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The Fleming reopens with digital option

The Fleming reopens with digital option

Anna Kolosky, Staff Writer

September 16, 2020

For the first time, the Fleming will be featuring a digital collection for student access. Fleming museum will reopen its doors to the public on Sept 15. Numerous COVID prevention policies have been put into place to secure the safety of museum goers. Fleming also announced that admission is free ...

Rep. Wazir educates on Afghanistan War

Safiya Wazir, a Democratic member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, gives a presentation in Fleming Museum, Feb. 28. Wazir was the first refugee elected to the New Hampshire House.

Emma Adams, Staff Writer

March 6, 2020

At first glance, the rugs displayed on Fleming Museum’s walls appear to be abstract mosaics composed of deep brown and burgundy thread.  Upon closer examination, they depict jarring images of war. Rep. Safiya Wazir spoke at noon Feb. 28 at Fleming  about one of the museums new exhibits, “WARP: Wa...

Three new Fleming exhibits unveiled for Spring 2020

Three new Fleming exhibits unveiled for Spring 2020

Anna Kolosky, Staff Writer

February 5, 2020

Fleming Museum’s Spring 2020 catalogue is covered in brightly colored, dancing people. It features a painting by Wood Gaylor, the inspiration for one of the museum’s exhibitions.   According to Fleming’s website, the “Wood Gaylor Exhibition” and “Warp: War Rugs of Afghanistan” will run ...

Famous works of art hidden in Fleming

: “Babysitter” by Norman Rockwell basks underneath a spotlight in Fleming Museum’s Gallery of European and American art, Nov. 10.

Keely Lyons, Staff Writer

November 16, 2019

Proudly facing Colchester Avenue with its rows of arched windows, columns and brick facade, Fleming Museum welcomes visitors to view an eclectic and prolific collection of art and artifacts. First opened in 1931, Fleming is home to more than 24,000 objects that span widely across cultures and time peri...

Fleming Museum puts activism on display

The words, “Be Strong and Do Not Betray Your Soul,” along with a photograph taken by African American artist John Edmonds is the first piece museum goers see as they enter the exhibit of the same name. The exhibit is on loan to the University until Dec. 23.

Emma Adams, Staff Writer

October 3, 2019

A print of a black janitor mops the floor of a war memorial with American flags looming over his head in a new exhibit. Commentary on the essence of America‘s history flows from the artworks of Fleming Museum’s fall 2019 exhibits. At the opening reception Sept 27, the new exhibits titled “RESIST! INSIST! PERSI...

Local poets inspire students to experience UVM arts

(Left to Right) Poets Sara London and Sue Burton pose for pictures after reading their work at Painted by Word at Fleming Museum, Sept.12.

Willow Scherwinski, Staff Writer

September 20, 2019

First year Keira Subanas said her world opened up when she attended the reading.  The evening of Sept.12, the Painted Word Poetry Series was hosted in Fleming Museum. The event featured two published poets: Burlington native Sue Burton and former UVM student Sara London. “I never really th...

Poet reads and reminisces at Fleming event

Poet Matt Miller reads his poetry to an audience  April 22 in the Fleming Museum. Miller’s poetry comes mostly from a parent’s perspective. He spoke about the horror of losing a child, the need to protect your kids and the happiness of parenting.

Marjorie McWilliams, Staff Writer

May 3, 2019

Light chatter echoed in the marble halls of the Fleming Museum as audience members trickled in, but the sound diminished as the rhythm of poetry filled the room. Both UVM students and Burlington residents came to see Matt Miller perform his original poetry as part of the Painted Word Poetry Series ...

Guerilla Girl tackles inequality in the arts

Guerilla Girl tackles inequality in the arts

Anna Kolosky, Staff Writer

November 7, 2018

“This isn’t your typical lecture. It’s a party,” Donna Kaz said. With no preamble, she began to throw bananas into the crowd seated in the Fleming Museum’s Marble Court. The Fleming Museum hosted Kaz, a retired Guerrilla Girl, Oct. 30. The talk was titled “Push/Pushback — 9 Steps to Mak...

Dancers interpret victorian era

Dancers interpret victorian era

Keely Lyons, Staff Writer

October 14, 2018

Under the watchful eye of a sculpture of St. George, a woman clad in white fell gracefully and slowly down the staircase in the Fleming’s marble court. The music she moved to ranged from Chopin to spirituals, and was occasionally overlaid with poetry by Emily Dickinson.Sam Litra Polly Motley pe...

Student-curated exhibit and Victorian fashion now on view at Fleming

The Fleming Museum’s new exhibit, “The Impossible Ideal: Victorian Fashion and Femininity,” which opened Sept. 21, shows off dresses and other memorabilia from the Victorian era.

Jonathan Greenberg, Staff Writer

October 3, 2018

Transport yourself to a bygone era by viewing ceramics painted with intricate florals and dresses made of fine lace, without having to leave to comfort of campus. Two new exhibits opened Sept. 21 in the Fleming Museum. A reception at the museum celebrated the reveal of “From House to Home,” a com...

Dancers inspire audience

Keely Lyons, Staff Writer

September 18, 2018

As three women danced on stage at the Redstone Recital Hall, the audience could hear their breath and they made intense eye contact with those watching the performance. The UVM department of music and dance collaborated with the Vermont Dance Alliance to present the Vermont Dance Sampler Sept. 8. ...

Best of UVM

Best of UVM

Culture Staff

May 10, 2018

The Culture staff curated a list of places we wish we knew about during our first few weeks at UVM. Once you’re unpacked and settled in, take time to wander campus and check them all out.   Best Dining Hall: Redstone - Located in Simpson Hall, Redstone Unlimited Dining offers several differ...

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