Warden's House Gallery

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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.


Features

  • Adopt-A-Campbell Program
  • Art Exhibitions
  • Hugh H. Campbell Collection
  • Emerging Artist Exhibits

UPCOMING EXHIBITS

JUNE 20 - JULY 21 – GARDEN STATE PLEIN AIR PAINTINGS: ROBERT LIPARTITO

This exhibition is made up of plein air landscapes painted in oils, gouache, and mixed media over the last twelve years throughout South Jersey.  Included are sites in Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem Counties.

JULY 25 - SEPEMBER 1- EMERGING ARTIST: THE ART OF BOB BACZENAS

Bob is a member of the American Society of Marine Artists and the Willingboro Art Alliance. He has been painting in watercolor, oils and acrylics for many years, however, he recently took up painting again since he retired five years ago. Bob focuses on landscapes and seascapes, especially old ships and old barns and buildings. His most recent study has been in the medium of water-based oils on canvas and wood.



Seasonal Exhibit: Hugh Campbell

(1905 - 1997)
Exhibit is ongoing and can be viewed upstairs of the Warden's House Gallery.

  • Self-taught impressionistic landscape artist
  • His paintings and drawings chronicle the history of Mount Holly during the mid-20th century.
  • Prolific painter. Burlington County owns over 400 of his paintings. Many others are privately owned.
  • Author of the book entitled, “Knock Vigorously To Be Heard”
  • Lived most of his life in a shack on Kate’s Tract in Mount Holly
  • There are many long-time Mount Holly residents who remember Hugh Campbell walking through the streets of town with his art supplies in-tow, so he would always be ready when he felt inspired to paint.
  • Meditation and yoga played an integral role in Hugh Campbell’s daily lifestyle.

Preview the Hugh Campbell Exhibit

HC exhibit vid

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.