• The Fleming features several tours and programs related to the exhibition, Rockwell Kent: Prints from the Ralf C. Nemec Collection

  • Join us for a special reception to celebrate the Howard Center Arts Collective artists featured in Call and Response: Personal Reflections on the Fleming Collection on Thursday, October 20 at 5:30PM

  • Artist Shanta Lee Gander speaks about her current exhibition Dark Goddess at the Fleming Museum on Wednesday, October 12 at 5:30PM 

  • Lectures, talks, and presentations

  • Unique cultural experiences

  • The Painted Word poetry series

  • Members-Only Events


Events and Programs at the Museum

The Fleming Museum is pleased to host a series of educational and entertaining events and programs throughout the season related to our current exhibitions and permanent collection.


Fall Opening & Farewell Reception

Franklin R. Street, "Portrait of Hiram Charles Montier," 1841.


Honor the career of Fleming Museum director Janie Cohen, who is retiring after 31 years while exploring the fall suite of exhibitions at the Fleming: Shanta Lee’s Dark Goddess & Object-Defied, Call and Response: Howard Center Arts Collective Responds to the Fleming MuseumRockwell Kent: Prints from the Ralf C. Nemec Collection, and The Montier Portraits. Cash bar and hors d’oeuvres.

Gallery Talk & Object Viewing — Rockwell Kent’s Global Influences and Inspirations

Anna Ostroumova Lebedeva, "Night Scene with Fireworks," c. 1902.


With Alice Boone, Curator of Education and Public Programs

Rockwell Kent took inspiration from older artistic traditions, German and Indian philosophy, and his own travels to Greenland, Alaska, and Tierra del Fuego. Explore the Fleming’s Rockwell Kent exhibition through the lens of these global influences, with additional art and objects from the Fleming collection that you’ll be able to see up close in the gallery next to Kent’s artworks.

Collections in Focus: Women & Gender Equity

Madeleine Veitch, "Underwear quilt," 2008

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7 at 12:00-4:00PM

Visit the Learning Studio to see archives, artworks, and other objects from the Fleming collection, curated in collaboration with UVM’s Women & Gender Equity Center.

Tours of Rockwell Kent: Prints from the Ralf C. Nemec Collection

Rockwell Kent's "Prometheus Unchained," 1938


Join Curator of Education and Public Programs Alice Boone for public tours of the Rockwell Kent exhibition during UVM Alumni Weekend.

Artist’s Talk — Imagining within and Outside of the Self: Johari’s Window & The Endless Possibilities to Selves through Making

Shanta Lee


With Shanta Lee, Artist, Journalist, Poet, Curator

How does the making come together with different parts of ourselves? What are the pathways to the self we know or show the world versus the self that is hidden to both the world and us? This interactive talk by artist Shanta Lee explores these different realms of self, using Johari’s Window, her Dark Goddess, poetry and prose work.

Opening Reception — Call and Response: Howard Center Arts Collective

Kara Greenblott, "Self Portrait, circa 1925," 2022


Visit with artists from the Howard Center Arts Collective as they celebrate the opening of Call and Response. Artists will talk informally about their artistic practice, with Fleming collection artworks in the gallery to show the sources of some of their inspiration. Hors d’oeuvres.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute program — Tour of Rockwell Kent: Prints from the Ralf C. Nemec Collection

Rockwell Kent (American, 1882-1971), Twilight of Man, 1926

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22 at 12:30PM and 2:00PM

With Alice Boone, Curator of Education and Public Programs

This tour of the Rockwell Kent prints exhibition is a collaboration between the Fleming Museum of Art and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI). To register, contact OLLI: http://learn.uvm.edu/olli

Talk and Book Viewing — Rockwell Kent’s Illustrated Books

Moby Dick featuring print by Rockwell Kent


With Prudence Doherty, UVM Special Collections Librarian

Learn about Rockwell Kent’s extraordinary book illustration projects, including the “white whale” of composing more than 280 illustrations for the three-volume Lakeside Press deluxe edition of Moby-Dick, a project that took him more than four years. Prudence Doherty, Public Services Librarian from Jack and Shirley Silver Special Collections at UVM, will share stories of Kent’s collaborations with designers and publishers in creating affordable collector’s edition books. Kent’s editions of Moby-Dick, Candide, the Collected Works of Shakespeare, and other tales will be on view for Doherty to show some of the tiniest details of the book’s production.

Collections in Focus — Harvests and Gardens at the Fleming Museum

Herbert Meyer's "Roadside Flowers"


With Kristan Hanson, Fleming Curator of Exhibitions and Collections

As gardens and harvests go fallow in the winter, step inside the Museum for green inspiration. Meet Kristan Hanson, the new Fleming Curator of Exhibitions and Collections, as she discusses artworks and material culture from the Museum collection that show us the long histories of plant cultivation and study, from botanical drawings to baskets that use plant material in textiles.

Open Learning Studio — Collections in Focus: Inspired by…

Maria Nichols (Rookwood), "Fish Platter,"1880


Artists have always been inspired by other artists, and it’s striking to see two people speak to one another across time and place to say: here’s what I saw in your work, here’s a new way of looking at it. Visit the Fleming Learning Studio to see pairs of artworks from the collection that are in conversation.

Open Learning Studio — Collections in Focus: Wood Engravings and Woodcuts

Jose Guadalupe Posada, "Federales y Maderistas."


Explore the fine and rough work of wood engraving and woodcuts, to see the versatility of the medium. Rockwell Kent was inspired by the form even when he was not working with engraving tools, often imitating the high-contrast style of medieval artists or their 19th-century admirers who revived the form.

Virtual Program — Howard Center Arts Collective Community Connection Zoom Conversation

Sherridan Rose, "Neighbors," 2022

Please note that this program has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Each week, the Howard Center Arts Collective meets on Zoom to discuss art in process and share their work. For this meeting, they will open their conversation to the public so that visi-tors who are curious about their work from Call and Response can learn more about their prac-tice. Registration details to follow: check the Fleming website and social media for access in-formation.

Performance — Rockwell Kent: Gesture

Rockwell Kent, Starlight, 1930


Join dance artists Hanna Satterlee, Nicole Dagesse and Jessie Owens for a creative perfor-mance inspired by interpreting Rockwell Kent’s gestural prints.

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