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Silkroad Ensemble: Music Along the Silkroad

Tuesday, 3/26/2019
This engaging program gives participants an introduction to some of the instruments and stories from the historical Silk Road region and beyond. Silkroad Ensemble ( artists share musical traditions, stories, and performance to explore the common cultural roots that connect us to our neighbors and beyond. Five Silkroad artists are participating: Shawn Conley, bass and composer, Sandeep Das, tabla and composer, Haruka Fujii, percussion and composer, Joe Gramley, percussion and Cristina Pato, Galician bagpipes (gaita), piano and composer.

This program is suitable for all ages and families. Free and open to the public, preregistration is recommended, sign up on CAM’s website, by phone and CAM’s Visitor Services desk. Held in collaboration with UNCW Office of the Arts. Weyerhaeuser Reception Hall.


Thursday, 3/28/2019
MEMBERS PREVIEW DAY: "Minnie, Clyde, Annie & Vollis"

Current CAM Members, be the first to view our new exhibition "Minnie, Clyde, Annie & Vollis" (on view March 29 – Sept. 22, 2019) with this all-day sneak peek before it opens to the public! Current CAM Members Only: Free. Brown Wing. Not a member? Not a problem, join online, by phone and at the Visitor Services desk. CAM Café will be open continuously 11:00 am – 9:00 pm.

CAM Café: Perry Smith, guitarist

Thursday, 3/28/2019
Enjoy music by Perry Smith ( while you dine at CAM Café (910.777.2363). Perry is a multi-instrumentalist specializing in guitar and including hand percussion, oud, mandolin, Native American flute, key boards and vocals. Perry accompanies dance classes at UNCW, facilitates drumming programs for special populations, and teaches lessons from his studio at the Art Works. He plays regularly with Cosmic Groove Lizards, Axiom, Zion, Sea Pans and Narayani.

CAM Café is open for Thursday dinner 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm reservations are always suggested and appreciated; Thursdays enjoy half-price bottles of wine with your meal. For this special Members Preview Day the Cafe will remain open from 11:00 am through 9:00 pm.

NEW!! CAM Filmmaker Series

Thursday, 3/28/2019
Tom Priestly, ASC on "The Thomas Crown Affair" (1999, 113 min. Rated R)

CAM aims to recognize and give voice to our local filmmaking community and illuminate the 35-plus years of film heritage we have enjoyed in North Carolina. Each film will be presented by one of our own resident filmmakers and followed up with a Q&A session.

Our series kicks off with "The Thomas Crown Affair" centered around a clever art museum heist combined with an unlikely romance. Pierce Brosnan stars as a billionaire art thief in this remake of the 1968 film, co- starring Rene Russo, Denis Leary, and Faye Dunaway.

Wilmington’s own Tom Priestley, ASC, Director of Photography for the film, will be present to offer opening comments and will answer your questions at the end of the screening. Priestley is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, The Directors Guild of America, and the American Society of Cinematographers.

*Free Weyerhaeuser Reception Hall *sponsored by Screen Gems.

Crazy About CRAYONS! Mar. 31 - Apr. 7

Sunday, 3/31/2019
National Crayon Day is Sunday March 31st. To celebrate, the Museum Shop is giving away boxes of Crayola crayons with every purchase starting March 31 through Sunday April 7. And you'll also get a Minnie Evans coloring page. While you're here, explore our verdant world through works in crayons of Minnie Evans in CAM’s newest exhibition "Minnie, Clyde, Annie & Vollis".


Sunday, 3/31/2019
Explore, discover and discuss the art work currently on view with docent-led tours.
CAM Members: Free, Museum Admission all others.

GROUP SINGING: Wilmington Sacred Harp Singers

Sunday, 3/31/2019
Wilmington Sacred Harp Singers ( presents a traditional Sacred Harp Singing and invite you to join in the music and raise your voice in song! This dynamic form of a cappella social singing dates back to Colonial America, using a modern reprint of the 1844 songbook "The Sacred Harp". Sacred Harp and related shape-note styles are the oldest continuous singing traditions in the United States. Surviving as a living tradition in parts of the South, notably Georgia and Alabama, Sacred Harp music has been discovered by new generations of singers who have spread the heritage across North America and to Australia and Europe.

The music is loud, vigorous and intense. It is meant to be sung, not just observed. No previous experience is necessary. 1:30 pm: Instruction for beginners, 2:00 - 4 pm: Group Singing, all. Songbooks provided, beginners welcome! Learn more about Sacred Harp singing at

Free and open to the public. Weyerhaeuser Reception Hall.

JAZZ @ The CAM: Brian Miller--SOLD OUT!

Thursday, 4/4/2019
"We will be doing a nice blend of jazz standards, a couple originals and a bunch of feel good music.... I always say, I don't play technical music. I play feel good music and if you leave the show and don't feel good and uplifted then I've failed you as my listener... but if you give me chance I think I can get your ear and tug at your hearts swing strings..." - Brian Miller

Sought after by jazz, gospel, and R&B musicians alike, saxophonist Brian Miller ( is new to the Jazz @ The CAM series. For this concert Miller will perform originals, standards and more with Andrew Berinson on piano, Donovan Cheatum on drums and a bassist. An original member of the John Brown Quintet and both the John Brown Big Band and Little Big Band, Miller has performed with vocalists Eve Cornelious, Kim Burrell, Nnenna Freelon, Phil Perry, and most recently Dee Dee Bridgewater. Miller has shared the stage with Terrence Blanchard, Branford Marsalis, T.S. Monk Jr., Dr. Lonnie Smith, Vincent Gardner and saxophonist Frank Foster; performed at the Montreux and Vienne Jazz Festivals; for President Bill Clinton at the White House twice and recorded his original composition "Desmond Street" with the world-renowned North Carolina Central University Jazz Ensemble.

Purchase seats on CAM’s website, by phone, and at CAM’s Visitor Services desk. CAM/CFJS Members: $12.00, Non-members: $20.00, Students with valid college ID $10.00 (tax and fees not included). Weyerhaeuser Reception Hall. This the last of the 2018-19 season's eight-concert series presented by Cameron Art Museum and the Cape Fear Jazz Society.

Before and after the concert enjoy dinner and drinks at CAM Café (910.777.2363). Café reservations are always suggested and appreciated.


Sunday, 4/7/2019
Explore, discover and discuss the art work currently on view with docent-led tours.
CAM Members: Free, Museum Admission all others.

LITERARY: Philip Gerard "The Last Battleground "

Sunday, 4/7/2019
Join Philip Gerard for the launch of "The Last Battleground: The Civil War Comes to North Carolina". Philip will share insights into his research and writing process and read from the book. Then Dargan Frierson (bass and harmony) will join Philip as they perform Civil War songs. A book signing and reception will follow the program. Philip Gerard is a professor of creative writing at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. His previous books include "Down the Wild Cape Fear".

Free and open to the public. Weyerhaeuser Reception Hall.

"Philip Gerard is best known as an award-winning creative writer, but this book shows he is also an exceptional historian. With each vignette in The Last Battleground, Gerard opens portals to the past for North Carolina during the Civil War. A great read!" --Chris E. Fonvielle Jr., author of "The Wilmington Campaign: Last Rays of Departing Hope"

"Gerard's powerful narrative covers the Civil War in North Carolina in all its complexity, ranging from the coast to the Piedmont and Sandhills to the mountains. In the process, he introduces us to a vast panoply of characters and, by means of his vivid prose, makes both them and the events they participated in come to life."
--Mark L. Bradley, author of "This Astounding Close: The Road to Bennett Place"

Pro Musica Series: “Duo Sureño and Friends”

Thursday, 4/11/2019
Pro Musica Concert Series: “Duo Sureño and Friends” – Contemporary Classical

The Pro Musica Concert Series--in its eighth season--celebrating the works of living composers, will present a concert performed by “Duo Sureño and Friends”. Joining Nancy King, soprano and Robert Nathanson, guitar, will be violinist Livia Sellin and guitarist Helmut Jasbar both from Vienna, Austria.

The concert will include two world premieres, "Love Poem with a Knife", by William Neil and "Kaddish: Four Sephardic Songs" by Helmut Jasbar. William Neil’s works have mesmerized audiences at Pro Musica for the last two seasons. The text of "Love Poem with a Knife", written by the emerging and award-winning poet Kara Jackson, explores the essence of invisibility, the authentic elements of language, and divine womanhood.

Purchase seats on CAM’s website, by phone and at CAM’s Visitor Services desk. CAM Members and students: $12.00, Non-Members: $17.00, UNCW students with valid ID: Free. Held in collaboration with UNCW's Department of Music. Weyerhaeuser Reception Hall.