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The Vermont Cynic

Fleming Museum puts activism on display

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 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

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 poets: Burlington native Sue Burton and former UVM student Sara London. “I never really th...

Poet reads and reminisces at Fleming event

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 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

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 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...

Poet explores migraines, childhood

Sarah Robinson, Staff Writer

March 7, 2018

Migraines entail nausea, auras and sensitivity to light, sound and scent. Poet Michael Dickman’s most recent publication, “Green Migraine,” derives from the images brought on by symptoms of migraines. Dickman was invited to the Fleming Museum Painted Word Poetry series Feb. 28, where he rea...

Cartoons and politics fill new exhibit

Cartoons and politics fill new exhibit

Hunter McKenzie, Arts Columnist

February 13, 2018

On the wall is a large drawing of a human form cleaning out a litter box looking directly at the viewer, daring viewers to come inside and take a look. The figure is a self-portrait of Alison Bechdel. Her exhibit “Self-Confessed! The Inappropriately Intimate Comics of Alison Bechdel,” is the latest ...

Latino poet speaks at the Fleming

Sarah Robinson

October 5, 2017

It wasn’t the honks and shouts of the busy New York City streets that inspired the accomplished poet, it was the silence in between them. Poet Willie Perdomo read to a group of students, faculty and enthused admirers at UVM’s Fleming Museum from his collection of acclaimed poems Sept. 21 as an...

Museum brings on two new exhibits for fall

Brigitte Riordan

September 28, 2017

The Fleming Museum of Art will present two new exhibitions Sept. 26, one local and one from the other side of the world. “Spirited Things: Sacred Arts of the Black Atlantic,” will be an exhibition of “sacred objects from the Yoruba religion of West Africa, as well as Haitian Vodou, Cuban Santeria,...

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