On View This Spring

The Fleming Museum of Art presents several changing exhibitions annually, embodying a broad mix of styles, periods, and mediums. These exhibitions bring diverse examples of world-class art to Vermont, from historical icons such as Rembrandt and Picasso to international contemporary artists.


Small Worlds: Miniatures in Contemporary Art

Detail of Thomas Doyle's "Dustoff," 2014

February 13 - May 10, 2019

Small Worlds explores the ways contemporary artists use miniatures to inspire awe, whimsy, and even dread. These artists either create or employ found miniature figures, rooms, and landscapes, displaying them through photographs or sculptures. The resulting scenes, reminiscent of our childhood playthings, can recall in us that sense of wonder for the world around us, but also call our attention to the dark forces hidden beneath the seduction of the small.

Explore the Small Worlds Exhibition  

Image: Thomas Doyle, Dustoff, 2014 (detail). Mixed media. 25.5 x 20 x 4.5 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

Global Miniatures

Gloved hand holding a miniature Bible

February 13 - May 10, 2019

Miniatures—small versions of real-world objects—can be found the world over and throughout time. What is the appeal, seemingly universal, of seeing something familiar made small? What functions do miniatures serve? This exhibition will explore these questions using a wide range of objects from the Fleming Museum’s global collection.

Explore the Global Miniatures Exhibition 

Image: David Bryce and Son (Glasgow) and Oxford University Press, The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments, 1896. Photolithography on paper with mother-of-pearl cover, 1 1/2 x 1 inch. Gift of Mrs. Frank Patten  1947.2.1

Behind the Schemes: When Helen of Troy came to UVM

Detail from Glynnis Fawkes' "Roaring Ocean"

March 5 - May 10, 2019

In the spring of 2018, the UVM Classics Department produced the Greek tragedy Helen by classical Athenian playwright Euripides. Seven Days praised the effort, saying the production was “an unusually inventive rendition.” The play entailed extensive collaboration, involving UVM students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community artists and actors. The exhibition Behind the Schemes: When Helen of Troy came to UVM features visual artifacts from the production, documenting the interdisciplinary scholarship and artistry that made it both unique and noteworthy.

Image: Glynnis Fawkes, Roaring Ocean. Ink on paper, photoshop color. Courtesy of the artist.

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Spring 2019 Opening Reception

Wednesday, February 13, 5:30-7:00 PM

Hosted by University of Vermont President Thomas Sullivan, Fleming Director Janie Cohen, and the Museum’s Board of Advisors

Cash bar, hors d’oeuvres, and music


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