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 @ or 856.225.6202


Exhibitions Calendar 2017-18

September 11, 2017 – December 8, 2017
One in a series of exhibitions on Camden, NJ: Visions of Camden (2013) and Sounds of Camden (2014); Picturing Camden (2017) explores Camden’s communities through new work by contemporary artists reimagining Camden. Like many northeastern cities, Camden suffered the decline of industry and population decline, but today the city and its people are rebuilding and strengthening existing neighborhoods. The Stedman Gallery of Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts is presenting an exhibition and residency program that examines these neighborhoods through the eyes of contemporary photographers and painters and through the community’s engagement with an artist in residence. Residency project participants will include Camden residents, community groups and organizations.
Shuli Sade’s “Metro Cryptograms” unveil a grid of modern architectural rhythms; Tim Portlock uses 3D gaming technology to simulate real and imagined spaces; Ken Hohing will revisit Camden sites that he photographed in the 1980s; Eric Porter’s photographs reflect the transience of the urban environment; Michael Bartmann’s paintings evoke the industrial landscape in transition; and Bruce Garrity paints landscapes in pursuit of pictorial drama.
Space invaders
January 16, 2018 – April 21, 2018

Six artists will create sculptural installations specifically for the Stedman Gallery space. These installations will force viewers to think about how they interact with space in the environments around them. 


Senior Thesis Exhibition
May 2018

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.