Arts & Culture Calendar

February 2019

Friday, February 1 -
12:15 pm to 1:45 pm
Armitage Hall, Faculty Lounge

The Center for Urban Research and Education (CURE) monthly seminar series provides the Rutgers–Camden community with opportunities to hear about interesting, cutting-edge research and initiatives by scholars, community activists, and others engaged in urban research and/or urban change.

Monday, February 4 -
11:20 am to 12:20 pm
Fine Arts Building, Room 109

Renowned artists Skype in from other parts of the globe to share their work and answer questions from the audience. Learn more

Monday, February 4 - 11:20 am
Campus Center, Multi-Purpose Room

Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, Rutgers–Camden students, alumni, and community members are invited to "Speak Up." Participants will share poetry, music, readings, or personal stories and reflections on racial justice in education. To get involved, contact Kate Cairns. Part of the Rutgers–Camden Black History Month celebration. 

Monday, February 4 - 6:00 pm
Campus Center, Multi-Purpose Room

Prentiss Dantzler, an assistant professor of sociology at Colorado College who earned a doctorate in public affairs from Rutgers–Camden, will deliver the talk "Reflections on 400 Years of African-Descended People in the New World." Part of the Rutgers–Camden Black History Month celebration. 

Thursday, February 7 - 4:00 pm
Rutgers Law School

Neal Devins, the Sandra Day O'Connor professor of law and director of the Institute of Bill of Rights Law at William & Mary Law School, will present a talk titled "State Constitutionalism Under Trump." For more information, contact rfw@camden.rutgers.edu

Saturday, February 9 -
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Campus Center, Student Works Gallery

Celebrate the artists and artwork of this special exhibition featuring the curated works of statewide high school students. The exhibition runs Feb. 3-9. Learn more about the Student Works Gallery. 

Wednesday, February 13 - 11:20 am
Mallery Room, Fine Arts Building, second floor

Featuring Candace Chien, piano, and Nicholas Pappone, violin. Take a midday break and listen to live music performed by visiting professional artists. Free parking is available between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on concert days only. See more information about parking for the Mallery Concert Series.

Wednesday, February 13 - 4:00 pm
Campus Center, Multi-Purpose Room

Joe Gangemi is a novelist and a film and television writer/producer. Among his films are Stonehearst Asylum, starring Kate Beckinsale, Michael Caine, and Ben Kingsley; Go With Me, starring Anthony Hopkins; and Wind Chill, starring Emily Blunt. He co-created and executive produced the Amazon Studios original comedy Red Oaks, starring Paul Reiser, Jennifer Grey, and Richard Kind, which ran for three seasons. Register to attend.

Wednesday, February 13 - 7:30 pm
Walter K. Gordon Theater

Inspired by Lorraine Hansberry's classic play A Raisin in the Sun, this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play examines issues of race, class, and gentrification. Purchase tickets.

Thursday, February 14 -
12:45 pm to 1:45 pm
Nursing and Science Building, Auditorium 101

The Power to Heal is an hour-long documentary about Medicare and the civil rights movement. Special guests Barbara Berney, the film's producer, and David Barton Smith, the film's historian, will attend the screening. The film screening is free and open to the public. Part of the Rutgers–Camden Black History Month celebration. 

Thursday, February 14 - 5:30 pm
Campus Center, Multi-Purpose Room

Mindy Thompson Fullilove, a clinical psychiatrist and professor of urban policy and health at the New School in New York, will deliver a lecture titled "Tipping Points: Neighborhood Restoration or Devastation." Her books include Root Shock: How Tearing up City Neighborhoods Hurts America and What We Can Do About It and Urban Alchemy: Restoring Joy in America's Sorted-Out Cities. Sponsored by the Department of Public Policy and Administration.

Thursday, February 14 - 7:30 pm
Walter K. Gordon Theater

Inspired by Lorraine Hansberry's classic play A Raisin in the Sun, this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play examines issues of race, class, and gentrification. Purchase tickets.

Friday, February 15 - 10:00 am
Walter K. Gordon Theater

Inspired by Lorraine Hansberry's classic play A Raisin in the Sun, this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play examines issues of race, class, and gentrification. Tickets: Contact Brandon Borrelli.

Friday, February 15 - 7:30 pm
Walter K. Gordon Theater

Inspired by Lorraine Hansberry's classic play A Raisin in the Sun, this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play examines issues of race, class, and gentrification. Purchase tickets.

Saturday, February 16 - 7:30 pm
Walter K. Gordon Theater

Inspired by Lorraine Hansberry's classic play A Raisin in the Sun, this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play examines issues of race, class, and gentrification. Purchase tickets.

Sunday, February 17 - 2:00 pm
Walter K. Gordon Theater

Inspired by Lorraine Hansberry's classic play A Raisin in the Sun, this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play examines issues of race, class, and gentrification. Purchase tickets.

Monday, February 18 - 11:20 am
Fine Arts Building, Black Box Studio

Guest violin duo Miolina (Mioi Takeda and Lynn Bechtold) will perform "Uni Sono, One Sound | Two Violins." Admission is free and open to the public. Learn more

Wednesday, February 20 - 11:20 am
Mallery Room, Fine Arts Building, second floor

Featuring Richard Alston, piano. Take a midday break and listen to live music performed by visiting professional artists. Free parking is available between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on concert days only. See more information about parking for the Mallery Concert Series.

Wednesday, February 20 -
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Writers House, 305 Cooper Street

Are you your family's resident genealogist? Volunteer custodian of church records? Neighborhood historian? If you have an interest in maintaining and preserving history that doesn't often show up in official historical narratives, join us for this special community archives workshop. Participants will learn to use archivists' tools to approach their personal and community histories. Led by Whitney Lopez, project archivist for the Audience Embedded project at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

Wednesday, February 20 -
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Writers House, 305 Cooper Street

As part of the Letters Home project, the national nonprofit Warrior Writers is facilitating a series of free writing workshops for veterans in 2018-19. An experienced facilitator will guide participants through a series of generative writing prompts that engage veterans' experiences. All veterans are invited to sign up, whether or not they are affiliated with Rutgers. RSVP to attend.

Wednesday, February 20 - 6:00 pm
Campus Center, Multi-Purpose Room

The Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter will talk about her life and work. Part of the Rutgers–Camden Black History Month celebration.

Tuesday, February 26 -
8:00 am to 9:45 am
Crowne Plaza Hotel, 2349 West Marlton Pike, Cherry Hill

Area business leaders will assess the southern New Jersey economy. Presented by the Chamber of Commerce of Southern New Jersey and Flaster Greenberg. For more information, contact Michael Sepanic at msepanic@camden.rutgers.edu or 856-225-6026. 

Tuesday, February 26 - 12:45 pm
Fine Arts Building, Room 110

Nationally and internationally acclaimed visual artists present lectures about their work and perspectives on contemporary art. The spring 2019 theme is "Young and Active." Learn more

Wednesday, February 27 - 11:20 am
Mallery Room, Fine Arts Building, second floor

Featuring Sandra Carlock, piano, and Guillaume Combet, violin. Take a midday break and listen to live music performed by visiting professional artists. Free parking is available between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on concert days only. See more information about parking for the Mallery Concert Series.

Thursday, February 28 -
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Stedman Gallery

Local and regional teachers are invited to an interactive museum tour of the exhibition Camden: Past, Present, and Future and a hands-on workshop, as well as a brief talk by the curator. Learn about the artwork, discuss topics with colleagues, and schedule your class for the RCCA Museum Education Program. For more information, contact Miranda Powell at 856-225-6202 or miranda.powell@rutgers.edu.

Thursday, February 28 - 7:30 pm
Walter K. Gordon Theater

Celebrate the conclusion of Black History Month with some of the greatest soul, funk, rock, and pop songs of the last 50 years. Learn more