Featured Programs and Events

Illustrated Lecture

Self -Taught Artists of the South

Thursday, September 19, 6:30 PM
CAM Members: $12.00, Non-Members: 17.00 and Students with valid ID: $8.00

Every town seems to have at least one—someone who has covered his house with hubcaps or flattened-out beer cans, or hung hundreds of dolls and plush toys in the trees; a man who has glued spoons or mirrors all over his car or the woman who went over the top with the Christmas lights and then left the holiday decorations up. These are the kind of places you go when friends from elsewhere come for a visit and you want to amaze them with something unique and really local.

Starting in 1970 when he was just 18, Roger Manley, currently director of NC State's Gregg Museum of Art & Design, began visiting hundreds of people like this—some call them visionaries or outsiders; he calls them self-taught artists—and he will talk about his accidental odyssey and the startling discoveries it led to. The author of books that include Weird Carolinas, Signs and Wonders, and The End is Near!, Manley will lead the audience on a series of strange encounters with folks who are offbeat, unusual, or downright wonderful.

Purchase seats on CAM’s online above, by phone and at CAM’s Visitor Services desk.

CAM Café Music

Perry Smith, guitar

Thursday, September 19, 6-8 PM

Enjoy music by Perry Smith while you dine at CAM Café. Perry is a multi-instrumentalist specializing in guitar and plays hand percussion, oud, mandolin, Native American flute, key boards and vocals. He plays regularly with Cosmic Groove Lizards, Axiom, Zion, Sea Pans and Narayani. Perry accompanies dance classes at UNCW, facilitates drumming programs for special populations, and teaches lessons from his studio at the Art Works.
CAM Café serves Thursday dinner and offers half-priced bottles of wine from 5-9 PM. Reservations are always suggested and appreciated 910-777-2363.

Behind the Scenes Gallery Talk

Friday, September 20, 11 AM
CAM Members: Free, Non-Members: Museum Admission

Join us for a gallery talk with CAM’s Chief Curator, Holly Tripman Fitzgerald, and gain a behind-the-scenes perspective on Minnie, Clyde, Annie, Vollis before the exhibition closes on September 22.

Sterling Elliot, Cello

Friday, September 20, 11:00 AM
Free and open to the public

Give yourself a lunch time treat at CAM, come for a preview performance, followed by Q&A, by cellist Sterling Elliott, the 2019 Sphinx Competition Finals 1st Place Winner of the Senior Division, with Steven Errante accompanying. Elliott, 19, has been playing the cello for 16 years and currently attends the Julliard School in New York. He will be in residency in Wilmington September 16 – 22, 2019, and will be performing Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations with the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, Sept. 21 at 7:30 PM at the Wilson Center.


Works in Progress Showcase

Sunday, September 22, 2-3 PM
Free and open to the public

The Dance Cooperative, in association with CAM, provides informal showings to offer working choreographers a place to present works in progress to be reviewed and critiqued in a nurturing environment. The public is invited to witness the creative process, provide feedback and help the creator grow the works to realize their concepts to the fullest potential. Those interested in presenting work e-mail dancecooperative@gmail.com no later than the Monday preceding each showcase.

Volunteer Open House

Wednesday, September 25, 2:30 PM

Fall is time for sweaters, walking through the leaves and attending CAM’s Volunteer Open House! Consider structuring your schedule with a new commitment as one of CAM’s volunteers, who provide an essential role in serving our visitors and realizing our mission to the community. Sample some seasonal beverages and nibbles and learn more about CAM’s volunteer history and how you can participate. For more information contact: John Sikorski jsikorski@cameronartmuseum.org, or Nan Pope npope@cameronartmuseum.org 910-395-5999 x 1013.

Filmmaker Series

‘Get Low’ with Lisa Mae and Craig Fincannon, Motion Picture and Television Casting

Thursday, September 26, 6:30 PM
CAM Members and Students with Valid College ID: Free (Preregistration suggested, limited seating), Non-Members: $5.00

Each film in the CAM Filmmaker Series is presented by one of Wilmington's own resident filmmakers and followed with a Q&A session. Fincannon and Associates was started in 1979 and has now worked on over 125 feature films, more than 200 episodics, 125 movies of the week, 6 Mini-series, and hundreds of commercials, they have won three Primetime Emmy Awards.

Get Low stars Robert Duvall, Bill Murray and Sissy Spacek in a movie of equal parts folk tale, fable and real-life legend about the mysterious, 1930s Tennessee hermit who famously threw his own rollicking funeral party... while he was still alive. To preregister and purchase seats visit online link above, or phone and by the CAM’s Visitor Services desk.


Every Wednesday at 1:30 PM
Every Sunday at 1:30 PM
CAM Members: Free, Museum Admission all others
Explore, discover and discuss the art work currently on view with these docent-led tours.

FAMILIES: Art Explorer Thursdays

Every Thursday 10AM - 12PM
Suggested Donation: $5.00 per family
Come bring your little ones to CAM for story reading and art making! Enjoy open studio time with your family – read stories, create art with a variety of supplies, and have fun with friends! No pre-registration necessary. Parental Supervision Required at all times.

Upcoming Programs

CAM Café: Perry Smith, guitarist

Thursday, 9/19/2019

"Accidental Odyssey..." Roger Manley

Thursday, 9/19/2019

PERFORMANCE: Sterling Elliot, Cello

Friday, 9/20/2019

Dance Works-in-Progress Showcase

Sunday, 9/22/2019

Volunteer Open House

Wednesday, 9/25/2019

CAM Café MUSIC: Roger Davis, guitar

Thursday, 9/26/2019