The Fleming Museum of Art is a place for visitors of all ages to find objects and artworks that speak to them—and to speak back to the collection! When you visit the museum, you’re joining an ongoing conversation about the lives of objects and artworks: how they’re made, why they’re made, who made them, who valued them, how they came to the museum, why they mattered in the past, why they matter in the present and future.
Learning at the Fleming: What can the museum be and do?
The Fleming Museum is learning how to become an anti-racist, responsive, people-centered institution. We’re learning from visitors who ask provocative questions about what you do—and don’t—see in the Museum’s collections and exhibitions. Our programs, tours, and other learning opportunities are oriented toward conversation, curiosity, critique, and questions that help all of us reimagine what the Museum can become when we focus on people’s stories, creative responses, and inquiries.
Make sure to stop by the new Learning Studio on the second floor, where artworks and objects that are usually in storage are brought out for classes, tours, and serendipitous drop-in visits. The objects on view change nearly every day, with gallery attendants and museum staff ready to talk with visitors as you get up close and personal with the art and a handy magnifying glass. Come by to sketch, learn, ask questions, and make recommendations about what you’d like to see more of as the Museum reimagines its displays and collections.