Summer at Rutgers–Camden means storytelling, author readings, musical performances, and more.

From preschool to adults, there is something happening for everyone on campus.

Arts and Events summer 2014 programming is free and open to the public. Reservations may be required for some events.

Afternoon Readings and Conversations with Writers

29th Annual Rutgers–Camden Summer Writers’ Conference 

Acclaimed authors of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry will read from their works each afternoon during the Rutgers–Camden Summer Writers’ Conference.

Featured writers have been recognized with national and international awards. Some of the nation’s most talented contemporary writers will lead this week-long series of workshops, lectures, and meetings. Learn more about the Writers’ Conference authors

The reading series is open to the public and free.

Located in the Stedman Art Gallery, Fine Arts Building. Map and directions

All readings start at 1 p.m.

  • Tuesday, June 24: Kathleen Graber and Timothy Schaffert
  • Wednesday, June 25: Rigoberto González and Marco Roth
  • Thursday, June 26: Michael Dickman and Ru Freeman
  • Friday, June 27: Sam Apple and J.T. Barbarese
  • Monday, June 30: Owen King and Pat Rosal
  • Tuesday, July 1: Robin Black and Peter Trachtenberg
  • Wednesday, July 2: Students from the program

Noontime Music: Mallery Concert Series

Rutgers–Camden offers free concerts through the year that are open to the public. This summer, take a midday break and listen to inspiring live music offered by the Mallery Concert Series. Admission is free.

Directed by Dr. Joseph Schiavo, assistant professor of music and associate dean for undergraduate education.

Located in the Mallery Music Room, Fine Arts Building, second floor. Map and directions.  

All concerts begin at noon. 

  • Tuesday, June 17: Atlantic City Jazz Band
  • Tuesday, June 24: Molly-Vivian Huang, piano
  • Tuesday, July 8: Trautenberg Memorial Concert; Andrew Willis, piano
  • Tuesday, July 15: Bice Horszowski, piano

Presented by the Department of Fine Arts and the Summer Session Office

Summer Arts @ Rutgers–Camden center for the arts: Stage Adventures

Presented by the Rutgers–Camden Center for the Arts.

The Stage Adventures series of performances provides a refreshing blend of live music, dance, puppetry, and magic for your children or summer camp group. Join us for some free family fun this summer!

Located at the Gordon Theater in the Fine Arts Building. Map and directions.

Performances begin at 10 a.m.

  • Thursday, July 10: Universal African Dance and Drum Ensemble
  • Thursday, July 17: Josh Robinson and the Rhythm Poets
  • Thursday, July 24: Aesop’s Fables by Jim West Puppets
  • Thursday, July 31: Magic by Ed!

There is no cost associated with this programming, but reservations are required and are filled on a first-response, first-served basis. Call Miranda Powell at 856-225-6202 (Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) or Programs are subject to change. Call for further information.

These programs are supported in part by the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation; the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment of the Arts; the Rutgers–Camden Arts and Sciences Office of the Dean; and individual contributors.

ART ON CAMPUS: Stedman Gallery 

Camden Collects: July 7 through September 18

Gallery Hours: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Located in the Fine Arts Building. Map and directions

The Stedman Gallery presents an engaging exhibition of artworks and objects collected by individuals living and/or working in the city of Camden. The collectors include Camden City Mayor Dana L. Redd, Rutgers University–Camden student and retired teacher Bert Hubbard and his partner Chris Deane, Rutgers University–Camden Professor of Film Studies and comix fan Robert Emmons, and Cal Maradonna, director of Rutgers–Camden Studies Abroad program.

Also highlighted will be recent additions to Rutgers University–Camden collections by donors John Charles Miller, a 1959 graduate of Rutgers–Camden, and Robert Bixler, drawings of Olga Moore by Professor of Music Joseph Schiavo, and Professor Emerita of Art History Roberta K Tarbell, as well as recently reframed sketches by renowned court artist Richard Tomlinson presented with accompanying court transcripts.

The Stedman Gallery houses a collection of 470-plus artworks by 20th and 21st century artists with a focus on works of art on/of paper by American artists. The works displayed through campus includes that have been acquired through donations and acquisitions, and are newly framed. 

This exhibition is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts and Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

Open House and Information Sessions

Interested in attending Rutgers–Camden? All you need to know about academics, campus life and more can be found at our get-to-know-us events.

See a full schedule of upcoming open house dates.