Attractions – Fleming Museum

Fleming Museum UVM Burlington

Fleming Museum Burlington VT attraction

UVM Colchester Avenue, Burlington, VT 05405 • Ph: 802-656-0750

The Fleming Museum is Vermont’s Cultural Treasure. This unique one-of-a-kind museum is a true gem and should be included into your Vermont “not to miss list”. Both Vermonters and visitors alike are quickly impressed with this interesting and historical museum, the building itself a work of art. The Fleming Museum is located on the campus of UVM (University of Vermont) and was brought to fruition when UVM President Guy Bailey. Bailey brought the vision of benefactors James B. Wilbur and Katherine Wolcott together. The Fleming Museum is named for Katherine Wolcott’s uncle, UVM alumnus and Burlington VT native Robert Hull Fleming. The New York architectural firm of McKim, Mead, and White designed the building. Today, the Fleming Museum is still housed in its original grand, neoclassical building – custom built in 1931. The Fleming Museum houses Vermont’s premier collection of art and anthropological artifacts; including collections of more than 20,000 works of art– paintings, drawings, photographs, prints, sculptures, and artifacts. The Fleming Collection spans continents and centuries from ancient Mesopotamia to modern America. Many unique objects and artifacts were donated by Vermont residents or UVM alumni. The University of Vermont began collecting in 1820s – there are many treasures to be found here. Fleming Museum offers Group Tours by reservation. The Museum Store offers a wide selection of gifts related to the Fleming Museum’s collection, exhibition, and art education. Museum Hours vary by season, call the Fleming for more information. An Admission is charged (free for UVM students).

Category: Kid Friendly, Museum, Art Collections

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