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The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

Sonja Lunde, the Fleming Museum of Art’s new director, in the museum’s Marble Court Jan. 19. Lunde previously worked at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts for 14 years.

Fleming welcomes new director and new focus on community-engaged practice

Eamon Dunn, Culture Editor January 24, 2023

On a gloomy winter day, wearing a bright yellow top contrasting the weather, Sonja Lunde, the Fleming Museum of Art’s new director, spoke about the future of the museum. Departing from her 14-year...

The “Call and Response” exhibit at the Fleming Museum Nov. 29. The seating in the room creates a storytelling space.

Community curation: A new direction for the Fleming

Will Hamilton, Culture Staff Writer November 30, 2022

Of all the institutions affected by COVID-19, few were more radically impacted than museums, with nearly 90% closing their doors, according to a May 2020 UNESCO article. Among the tangible shifts caused...

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...

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.

Rep. Wazir educates on Afghanistan War

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....

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...

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

Famous works of art hidden in Fleming

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...

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.

Fleming Museum puts activism on display

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...

(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.

Local poets inspire students to experience UVM arts

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...

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.

Poet reads and reminisces at Fleming event

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...

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...

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...

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.

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

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...

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