The Fleming Museum of Art is a Teaching Museum:

The Fleming Museum of Art is an interdisciplinary educational resource for the University of Vermont, K-12 schools, and the regional community. We offer programs for people of all ages that support lifelong learning and an engagement with the arts. Programs include gallery talks, lectures, guided tours, films, teachers' workshops, artists' demonstrations, symposia, art classes, and non-credit courses related to the museum's collections and exhibitions.


Academic Support

Students learn to use the collection

The Fleming Museum is a place of active learning for faculty and students at the University of Vermont and area colleges. The Museum's diverse collections and exhibitions provide primary source materials for many fields of study, and challenge students to think critically and creatively in a dynamic learning environment.

These are some ways that faculty and students can use the Museum:

  • Professor-led Class Visits
  • Guided Class Visits
  • Viewing Objects from Storage
  • Student Assignments
  • Student Research
  • Undergraduate Courses
  • Internship and Work-Study Opportunities

Learn more about academic support

Schools K-12

A young student takes part in an art activity class

The Fleming Museum is the place where Vermont schools go for resources on world cultures. We offer a variety of exciting learning experiences for K-12 school age children and their teachers that teach about art and increase understanding and appreciation of diverse artistic and cultural traditions. Our programs provide excellent curricular links to subjects such as art, world cultures, history, and literature, and support Vermont's Framework of Standards and Learning.

Some of the learning experiences we offer are:

  • Guided Tours
  • Museum Explorations
  • Self-guided Visits
  • Museum Artifact Kits
  • Teachers Workshops

Learn more about K-12 school programs

Community Programs

Buddhist monks create a sand mandala in the Marble Court

The Fleming Museum brings art into the lives of thousands of people each year, offering classes and events for people of all ages. Programs for adults, families, children, and elders include lectures, performance, gallery talks, films, art classes, workshops, symposia, artists' talks, non-credit courses, and outreach programs. By linking the University and community through our programs and collaborating with local arts organizations, the Fleming Museum strengthens the cultural life of our community.

  • Talks and Programs
  • Gallery Tours
  • Outreach Programs
  • Performances
  • Workshops
  • Panel Discussions

See our listing of programs and events

Education Kits

Object from a Museum artifact education kit

The Fleming Museum Education Kits are multimedia resources that bring the Museum into your classroom. Containing authentic Museum objects, these kits provide a hands-on approach to learning. Slides, music tapes, books, maps, posters, games, and other instructional materials expand understanding of the objects and the cultures that created them. The Teacher's Guide includes additional information, suggested activities, and other resources for exploring the topic with your students.

View a complete list of our education kits

Guidelines for Visiting the Museum

Museum visitor
  • Photography in the Museum is not permitted, except by prior written permission.
  • Only pencils may be used in the galleries; pens and other writing or art materials are not allowed.
  • Leave backpacks, large bags, and umbrellas in the coatroom before entering the Museum.
  • Do not bring food or drink into the galleries.
  • Do not touch the art.
  • Turn off your cell phones.
  • Respect any suggestions student gallery attendants may make to ensure the safety of the objects on display.

To schedule a visit, reserve an artifact kit, or for more information, please call the Fleming Museum Education Department at 802-656-0750 or email us at

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