This fall, the Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts will participate in The Big Read for the eighth year with Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine. The two-month celebration features a lecture series, art installation sites, storytelling programs, and more. A copy of Citizen: An American Lyric or an age-appropriate companion book will be given to each patron at each event. For a full listing of programs, visit rcca.camden.rutgers.edu. To start your own Citizen: An American Lyric book group, call Noreen Scott Garrity at (856) 225-6306.
Picturing Camden (2017) explores Camden's communities through new work by contemporary artists reimagining Camden. The Stedman Gallery of Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts is presenting an exhibition and residency program that examines these neighborhoods through the eyes of contemporary photographers and painters and through the community's engagement with an artist in residence. Residency project participants will include Camden residents, community groups and organizations.