artwork by first-grader
Multi-media artwork created by 1st grader, 2012 Museum Education program

 

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 life.

 

 

 

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 2016-17

George Segal in Black & White
September 6, 2016 – December 10, 2016

This exhibition will provide students with the unique opportunity of engaging with works by George Segal (1924-2000), one of America’s most respected and popular artists. Through drawings, photographs, and sculptures students will build an basic understanding of principals of 2D and 3D artmaking. Segal was best known for his life-size plaster sculptures of ordinary people doing ordinary things, which he created by covering friends and relatives with plaster-soaked surgical bandages. He placed these figures in realistic environments, such as a subway car or bus seat. After he became established as an artist, Segal was commissioned to make sculptures that commemorated important moments in history, which he depicted both literally, and through metaphor.
 

Sharp-Tongued Figuration
January 17, 2017 – April 20, 2017

This exhibition brings together a group of artists who employ recognizable imagery as a means of commenting on contemporary culture, rather than a means of recording what they see.  Sue Coe is a British social satirist working in New york, in the tradition of George Grosz. She produces illustrations for books and print publications, such as the New York Times, as well as drawings and prints. The watercolors and digital prints of Newark-based Nell Painter include both hand-drawn and collaged imagery; she uses them to re-write various histories, including that of the white slave trade and the history of modern art. Mickalene Thomas, a Camden native, uses the scale and some of the glossy seduction of billboards to create portraits of her friends executed in mixed-media collages; she also works in photography and video. Kukuli Velarde, who lives and works in Philadelphia, fashions ceramic sculptures that adopt techniques and imagery drawn from pre-Incan Peruvian cultures. All of them include the image of the artist, who is from Peru . Sandy Winters’ complex paintings illustrate a distopian future with creatures whose bodies combine biomorphic forms with appendages derived from the hardware store. The New-York-based artist also creates room-sized installations out of large numbers of drawings.

 

Senior Thesis Exhibition
May 2017

Features work by graduating Rutgers-Camden students in a variety of mediums including painting, drawing, photography, graphic design, sculpture, and animation. The exhibition puts a spotlight on the many potential careers in the arts.