TOMORROW is the Big Day!

The Spirited Things exhibition officially opens TOMORROW! There are also two exciting events happening this week:

–On Tuesday, September 26 at 4pm, Professor J. Lorand Matory will deliver a lecture on “African Gods in the Western Museum” in the Livak Ballroom at the UVM Davis Center.

–On Thursday, September 28 from 5:30-7:00 PM, the Fleming Museum will hold an opening reception for the “Spirited Things” exhibition, as well as for “Herbert Barnett: Vermont Life and Landscape, 1940-1948.” The event is hosted by University of Vermont Provost David Rosowsky, Fleming Director Janie Cohen, and the Museum’s Board of Advisors. Featuring a cash bar, hors d’oeuvres, and live music.

And there is so much more to come! Stay tuned!


Ideas on Tap: Sacred Objects/Secular Spaces

September 13 @ 7:00 pm


Images: Sacred Arts of the Black Atlantic (SABA) Collection, Duke University

How are sacred objects transformed when they enter the museum? What does it mean to collect and exhibit religious and sacred objects connected to living peoples and cultures? What kinds of ethical, aesthetic, and pragmatic considerations shape how sacred objects are displayed to the public? What impact does the display of religious objects have on viewers, and how do they make sense of such objects?

Join UVM Religious Studies Professor Vicki Brennan and Fleming Museum Curator Andrea Rosen for a conversation exploring these and other questions as they relate to an upcoming exhibition, “Spirited Things: Sacred Arts of the Black Atlantic” at UVM’s Fleming Museum, opening September 26.

Image of UVM Humanities logoVHC’s Ideas on Tap series is designed to convene informal, informative, and provocative conversations, and to strengthen them with a scholar’s expertise. These events are held in partnership with the University of Vermont’s Humanities Center, held at the ArtsRiot restaurant, bar and performing space in Burlington.

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