Coming in Fall 2019

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.

 

Be Strong and Do Not Betray Your Soul: Selections from the Light Work Collection

Image of Carrie Mae Weems, "Portrait of a Fallen Woman," 1988

Fall 2019

The Fleming Museum of Art is pleased to announce the exhibition Be Strong and Do Not Betray Your Soul: Selections from the Light Work Collection, originally organized by Light Work, a non-profit organization supporting artists working in photography, and guest-curated by For Freedoms, a platform for civic engagement, discourse, and direct action for artists in the United States. Borrowing its title from the Charles Biasiny-Rivera piece of the same name, Be Strong and Do Not Betray Your Soul features more than forty photographs from the Light Work Collection that explore topics of politics, social justice, identity, and visibility.

Image: Carrie Mae Weems, Portrait of a Fallen Woman, 1988 (detail). Gelatin Silver Print, 8 x 8 3/8 inches, Courtesy of Light Work

RESIST! INSIST! PERSIST!

Detail of Kara Walker's "Testimony"

Fall 2019

Covering topics of gender, race, the state, and class, RESIST! INSIST! PERSIST! brings together a history of art and activism, drawn primarily from the Fleming Museum’s collection. The exhibition features the work of historical and contemporary artists who countered adversity and hardship with empowerment and expression. Curated by UVM students in the Fall 2018 class Art History 282: Museum Studies.

Image: Kara Walker, Testimony, 2005 (detail), Photogravures. Museum purchase, Way Fund