Camden: Past, Present and Future

On View: February 25 – April 18, 2019

Reception: April 6, 1 – 3 pm

Camden: Past, Present and Future features original artwork and the finished design for a 700-foot construction fencing mural at the Camden Waterfront, in partnership with Liberty Property Trust. More than 300 Camden City school children participated in the project completed in Fall 2017. The Camden student mural project, started in September 2017, was installed in April 2018. As part of the development of The Camden Waterfront, Liberty Property Trust collaborated with Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts to manage the creation of the mural through artist-led workshops at four Camden schools:

Dr. Charles Brimm Medical Arts High School

Creative Arts Morgan Village Academy

Thomas H. Dudley Family School

Holy Name School

Students worked on this mural under the direction and guidance of three professional teaching artists Donna Backues, Doris Nogueira-Rogers, and Cesar Viveros who engaged students in depicting their own vision of “Camden Past, Present, and Future.” Their professional work will also be on display. 


Artist Donna Backues
Installed fence mural













Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts exhibitions and education programs are 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; Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; and other generous contributors