George Segal in Black and White

September 6–December 10, 2016



Look Again: The Young People of Camden

May 25 – August 12, 2016

Look Again presents portraits of 32 Camden City teenagers in the Camden Adolescents Striving for Achievement ( CASA ) program at Guadalupe Family Services. The photographs by Den Sweeney are accompanied by texts written by the teens, documenting their hopes, dreams, and aspirations.

Visions of Place: Complex Geographies in Contemporary Israeli Art

September 17 – December 13, 2015

Visions of Place includes the work of contemporary artists, all Israeli citizens, who deal with this central aspect of Israeli art in ways that speak to these vital concerns from a variety of diverse perspectives. Although focused specifically on Israel, the issues raised by the exhibition have wide interest and applicability in the broader contemporary world.


May 4 – May 21, 2015

Variables is the the Rutgers-Camden Department of Fine Arts thesis exhibition. The Stedman Gallery presents work from the animation, graphic design, painting, photography, and sculpture programs.

Juvenile In Justice

Juvenile In Justice book cover

March 4, 2015 – April 22, 2015

Juvenile-in-Justice is a project by photographer Richard Ross to document the placement and treatment of American juveniles housed by law in facilities that treat, confine, punish, assist, and, occasionally, harm them. To date, the project includes photographs and interviews with more than 1,000 juveniles at over 200 facilities in 31 states in the U.S., from detention, correction, and treatment facilities to group homes, police departments, and courtrooms. The work exists at the juncture of art, social practice, and politics

From The Digital Toolbox

Tim Portlock digital cityscape

January 12, 2015 – February 20, 2015

Computers are ubiquitous in so many aspects of life. Everyone with a cell phone generates digital images, and students are increasingly interested in media art. Responding to this, From the Digital Toolbox features four artists-Nancy Burson, Tim Portlock, Shuli Sade, Siebren Versteeg-all trained as painters, who have turned to multiple digital technologies to produce a variety of work.

Sounds of Camden

September 29, 2014 – December 18, 2014

As a sequel to the 2012 exhibition, Visions of Camden, which presented a visual history of Camden, Sounds of Camden will explore the city through its music, poetry, and voices from past to present. The exhibition will present examples of Victrolas and phonographs developed in Camden, visual memorabilia and artifacts, and offer recordings from the company’s vast playlist. It will also present live performances and recordings that carry historic and contemporary Sounds of Camden: Camden resident Walt Whitman, music recorded in Camden and contemporary compositions, poetry, recorded oral history.

Camden Collects

July 7 – September 18, 2014
Closing Reception “Third Thursday” September 18th 5 – 7 pm
Summer Hours: Monday – Friday 10 am – 4 pm

The Stedman Gallery presents an engaging exhibition of artworks and objects collected by individuals living and/or working in the city of Camden. The collectors include Camden City Mayor Dana L. Redd, Rutgers University–Camden student and retired teacher Bert Hubbard and his partner Chris Deane, Rutgers University–Camden Professor of Film Studies and comix fan Robert Emmons, and Cal Maradonna, director of Rutgers–Camden Studies Abroad program.

Department of Fine Arts Senior Thesis Exhibition

May 5-23, 2014

Open to public

Closing Reception: May 21 6pm-8pm

Department of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition

Features work by graduating Rutgers-Camden students in a variety of mediums including painting, drawing, photography, graphic design, sculpture, and animation.

Compulsive Narratives: Stories That MUST Be Told

January 16 – April 26, 2014

Compulsive Narratives: Stories that MUST be Told, guest curated by Cheryl Harper, presents graphic novelists John “Derf” Backderf, Julie Doucet, Ellen Forney, Justin Green, Sandy Jimenez, Peter Kuper, David Small, Lance Tooks, Carol Tyler, and Gilad Seliktar. The comics-inspired works of sculptors Mark Newport and Melissa Stern, painters Hiro Sakaguchi and Arpita Singh, and printmaker Marcus Benavides dialogue with original drawings from the graphic novels where compulsive narratives unfold.

Graphic novels are often considered book-length comics. The word “comix,” is an adulteration of the word “comics,” referring to self-published books or comic strips, often produced by small presses especially for underground adult audiences.

Image: Derf Backderf, From My Friend Dahmer, 2012 (detail), pen and ink, 14” x 11”

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Dark Eye Glances: Romantic Impulse in Landscape

Dark Eye Glances

November 11 – December 20, 2013
Stedman Gallery

Although the period formally known as Romanticism waned around the middle of the 19th century, almost all 20th century art is rooted in the individualism of the Romantic tradition, an impulse that continues into the 21st century as a viable current. Among the many aspects of Romanticism that survive are: primitivism, love of nature, interest in the past, mysticism, subjectivity, and a reaction against modern civilization and the nefarious effects of its industry and technology.

(re)collecting, (re)constructing: Scott Pellnat and Allen C. Topolski

September 9 – October 30, 2013
Scott Pellnat and Allen C. Topolski

Scott Pellnat and Allen C. Topolski both accepted the invitation to create new work for the Stedman Gallery; this exhibition presents two sculptors who transform found materials and objects in magically illusory ways. Scott Pellnat’s installation of a flying squadron and Allen Topolski’s domestic appliances intrigue the viewer, who might wonder what the original material or source could have been and what the function of the new object is, all the while recognizing the familiar aspects of these artworks. The viewer is drawn into examining these objects through this recognition, attempting to decipher the illusions that these artists have insinuated in their creations.

4/7: Rutgers-Camden Senior Thesis Exhibition

May 6 to 23, 2013
Artist Reception: May 23, 11-2 pm

4/7 is the senior thesis exhibition of students graduating from the Rutgers-Camden Department of Fine Arts. The exhibition includes painting, sculpture, photography, graphic design, film, animation and multi-media work.

From Here to There: Parallel Trajectories

March 13 – April 24, 2013

The painter Margery Amdur, the soprano and recording artist Julianne Baird, the theater artist Paul Bernstein, the graphic designer Allan Espiritu, and the art historian Martin Rosenberg have co-curated an exhibition around the theme of ‘work in progress’—translated into the title of the exhibition from here to there, parallel trajectories— each participant selecting existing artwork or creating new work, from her or his respective disciplinary point of view. The exhibition is interdisciplinary in nature, from painting to performance to ipads; and will challenge the viewer to create links between diverse works of art that explore the idea of work in progress in this exhibition and presented in the accompanying series of public programming.

Visions of Camden

A View from the Bridge

January 14 – March 1, 2013

The oil paintings of William (Bill) M. Hoffman Jr. and the en plein air sketches of Mickey McGrath offer an impressionistic vision of Camden. Suffused with the light that bounces off surfaces, rounding the edges of the views described, awash in warm colors, the paintings and drawings of these visual artists lend the city of Camden the transformative gaze of the earlier Impressionist and post-Impressionist artists. The impressionist gaze transcribed the glance, the fleeting movement of the eyes alighting upon a scene, only to be drawn to the next beckoning view.

Ornament and Narrative: Women Artists of Eastern Diasporas

October 15 – December 15, 2012

The countries and societies stretching from Morocco to India—parts of which are known variously as the Middle East, North Africa, and/or the Fertile Crescent–both share histories and traditions—political, social, religious and cultural—and have developed indigenous and local cultures that distinguish them from their neighbors. None of these societies is immune or impervious to the pressures of modern transformations—the Arab Spring being the most recent modernizing wave engulfing parts of this world. One of the factors of change is mobility: the ability to travel, to visit, or to settle in another place and to find or create community, constituting, thereby, a diaspora that is more often than not the site of acculturation and adaptation to a new society. One of the loci of transformation, as well as the agent of change, is woman to whom this exhibit looks as a consumer, transformer and producer of culture. This exhibition brings together women from the East—as defined above—most of whom live or work abroad, whose contact with other cultures transforms the artistic traditions that travel with them.

Off the Wall: Selections From The Rutgers-Camden Collection of Art

June 6, 2012 – October 5, 2012

Here is 3-D you don’t need special glasses to view! Venture into the three-dimensional art world and explore artworks, both in the round and off the wall, this summer at the Stedman Gallery.

Do Process: Rutgers-Camden Senior Thesis Exhibition

May 7 – 23, 2012

Do Process presents work by graduating Rutgers-Camden art students and artists who are alumni of the Rutgers-Camden Department of Fine Arts. Painting, sculpture, photography, graphic design, film, animation and multi-media work will be exhibited.

Cuentos Populares: Latino Folk Tales Illustrated by Latino Artists


March 7 – April 25, 2012

Cuentos Populares features original illustrations from bilingual Latino folk tales published in children’s picture books. The illustrations enhance stories collected from many Spanish-speaking regions including Mexico, New Mexico, Puerto Rico, Central and South America.

Wild Land, Thomas Cole, and the Birth of American Landscape

November 9, 2011 – January 6, 2012

Wild Land, Thomas Cole, and the Birth of American Landscape Painting explores the story of Thomas Cole’s role as an artistic and cultural pioneer who helped give rise to the emerging concept of the American nation. This young Englishman saw something in the American wilderness that many Americans themselves did not yet see.

Into The Third Decade

September 6 – October 29, 2011

Into the Third Decade presents the work of Assemblage, 15 women artists from Pennsylvania and New Jersey who began meeting in 1985 to relieve the isolation the artists were experiencing in their studios. After 25 years, Assemblage artists continue to convene as a group to cultivate new ideas, present and discuss new artworks and/or processes, and to foster artistic growth, The resulting works reflect the exchange of artistic ideas from artist to artist as well as the intractable independence of each artist.

Hidden Treasures: Selections from the Rutgers-Camden Collection of Art

June 8 – August 12, 2011

Known for presenting diverse exhibitions of work by regional, national and international artists working in varied media, Framing the Collection offers a unique glimpse into the Stedman Gallery’s own collection of works of art on paper. The exhibition will feature 50 works by renowned artists such as Salvador Dali, Helen Frankenthaler, Joe Goode, Jasper Johns, and Lowell Nesbitt, official NASA artist for flights 9 and 13. Newly framed for this exclusive public display, the works have been acquired over the years through donations and acquisitions, and will be displayed throughout the campus in public spaces after the exhibition closes.