Fall 2019 Events


Glass artist, Paul Stankard, working in the studio


Nothing Else but Miracles:

Paul Stankard’s Glasswork & the Spirit of Walt Whitman 

Tuesday, November 12, 6:00 pm 
Stedman Gallery, Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts
Join us for a special evening with internationally acclaimed artist, Paul Stankard. As a pioneer in the studio glass movement, Stankard is considered a living master in the art of the paperweight, and his work is represented in more than 60 museums around the world. This program, in conjunction with our current exhibition,
Democratic Vistas: Whitman, Body and Soulwill include an intimate interview with the artist exploring his roots in glass as well as the influence of Walt Whitman’s words and wisdom on his work. Experience the exhibition in the Stedman Gallery, and stay for a light reception after the presentation.
Moderated by Curator Dr. Tyler Hoffman
Join us on Saturday, September 28 for our Meet the Artists Reception in the Stedman as well as a whole day filled with activities celebrating Walt Whitman’s connection to Camden, NJ and our current exhibition, Democratic Vistas: Whitman, Body and Soul. This will truly be a “Whitman Sampler.” Feel free to participate in any or all of these epic adventures in the city invincible!
Ferry Crossing: Camden-Philly-Camden
9:30 am – 10:00 am; 10:00 am – 10:30 am
RiverLink Ferry, 1 Riverside Drive (next to Adventure Aquarium), $9 adult; $7 senior/child
RCCA Director, Cyril Reade & Special Guest retrace Whitman’s crossing.
RSVP: Contact Cyril Reade for questions: cr443@camden.rutgers.edu or 856-225-6242
Tour The Walt Whitman House
11:00 am – 11:45 am @ 328 Mickle Blvd.
Step back in time to the humble dwelling of the “Good Gray Poet,” Walt Whitman. Constructed in 1848, this modest wooden-framed structure built in Greek-revival style was the only home ever owned by Walt Whitman.
RSVP: Contact Cyril Reade for questions: cr443@camden.rutgers.edu or 856-225-6242
*If venturing on your own start times also include 1:30 pm & 3:00 pm, please call 856-964-5383 or email whitmanhousecamden@gmail.com. Visit their website here: Walt Whitman House
Paint or Sketch Walt Whitman’s Tomb
12:00 pm – 1:45 pm @ Harleigh Cemetery
Bring your watercolors or drawing materials and join us at Harleigh Cemetery for an informal drawing session at Whitman’s self-designed tomb. 
Contact Noreen Scott Garrity for questions: ngarrity@camden.rutgers.edu or 856-225-6306
Meet the Artists Reception
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm @ Stedman Gallery
View our exhibition featuring artwork inspired by the life and legacy of Whitman. Enjoy light refreshments and rub elbows with the artists themselves! 
Contact Nancy Maguire for questions: maguire@camden.rutgers.edu or 856-225-6245
The 3rd (not quite annual)
Multi-person Reading of Song of Myself
Wednesday, October 2nd
4:30 – 6:30 pm 
Black Box Theater, Fine Arts Building
314 Linden Street, Rutgers – Camden Campus

“O the orator’s joys!”  Whitman’s “Song of Myself”, in 52 sections, runs just under two hours. If you would like to lend your barbaric yawp to the event, you can sign up to read a section!  All creative interpretations, such as adding musical accompaniment, or dressing as Walt Whitman, are welcome. Printed text of each section will be available for readers.  
Contact Noreen Scott Garrity to sign-up: 
ngarrity@camden.rutgers.edu or 856-225-6306
Walk-ins are welcome, just show up and sign up!

Tuesday, October 8
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Stedman Gallery

This fall’s Teacher Open House is a Painting Party! Tour our current exhibition with curator Tyler Hoffman, indulge in snacks & mocktails, and paint your own canvas with guidance from our Museum Educators. Take some time for yourself to relax, mingle with education colleagues in the South Jersey region, and of course learn more about the RCCA’s many arts education opportunities!

RSVP to reserve space for you and your fellow educators

Contact: Miranda Powell 
856-225-6202 or miranda.powell@rutgers.edu