Cyril Reade

Director of Camden Center for the Arts
Associate Professor of Art History
Ph.D. University of Rochester
(856) 225-6242
Fine Arts Building, Rm. 250


Cyril Reade is Associate Professor of Art History in the Department of Fine Arts at Rutgers—Camden and Director of the Rutgers—Camden Center for the Arts. He joined Rutgers University—Camden in September 2011, having previously taught at the Rochester Institute of Technology, the University of Western Ontario, London ON, Concordia University, Montreal, and Université Laval, Québec. He has published Mendelsohn to Mendelssohn: Visual Case Studies of Jewish Life in Berlin (Peter Lang, 2007) and co-edited Porous Boundaries: Art and Essays in honor of Janet Wolff with David Peters Corbett (Manchester University Press, 2015). He is currently working on the memoirs and photographs of Donald Lokuta, the American sculptor George Segal’s collaborator, photographer and friend from 1984 – 2000.

He has written about the work of Jean Lantier, Holly King, Jocelyn Gasse, Jocelyn Alloucherie, Wynn Gelense, David Merritt, Sylvia Ptak, Betty Goodwin, Angela Grauerholz, Martha Townsend, Irene Whittome, John Greyson, Allen Topolski, Cheryl Sourkes, and William Kentridge.  He curated the work of Elizabeth Cohen, Emile Deveraux, Scott McCarney, Cheryl Sourkes Rita Bakacs, Susan Lakin, Ross Racine, and Allen Topolski before joining the Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts. He has curated or co-curated the work of Bruce Garrity, Ken Hohing, Michael Bartmann, Shuli Sadé, Tim Portlock, Eric Porter, George Segal, Scott Pelnat, Allen Topolski, and Mickey McGrath for the Stedman Gallery. He has paid particular attention to representing the City of Camden, co-curating or programming Visions of Camden (2013), Camden Collects (2014), Sounds of Camden (2014), Look Again: The Young People of Camden (2016), and Picturing Camden (2017). He is working on Portraits of Camden.