Department of Fine Arts Newsletter

Summer 2017
Volume 6 Issue 5

Share Some Good Fortune with New Stedman Art Exhibit


Beat the heat this summer and take a stroll through the Stedman Gallery’s new exhibition: Sharing Good Fortune II.

Sharing Good Fortune II celebrates the spirit of generosity that has fueled the contribution of many fine works to the Rutgers–Camden Collection of Art.  This exhibition presents a selection of artworks by internationally renowned artists as well as under-represented and unknown artists. The Rutgers–Camden Collection of Art now includes over 500 works of art by such artists as Jennifer Bartlett, Salvador Dali, Helen Frankenthaler, Leon Golub, Yvonne Jacquette, Marisol, Robert Rauschenberg, Larry Rivers, and Victor Vasarely, among others.  The collection has several areas of concentration including (but not limited to), works on/of paper by contemporary artists, works by artists living and/or working in southern New Jersey, and works purchased in the form of purchase prizes from the annual Rutgers–Camden Senior Thesis exhibition.

Henri-Joseph Harpignes, Landscape, c. 1897, pencil

Sharing Good Fortune II highlights works donated to the Collection in recent years. The bodies of work highlighted here were donated by Fran and Ellen Zinni, the George and Helen Segal Foundation, the estate of Olga B. Moore, Rutgers–Camden Professor emeritus, and the estate of Eddy W. Dow, Rutgers–Camden Professor emeritus.

The exhibition is on display through August 11th.

Gallery Hours:
Monday-Friday 10am-4pm

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Shakespeare Returns to South Jersey Park

Following a successful debut run of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream in early June, The Ignoble Shakespeare Company is gearing up for its next production, a run of  the classic comedy, As You Like It.

Founded and run by Rutgers–Camden theater student Alex Scheinberg, The Ignoble Shakespeare Company seeks to make Shakespeare’s work accessible to modern audiences of all kinds with free, outdoor performances.

Their production of As You Like It  features a cast of Rutgers–Camden students/alumni, and other theater artists from the Philadelphia area.

Performances will be held on September 1st, 2nd, and 3rd at Barclay Farmstead in Cherry Hill, NJ. Admission, as always, is free!

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Mark Your Calendars!

Summer Session 3 Begins –  Monday, July 24th
Fall Classes Begin: Tuesday, September 5th
Add/Drop Period Ends Tuesday, September 12th


Social Media Sites Seek Therapy in RU-C Student’s Show in NJ Fringe


In a world dominated by technology and social media, connecting with others has become much  more multi-faceted.

Social Therapy, a new play by Rutgers–Camden theater & music major Kelsey Brown seeks to explore this new phenomenon by bringing all our favorite social media sites to life!  Social Therapy is a witty one-act that features references to pop culture, humorous physical antics, and personified social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram participating in a group therapy session. But it also raises a deeper, philosophical question: How do we connect with others in this new digital age? 

The show will be performed as part of the New Jersey Fringe Festival, presented by the Eagle Theater at The mART in Hammonton, NJ.

Friday, August 4th at 7pm and 10:30pm
Saturday, August 5th at 12:30pm, 4:30pm, and 9:30pm
Sunday, August 6th at 3pm

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Zany Comedy, Adult Muppets, and More
in Store for Rutgers-Camden Theater’s New Season


Rutgers–Camden Theater is gearing up for their 2017-2018 Season with a selection of shows that is sure to delight!

Before Hello, Dolly! there was Thornton Wilder’s The Matchmaker! Heralded as “Loud, slap dash and uproarious…extraordinarily original and funny” by the New York Times, Wilder’s timeless farce is full of witty humor and physical comedy, and will have audiences laughing the whole night long! Prof. Paul Bernstein directs the classic comedy, which runs November 1st-5th, 2017.

In December, our talented students take to the stage once more for the ever-popular Student Directed One-Act Play Festival. All shows are directed, acted, produced, and designed by Rutgers–Camden students, and some are even student-written. Performances run December 7th-10th, 2017.

A winter warmer, the next show is not! Gina Gionfriddo’s Pulitzer Prize nominated Becky Shaw combines the suspense of a psychological thriller with the wit and humor of a romantic comedy. Audiences will chuckle at the romantic errors, but will be kept on the edge of their seat as they try to guess what will happen next! Directed by Prof. Damon Bonetti, performances run February 14th-18th, 2018.

You’ve never seen puppets quite like this! Concluding the season will  the 2004 Tony Award winner for Best Musical, Best Score, and Best Book, Avenue Q. Part flesh, part felt, but all heart, Avenue Q tells the story of recent college grad, Princeton, as he begins life in New York City. Full of favorite songs such as “The Internet is for Porn,” and “Everyone’s a  Little Bit Racist,” this show will have  you howling with laughter! Performances run April 11th-15th, 2018.