s programmatic goals and facilitating the growth of financial resources.
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Museum Mission Statement
The Fleming Museum of Art serves as a gateway for active cultural exchange and critical thinking in our communities and an essential learning resource for the University of Vermont. Through the experience of our diverse collection, dynamic exhibition schedule, and innovative educational programming, people of all ages are inspired to discover the arts and cultures of the world.
Museum Strategic Plans
Fleming Museum of Art 2019-2022 Strategic Plan (PDF), adopted October 2019
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