Warden's House Gallery
Completed in 1888, this house served as the warden’s living quarters after the prison became too full. It is now an art gallery that houses everything from fine and historic art to emerging and well-known artists alike.
- Adopt-A-Campbell Program
- Art Exhibitions
- Hugh H. Campbell Collection
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JANUARY 23 – MARCH 29 – THE ART OF BILL SCHNUG
Bill began making paper collages in his late teens. They are made from pictures and photographs found in various magazines, calendars and books. He arranges them to form another picture that flows into the next and never knows what the outcome will be. This simplistic approach has led him to make many complex pieces over the years and all are diverse. Bill enjoys piecing them together and the time and concentration involved.
APRIL 2 – MAY 24 – ROBERT CUFF
Robert has been interested in the way strong light defines spaces by producing dramatic shadows and highlights can also help to create atmospheres. He has been experimenting with that idea using street musicians he sees in center city Philadelphia and people in outdoor restaurants. The strong light helps to influence the narrative behind the figures. The subjects are representational – ranging from landscapes — which are both studio and plein aire — to figurative studies of people within environments in the city of Philadelphia. The landscapes are views from where he lives, which is along the Delaware River in Southern New Jersey. He feels fortunate because out back of his house are views of the river that range from saturated sunsets of brilliant color to misty, foggy, nearly monochromatic grays of a spring afternoon, creating a wide range of outdoor atmospheres.
Robert’s paintings are small to mid-sized oil paintings. The paintings are executed on canvas, linen, and museum board using brushes and palette knives.
MAY 28 - JULY 19 - THE ART OF JOHNNY BUSS
Jonny Buss, a craftsman, artist and employee of Burlington County Parks, creates abstract compositions through the use of visual digital data corruption, photocopy wheat paste and acrylic stenciling techniques. The aesthetic of his artwork is a commentary about the relationship between data, technology and contemporary society. Abstract Sound installations will accompany the visual art through the duration of the exhibit.
Seasonal Exhibit: Hugh Campbell
History of the Warden's House
- Originally the warden’s living quarters were within the prison walls, but by the late 1800s the prison population had grown to a point where it was necessary to provide separate housing for the warden and his family.
- The warden’s house was completed in 1888.
- The warden had immediate access to the prison via a walkway (or bridge) between the two buildings on the second floor. The walkway can be seen during a Prison Museum tour.
- Restoration of the Warden’s House was completed in 2011 and is now the permanent home of the Hugh Campbell Collection.