Fleming Museum of Art

#8 in Best Things To Do in Burlington, VT

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61 Colchester Ave.

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1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
3.5

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  • 3.5Value
  • 3.5Facilities
  • 3.5Atmosphere

Part of the University of Vermont, the Fleming Museum of Art shelters a collection of art from around the world. It first opened in 1931 and has a collection of 24,000 objects from various cultures, along with special exhibits that change annually. Highlights of the museum's collection include works by American artists, such as Winslow Homer, John James Audubon and Kara Walker, as well as Qing Dynasty textiles, Sumerian cuneiform tablets and sculptures from West and Central Africa. 

After seeing the beautiful scenery surrounding Burlington and stopping by Lake Champlain, this museum is the perfect next stop if you're looking for some cultural time spent indoors, according to reviewers.

Hours for the museum vary seasonally. The museum is open Tuesday to Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. during the spring season (January to May). The museum is welcome to visitors of all ages and offers events daily, such as artist talks and special collection viewings. To enter the museum, admission costs $5 for adults and $3 for students and seniors. For more information on its current exhibits and collections, visit the museum's official website.

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