Selections from the Rutgers—Camden Collection of Art

July 9 – August 10, 2018


The Rutgers-Camden Collection of Art now numbers 550 artworks, over half of which are works on and/or of paper from a number of sources. Pulp & Paper presents a selection of 2- and 3-dimensional works of art on/of paper from the Rutgers-Camden Collection.

In 1975, Rutgers-Camden hosted its first “Rutgers National Drawing” juried art exhibition. This biennial competition continued through 1996 and included such jurors as Dore Ashton, Martha Beck, Lee Bontecou, Louise Bourgeois, Leon Golub, Lloyd Goodrich, Nancy Graves, Jan Van Der Marck, Lisa Phillips, Lowery Stokes Simms, among others. The exhibition title evolved from “drawing,” to “works on paper” and finally ending in 1996 with “works on/of paper.” Each year purchase prizes were awarded and the work(s) selected were accessioned into the Collection.

Works on/of paper have been donated by many generous people, including Eleanora L. Cheney; Robert I. and Gail Greenberg; Olga B. Moore, Rutgers-Camden Professor Emerita; Marilyn Arnold Palley and Reese Palley; Roberta K. Tarbell, Rutgers-Camden Professor Emerita; William Speiller, Professor of Law Emeritus; Linda Stoudt; Fran and Ellen Zinni. and others.


Funding for this exhibition and programming has been made possible in part by an award from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts; The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation; Subaru of America Foundation; and Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.