The “Visions of Camden” exhibit scheduled to open Thursday at Rutgers-Camden will feature various artwork and artifacts of Camden’s past.
My colleague, Kevin Riordan, wrote earlier this week about some of the artists who will be featured such as artist, author, and Catholic brother Michael O'Neill McGrath.
The exhibition at the Stedman Gallery on the Rutgers-Camden campus is free of charge and open to the public. The display, which includes glass slides, photographs, and prints of various moments throughout Camden’s history, will run from Jan. 17 through March 1.
Artifacts discovered during the construction of the new Rutgers-Camden student residence facility at 330 Cooper St. will also be on display.
As I mentioned in a recent article, Cooper Street has significantly changed from what it was in its heyday. It has gone from an affluent residential area at the turn of the to a commercial street with two large hotels to the current educational corridor. (Read my story HERE.)
"This Stedman Gallery exhibition offers - and invites - insights into Camden's past, its present, and its prospects," Cyril Reade, director of the Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts, said in a statement.
The Stedman Gallery is located in the Fine Arts Complex on Third Street, between Cooper Street and the Benjamin Franklin Bridge on the Rutgers-Camden campus.
For more information about the Stedman Gallery and the Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts, visit rcca.camden.rutgers.edu.