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.


The Warden’s House Gallery and all Burlington County Art Galleries are closed due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Features

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


JULY - DIGITAL SERIES: THE ART OF 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.  
Take a look at the virtual gallery of Robert Cuff.  Or take a walk through the gallery with the artist himself in the video below! 

Robert Cuff

SEPTEMBER – DIGITAL SERIES: THE ART OF JONNY BUSS

Jonny Buss is a handyman with the Burlington County Parks.  We were astonished when we learned about his art talent.  Johnny creates abstract compositions through the use of 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.

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RECENT EXHIBITS

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.

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

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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.


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Call for Artists

Interested artists should visit the Call For Artists Page for details!