Featured Programs and Events


Paolo André Gualdi

Thursday, December 5, 6:30 PM
CAM/CFJS Members: $17, Non-members: $25, Students with valid ID: $12

Where jazz meets classical is Paolo André Gualdi who says “I always like to joke about the fact that, as a musician, I always felt a little bit like ‘Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde’.” In the last three decades Gualdi has kept classical and jazz music as separate entities in his day-to-day activity as a performer. Recently he finally had an opportunity to blend those two elements into a very exciting project which this concert expands upon. Following the steps of the great Jacques Loussier, George Cables and others, Gualdi put together a program of works that represent the crossover between the classical and jazz genres. From Bach to Debussy, he will present jazz “reinterpretation” of famous classical compositions, with the invaluable assistance of Natalie Boeyink on bass, Jon Hill on drums, and Danijela Žeželj-Gualdi on violin. A very unique program, not to be missed! Paolo Gualdi started playing the piano when he was five years old and through his conservatory studies he was diligently focused on scales, etudes, classical works, and nothing else. Until… he was 14 and watched Clint Eastwood’s “Bird,” a biopic about the legendary jazz saxophonist Charlie Parker. It was love at first sight! Jazz has since been a very powerful force in his musical life.


Illumination 2019 Opening Party

Friday, December 6, 6-9 PM
CAM Members: $10, Non-members: $16

Celebrate the fifth year of Illumination! Experience illuminated sculptures created by artists across the U.S. while enjoying a festive evening with light refreshments, cash bar, and music with El Jaye Johnson and the Porty City All-Stars. The party offers a musical bag of R&B, pop, funk, and soul with El Jaye Johnson on guitar, trumpet, and vocals; Shaun Hargett on drumsl Carlo Rouse on bass; Sherome Clay on keys and vocals; and Darryl Murrill on saxophone.

Art Appreciation

Picasso & Matisse: How a Friendship Revolutionized Art

Sunday, December 8, 2:30-4 PM
CAM Members: $15, Non-members: 20$

Survey the motivation, influences, and relationship that inspired these two prolific creatives to produce a lifetime of art unmatched. Museum School teaching artist, Kirah Van Sickle, is adjunct instructor at Johnston Community College, Cape Fear Community College, and leads regional and international workshops.


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


Friday, 12/6/2019

FAMILIES: Clyde’s Holiday by the Sea

Saturday, 12/7/2019

Art Explorer Thursdays–Happy Birthday Minnie!

Thursday, 12/12/2019

CAM Café MUSIC: Julie Rehder, harp

Thursday, 12/12/2019

Dance Works-in-Progress Showcase

Sunday, 12/15/2019

CAM Café MUSIC: Julie Rehder, harp

Thursday, 12/19/2019