On View and Upcoming


From the Fire


March 11 - August 27, 2017


In 1962, renowned glass artist Harvey Littleton (American, 1922-2013) demonstrated the potential of studio created glass and artists have continued to push the material in new directions. From the Fire celebrates the 55th anniversary of the studio glass movement, the influence of Littleton and the current innovative processes in contemporary glass.



The exhibition includes loans from the Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC; Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA; Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY; the collection of Lisa and Dudley Anderson and from artists Rick Beck; Shannon Brunskill; John Littleton and Kate Vogel; Kenny Pieper and Pablo Soto.



Sponsored in part by Corning and the Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass



Beyond the Horizon


Beyond the Horizon

February 4 - July 9, 2017


Our relationship to the land has inspired artists for centuries. Contemporary artists continue to investigate place and create artwork that explores human connections to our changing world. Employing various mediums, these artists examine, challenge, and redefine the concept of landscape.



Beyond the horizon, beyond the scope of our current understanding or range of perception, lies what we are unable to foresee or anticipate. Exploring our evolving perceptions of the natural world, Teresita FernŠndez, Maya Lin, Jason Mitcham, and Colby Parsons unearth our understanding of and our effect on the landscape.



Sponsored in part by the Landfall Foundation and the City of Wilmington




Landscapes from the Collection

March 11 - July 9, 2017


Our relationship to the land has inspired artists for centuries. Contemporary artists continue to investigate place and create artwork that explores human connections to our changing world. The artists in Beyond the Horizon employ various mediums to examine, challenge, and redefine the concept of landscape. Ranging from 1855 to 2002 the fourteen artworks from CAMís permanent collection in Landscapes from the Collection illustrate the varied styles and lasting influence of nature within the fabric of our shared cultural landscape.




While You're Here..


  • Stroll through the ART PARK with sculptures by Charlie Brouwer, Clyde Jones, Vollis Simpson, Mel Chin and Dixon Stetler located throughout.


  • Take an up close look at Cameron Art Museum's newest arrival, a whirly-gig by Vollis Simpson.


  • Visit the CIVIL WAR ENTRENCHMENT on the Civil War grounds. A NC Civil War Trails historical marker identifies the location of the "Forks Road Engagement" the site of the Confederate Army's hold off of the Union troop's advance on Wilmington from Fort Fisher for 3 days starting on February 20, 1865.


  • Enjoy a stroll along the pond and through the NATURE TRAILS located on the 9.3 acres of the museum campus. The trail winds its way from the museum front door north to our historic woodlands. On the trail you will observe native plant and animal life. Also walk along the FRUIT GROVE newly planted in 2011 in honor of Paul W. Phillips, CAM's Senior Security Guard. The orchard contains white and black muscadine grapes, peach, pear, fig, apple, plum and blueberry plantings.


  • Walk FEDERAL POINT ROAD SECTION one of the few remaining sections of the primary thoroughfare between Wilmington and Fort Fisher in the 1860s.


  • PICNIC AREAS located throughout Pyramid Park. Ride your bike over to the museum and grab lunch at CAM Cafe to enjoy at the picnic tables.


  • Browse the AREA GUIDE for restaurants, hotels, and other attractions in the area.