< April, 2019 >



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.


Sunday, 4/14/2019
Explore, discover and discuss the art work currently on view with docent-led tours.
CAM Members: Free, Museum Admission all others.

CAM Cafe-Raphael Namé, guitar

Thursday, 4/18/2019
Enjoy music by Raphael Namé ( while you dine at CAM Café (910.777.2363). Originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Namé has been performing in the Cape Fear region since 2010. He is a singer and guitarist whose set list includes bossa nova, samba, Brazilian, latin, jazz and classical music. 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.

GALLERY TALK: Ben Billingsley

Thursday, 4/18/2019
An insightful and popular speaker, painter and printmaker Benjamin Billingsley will select works from CAM's new exhibition "Minnie, Clyde, Annie & Vollis" that intrigue and have captured his imagination to discuss the works with an artist’s eye. Billingsley has had several solo exhibitions and been in numerous group shows, and recently completed a Visiting Artist Residency at East Carolina University. He currently teaches studio art and art history in the Fine Arts Department at Cape Fear Community College.

CAM Members: Free, Museum Admission all others. Brown Wing.

CAM CAFÉ Easter Brunch Buffet

Sunday, 4/21/2019
CAM CAFÉ Easter Brunch Buffet & Easter Egg Hunt!
3 seatings: 10:00 am, 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm

COST Gallery admission included: Adults: $34.95 Children: $12.95 (plus tax and gratuity)
Reservations Required phone: 910.777.2363
Live Music with Mangroove: Manny Santos on drums, Rex Cole on sax and William Gerald on keyboard.

Station 1: Fresh Fruit, Market Salad, Croissants & Bagels

Station 2: Scrambled Eggs, Roasted Potatoes, Bacon & Sausage, French Toast

Station 3: Loaded Hashbrown Strata, Shrimp & Smoked Gouda Grits, Grilled Eggplant, Zucchini, Red & Yellow Peppers

Station 4: Biscuits & Sausage Gravy, Spiral Ham & Prime Rib Carving Stations

Station 5: Carrot Cake & Assorted Tarts, Danishes, Muffins & Cornbread

CAM Café: Justin Hoke, guitar

Thursday, 4/25/2019
Enjoy music by classical guitarist Justin Hoke ( 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm while you dine at CAM Café, the restaurant serves Thursday dinner from, 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm,and offers half-price bottles of wine.

Currently in the Department of Music at UNCW, Hoke teaches classical guitar and music theory. He is an active soloist, chamber musician, composer, and educator, and performs as a member of the Cypress Duo and the North Carolina Guitar Quartet. He has been featured as a soloist on classical and electric guitar with the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra, Panama City Orchestra, Florida State University Orchestra, and the Appalachian State University Guitar Orchestra. Café reservations are always suggested and appreciated phone, 910.777.2363.

Art, Dance and Social Justice Issues

Thursday, 4/25/2019
PERFORMANCE: "A Time When Art, Dance and Social Justice Issues are Everywhere"

This dance performance is a collection of small group works created through a collaboration between the Hoggard High School Dance Department student choreographers and graduate students enrolled in EDL 558: Social Justice Topics in Education at the University of North Carolina of Wilmington. Each piece is inspired by a social justice concept that, like art, is found everywhere and in all cultures. The choreographers were further challenged to connect their work to pieces exhibited in the museum.

A discussion will follow the performance where dancers and graduate students will reflect on the collaborative process and answer questions from the audience. Held in collaboration with Cameron Art Museum. Purchase seats on CAM’s website, by phone and at CAM’s Visitor Services desk. Admission: $10.00 (tax and fees not included). Weyerhaeuser Reception Hall.

NEW! Off the Record Tour

Thursday, 4/25/2019
Start your weekend early with gallery tours led by museum staff that are sometimes irreverent and silly, but always provide a charming and engaging behind-the-scenes perspective on current exhibitions. But what if I’m really thirsty before the tour? Join us for happy hour beforehand to loosen up your brain and chat about art.

CAM Members: Free, Museum Admission all others. Brown Wing.

Behind the Scenes Gallery Talks

Friday, 4/26/2019
Behind the Scenes Gallery Talks: "Minnie, Clyde, Annie, Vollis"

Curious to know more about how the museum's exhibitions are put together? Join us for a Gallery Talk with Holly Tripman Fitzgerald, Chief Curator, and gain a behind-the-scenes perspective on our newest exhibition "Minnie, Clyde, Annie, Vollis", and the work of Minnie Evans and Clyde Jones from CAM’s permanent collection.

CAM Members: Free, Museum Admission all others. Brown Wing.