The year 2020 will be remembered by many as a waking nightmare. Researchers define waking nightmare as a common, generally benign, parasomnia characterized by brief episodes of inability to move or speak combined with waking consciousness. Colloquially a waking nightmare is the nightmare that continues when you wake up; or real-life has become nightmarish.
The exhibition Waking Nightmare presents works selected from the Rutgers-Camden Collection of Art. These works were created in a different time and different place, but the images, sentiments and feelings resonate with recent events.
This exhibition is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts and Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.