The Fleming Museum of Art

« Back

Investing in UVM’s Cultural Treasure

No other Vermont museum has the breadth and diversity of the Fleming Museum of Art. Its rich collection of art and cultural objects, changing exhibitions, and insightful programming define the Fleming as an extraordinary place for learning and discovery. The Fleming serves as a bridge between the community and the intellectual, cultural and artistic riches of the university.

Through Move Mountains: The Campaign for The University of Vermont, the Fleming will strengthen its collection, acquiring pieces to augment strategic areas; expand support for exhibitions that will present world-class art and attract ever more diverse audiences to the museum; and advance programs that serve as a gateway for active cultural exchange and critical thinking. Join us.

Endowed Curatorships: $3.25 million

The Fleming presents a tremendous amount of programming with a very lean staff. Our hope is to add an endowed curatorship for academic programs to work with faculty across the university on incorporating art and cultural objects into their teaching. In addition, a Green and Gold Curatorship of Education and Public Programs would expand educational efforts beyond campus borders into the community and K–12 schools statewide.

Collection & Exhibition Support: $1.5 million

An endowed fund for exhibitions would allow staff to pursue new ideas for displaying objects from the permanent collection as well as bring important traveling exhibits to the museum. A collections and acquisition endowment would enable the Fleming to expand collections to strengthen its academic collaborations as well as ensure care and preservation of the permanent collection.

Community Engagement: $400,000

Through the campaign, the Fleming will invest in making its collection more accessible in two distinct ways. First, we will expand the online collections initiative — a comprehensive website where visitors can explore the 95 percent of the collection housed in storage. Second, we will broaden marketing efforts to increase awareness of the Fleming’s rich cultural offerings and heighten its profile as an outstanding, innovative museum in northern New England.