Students from Holy Name School in Camden, NJ enjoying the Visions of Place exhibition, 2015.

 

A first-hand art gallery experience is an invaluable learning tool for students of all ages. Through the Museum Education Program at Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts, students engage with challenging artworks and subject matters enabling them to: better understand the visual arts, give informed responses to what they see, create their own unique works, and connect their gallery experience to other school subjects and home lifeIn-school and after-school time slots are available.

 

What to expect:

  •     45 minute interactive class which tours the gallery focusing on key concepts of an exhibition(s) of your choice  

  •     45 minute hands-on art activity time during which students create a visual artwork relating to content discussed in the gallery. Students always take what they make!

  •     Resource packets for teachers to aid in integrating exhibition content into the classroom both before & after visiting.   

 

Camden City schools are admitted free of charge. All others $5 per student.

For more information or to register your class/school contact:
Miranda Powell @ miranda.powell@rutgers.edu or 856.225.6202

 

Exhibitions Calendar 2019-20

Democratic Vistas: Whitman, Body & Soul
May 31, 2019 – December 7, 2019

Part of a larger regional program, Whitman at 200: Art and Democracy, in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Walt Whitman, Democratic Vistas features the work of eight artists whose work addressing various themes in Walt Whitman’s poetry. Whitman lived his last 19 years in a working class neighborhood in Camden; many of the exhibition artists draw on that experience, expressing the importance of place and rootedness. The exhibition includes works by Caroline Carlsmith, Paul Cava, Allen Crawford, John Giannotti, John Gutoskey, Paul Stankard, and a collaborative sculpture by artists Mark Stockton and Lewis Colburn, as well as selected artifacts from the Walt Whitman House.

 

Seamless: Craft-based Objects & Performance
Januar 21, 2020 – April 16, 2020

Today, artists have made performance seamless with their objects, and the accompanying video or live performance enhances the gallery experience, adding to the understanding of the work of the artist. The artists for this exhibition are Angela Ellsworth, Caleb Weintraub, and Stephanie J. Williams. All three artists have a practice of performance/video in addition to their object making. They all work with mediums related to sewing and video. Each works in a different part of the United States and are either well recognized by critics and collectors or at the cusp of break through recognition.