On View and Upcoming

State of the Art

State of the Art/Art of the State

On view October 8, 2017 - July 12, 2018

Focusing on contemporary art by artists currently living in, or native to, the state of North Carolina. Artists brought a single work of art to be installed in the museum, delivering the work within a single 24‐hour period from September 30 to October 1. During this timeframe, four curators from North Carolina institutions were present to greet each artist and talk about their work. The design of this project provided participating artists equal opportunity to meet a significant curator working in the field of contemporary art today.

[click for online gallery guide with artist videos]

Elaine D. Gustafson, Curator of Collections at the Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Peter Nisbet, Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs at the Ackland Art Museum, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Roger Manley, Director, Gregg Museum of Art & Design, North Carolina State University
Marshall N. Price, Nancy Hanks Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University
Jonathan Stuhlman, Senior Curator of American, Modern, and Contemporary Art at the Mint Museum, Charlotte

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North Carolina Arts Council Artist Fellowship 2017 Award Exhibition

On view March 3, 2018 - August 5, 2018

Celebrating the state’s contemporary artists, the North Carolina Arts Council Fellowship 2017 Award Exhibition features work by seventeen artists from across North Carolina. Since the inception of the fellowship program in 1980, the Arts Council, now in service to NC for over 50 years, has given over 600 cash awards to North Carolina artists. This powerful and essential gesture gives both voice and encouragement to artists tasked with exploring the world and helping define our place in it.

Jason Adams, Visual Artist, Winston-Salem
Robin M. Gee, Choreographer, Greensboro
Andrew Hayes, Craft, Asheville
Harriet Hoover, Visual Artist, Raleigh
John Huneycutt, Visual Artist, Oakboro
John W. Love, Jr., Visual Artist, Charlotte
Jackson Odell Martin, Visual Artist, Asheville
Jayden Moore, Craft, Penland (Richmond, Va)
Sheryl Oring, Visual Artist, Greensboro
Katina Parker, Film/Video, Durham
Thomas Schmidt, Craft, Charlotte
Shannon Lee Silva, Film/Video, Wilmington
Helen Simoneau, Choreographer, Winston-Salem
Lien Truong, Visual Artist, Chapel Hill
Andrea Vail, Visual Artist, Charlotte
Jina Valentine, Visual Artist, Durham (Chicago, IL)
Stephanie J. Woods, Visual Artist, Charlotte (Richmond, VA)


Upcoming: A Time When Art Is Everywhere

Opening August 25, 2018

Artist collective and interdisciplinary group teamLab creates digital artworks that bridge art, science, technology, design and the natural world. teamLab comprises programmers, engineers, CG animators, mathematicians, artists and architects who design immersive interpretations deeply rooted in Japanese art, aesthetic and history. Investigating what they term ultra-subjective (non-hierarchical) space and co-creation (among other objectives) teamLab proves their belief that the digital domain can expand art.

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.