CAMDEN, NJ.- The RutgersCamden Center for the Arts
presents an engaging exhibition of artworks and objects collected by individuals living or working in the City of Camden.
The exhibition, Camden Collects, is being held from July 7 to Sept. 18 in the Stedman Gallery on the RutgersCamden campus.
I've met many people who live or work in Camden who are avid collectors individuals who have developed an informed eye or a particular taste for a certain kind of image or object, says Cyril Reade, director of the RutgersCamden Center for the Arts. The Stedman Gallery's summer exhibition slot is an excellent time to present these collections to the public, when we encourage other visions to be presented in the gallery.
Collectors include the Honorable Dana L. Redd, mayor of the City of Camden and a graduate of the Rutgers School of BusinessCamden; Bert Hubbard, a longtime continuing education student at RutgersCamden, and his partner, Christopher Deane; comix fan Robert Emmons, associate director of the Digital Studies Center at RutgersCamden; and Cal Maradonna, director of the Learning Abroad program at RutgersCamden.
The exhibition also highlights recent additions to Rutgers UniversityCamden collections by donors John Charles Miller, a 1959 graduate of RutgersCamden, and his husband, Robert Bixler; as well as artwork by Olga Moore, a late RutgersCamden professor of art, from collections by Joseph Schiavo, associate dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at RutgersCamden, and Roberta Tarbell, professor emerita of art history. In addition, the exhibit features recently reframed sketches by renowned court artist Richard Tomlinson, presented with accompanying court transcripts.
The Stedman Gallery only looks for coherence in this collecting passion, asking What is the collector's focus? explains Reade. The public will gain insight to the collector's tastes, but we also expect that these collections will reflect the collector's view of her or his community.
The Stedman Gallery is located in the Fine Arts Complex on Third Street, between Cooper Street and the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, on the RutgersCamden campus. For directions to RutgersCamden.