Adult Community Group Visits

The Fleming Museum offers guided group tours for community organizations, religious groups, senior facilities, and other lifelong learning groups. These guided tours are an opportunity to observe, ask questions, share perspectives, learn about art and history, and reflect on the role of objects and art in our lives.

Explore the popular Guided Tour options below. These tours are designed to foster close looking and conversation at 4-5 stops in one or two galleries. Fleming educators can adapt these tours to your group’s interests and needs: please include any requests on the notes section of the Community Group Tour Request form. If you’re interested in seeing the entire museum, select a self-guided tour for your group.

Popular Guided Tour Options:

Fall 2019 Exhibitions

Detail of Antony Gleaton's "Un hijo de Yemayá (A Child of Yemaya)"

Visit the Fall 2019 special exhibitions: Be Strong and Do Not Betray Your Soul is a collection of contemporary photography from the Light Work Collection in Syracuse, New York. The exhibition was guest-curated by For Freedoms, a platform for civic engagement, discourse, and direct action for artists in the United States. Visitors on the tour will learn about photographs by Carrie May Weems, John Edmonds, Beuford Smith, Laura Aguilar, and many other artists. There will be free-flowing discussion about how the photographs let visitors fulfill the curators' hope for sparking civic dialogue.

Resist! Insist! Persist! was curated by a UVM art history class and explores how artists use prints, photographs, posters, and other media as a means of responding to and participating in activist movements across centuries. The exhibition features artworks by Francisco de Goya, Pablo Picasso, Lorna Simpson, Glenn Ligon, and Lewis Hine, among others

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Vermont Natural History

Detail of Mount Mansfield by Charles Louis Heyde

Explore the history of Vermont’s deep relationship with the natural world, as seen by artists and makers. Visit the Native American galleries, the New England and American landscape paintings galleries, and the special miniatures exhibition that shows artists’ personal views of the state in tiny detail.

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Faces and Places

Detail of a painting of Anna Seward

Tour the European and American painting galleries to look at some of the Fleming’s portraits and evocative landscapes. Visitors may discuss how portraits and landscapes can reveal aspects of history and changing social conventions, as well as reflect on what draws us to tell stories about the people and places beyond what we see in the frame.

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History of the Fleming Museum’s Collections and Architecture

The Marble Court

Learn about the eclectic history of the museum and its collections, from the original “cabinet of curiosities” collections of the nineteenth century to the recent acquisitions on display in the newly reinstalled Asian galleries. Explore the architectural aspirations of the Marble Court, which remains one of the most beautiful public rooms in Burlington.

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TOUR OPTIONS

There are two options for visiting the Museum with your group:

  • One-hour guided tour: Select a guided tour theme from the options listed on the tour request webform
  • Self-guided group visits are welcome, but must be scheduled in advance with the Education Department using the tour request webform.

Program Fees

  • One-hour guided tour: $7 per adult [$77 minimum for the group]
  • One-hour guided tour: $5 per senior [$55 minimum for the group]
  • Self-guided visit: $5 per adult and/or $3 per senior
  • The Fleming offers free or discounted admission to qualifying nonprofit organizations. Please contact us at 802-656-0549 or flemingtours@uvm.edu for more information.

Scheduling

To schedule a visit, submit a Community Tour Request web form. Please submit your request at least two weeks in advance so that we can check availability of staff and spaces. Fleming educators will then contact you to confirm scheduling, payment, and accessibility information. Any questions about scheduling? Send an email to flemingtours@uvm.edu or call (802) 656-0549 to speak with a Fleming educator.

Important visit information

  • The galleries can fit 18 adults at one time, so larger groups will be split up to tour with multiple Fleming educators. If you have a group larger than 36 adults, we recommend the self-guided tour option.
  • For visitors to pursue their own interests after a guided tour, schedule an extra half hour of self-guided time.
  • Visitors are asked to use pencils only—no pens or art supplies—in the museum galleries.
  • If you have questions about accessibility for your group, we will actively look to address your needs for interpreters, elevators, quiet spaces, and other needs.

Contact Us:

Alice Boone, Curator of Education and Public Programs

Ande Tagliamonte, Museum Educator

Phone: (802) 656-0549