Fleming Museum viewed from Colchester Avenue

The beautiful Fleming Museum of Art located on the campus of the University of Vermont.

Welcome to the University of Vermont's Fleming Museum of Art. Located in Burlington, the Fleming is Vermont's leading museum of art and world cultures.

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.

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Fleming Director Sonja Lunde


Sonja Lunde is the Fleming Museum’s Director. She is an experienced arts administrator and museum professional responsible for providing leadership, strategic vision, and managerial oversight of programmatic and planning initiatives in support of the Museum’s mission. She holds a BA in Art History from George Washington University and a MA in Organizational and Strategic Communication from the University of Utah. Sonja has a strong, demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion work in the museum field and devotes a significant amount of her time volunteering in professional capacities, most recently serving as Vice President of the board of directors of the Western Museums Association (WMA).

Sonja was born and raised in Vermont and has a special relationship to the Fleming, as one of her grandfather’s photographs was featured in an exhibition at the Museum in the 1940s. In addition to being a lover of arts and museums, she is an avid skier, hiker, traveler, Jeopardy fan, and dog person.

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Assistant Director

Assistant Director Chris Dissinger


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.

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Curator of Collections and Exhibitions

Manager of Collections and Exhibitions Kristan M. Hanson


Kristan M. Hanson brings an interest in artistic engagements with the plant world and environmental justice to her work at the Fleming Museum of Art. In her role as the Curator of Collections and Exhibitions, she is responsible for conducting original research on objects and researching, developing, and implementing exhibitions. Prior to joining the Fleming, she held a digital managing editorship and an academic year fellowship in plant humanities at Dumbarton Oaks. Her work experience also includes positions in academic programs and curatorial research at the University of Kansas’s Spencer Museum of Art and in museum education and visual resources management at the Art Institute of Chicago.

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Business Manager

Business Manager Garaun McKenzie


Garaun McKenzie oversees the business operations as the Fleming Museum’s Business Manager. Garaun joined the College of Education and Social Services in 2021 as the Business Operations Specialist in the Dean’s Office. Before joining the University, Garaun gained experience working in procurement and logistics. He then joined the Student Support Services team at SUNY Plattsburgh (alma mater) as a Services Engagement Specialist. Garaun worked closely with the SSS team to coordinate workshops, advise students, and manage the social media pages to foster support and engagement. Currently, Garaun serves as a Staff Council representative and on the Personal & Professional Development committee. Garaun and his wife own and operate Astro Munchiez, an online exotic snack store with a mission of connecting people and cultures through its unique and rare snack offerings.

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Guest Service Coordinator

Guest Service Coordinator Phil Morin


Phil Morin first worked at the Fleming Museum of Art over a decade ago as a student intern. During this time he helped conduct an inventory of the Museum’s collection and assisted with early development of the Museum’s database. When the opportunity arose to return to the Fleming in 2021, he sprang at the chance to rejoin the Museum's staff, first working in the Learning Studio before stepping into his current role as Guest Service Coordinator. In this position, Phil oversees the daily operations of the Museum, supervises our student staff, and works to ensure that all guests enjoy their time at the Fleming.

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Manager of Collections and Exhibitions

Manager of Collections and Exhibitions Margaret Tamulonis


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.

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Preparator Suzy Zaner


Suzy Zaner serves as the Preparator for the Fleming Museum. She is responsible for fabricating, installing, and maintaining exhibitions. Prior to starting at the Fleming in 2022, she worked at Shelburne Museum for 16 years. Originally from Maine, she received her BA in Mass Communication from The University of Maine and served in the United States Peace Corps in Uzbekistan. She enjoys travelling and volunteering her time with local organizations.

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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.

Current Fleming Museum Board of Advisors

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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



The Fleming Reimagined: Dismantling Historical Oppression and Confronting Institutional Racism

The staff at the Fleming Museum have been reckoning with how to become an anti-racist museum that’s more responsive, relevant, and inclusive. We want to know what you think about our ongoing conversations about our values and priorities.

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