Rutgers–Camden Center for the Arts presents a series of public programs related to exhibitions and special collaborations with university partners and community organizations. Programs include receptions, performances, speaker series, guided tours, open houses, and other special events! 

Spring 2024 Events


Seams to be Constructed

Margery Amdur, Artist in Residence

Opening January 16th at the Stedman Gallery

Coming February 28th at the Gordon Theater at 10AM.

Join us as we celebrate Black History Month with a riveting performance by Karen “Queen nur” Abdul-Malik.

No Mystery in Black History

This interactive program is filled with story, rhythm, history, and song. Featuring a call and response song followed by “An African Drum Story,” Queen Nur introduces various drums from West Africa and describes their communal importance. Engagement continues with Black History in the U.S. through freedom stories, civil rights chants, poetry, music and empowerment tales. Featured are: Henry Box Brown, Stage Coach Mary, MLK, Rosa Parks, Malcolm X, John Lewis, Fannie Lou Hamer, Jackie Robinson and Mamie Peanut Johnson.

Karen “Queen Nur” Abdul-Malik is a nationally renowned storyteller and teaching artist. Queen has performed in venues from the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. to Equity Theater on Broadway, from the National Black Storytelling Festival to the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesboro.

This Event is free to schools in Camden, NJ.

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February 13th at 10AM at the Gordon Theater

New Jersey Poetry Out Loud

Poetry Out Loud (POL) is a national poetry recitation program for students in grades 9-12, or the age/grade equivalent.

National Poetry Out Loud is a partnership of the National Endowment for the Arts, The Poetry Foundation, and the state arts agencies of the United States.

In New Jersey, POL is a project of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts in collaboration with Count Basie Center for the Arts.

Join us for a moving event full of passionate presentations from students all around the region. 

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