CAM has partnered with the arts collective Eighteen Forward to present Black Lives Do Matter at CAM, an eighteen-letter installation displayed on the museum grounds. Black Lives Do Matter at CAM opens to the public on Saturday, January 14 and will stay on view through Sunday, May 28.
Promise highlights promised gifts from the collections of Glen and Florence Hardymon and Andrew and Hathia Hayes, as well as new acquisitions and other promised gifts to CAM’s collection. Artists featured in this exhibition include Rick Beck, Lisa Clague, Christina Cordova, Jim Dine, Maud Gatewood, Susan Taylor Glasgow, Sol Lewitt, Juan Logan, Beverly McIver, Joan Miro, Robert Motherwell, Robert Rauschenberg, Frank Stella, Hiroshi Sueyoshi, and of Steffen Thomas.
Cameron Art Museum has served its community for 60 years. This exhibition explores the love of community and art that is the museum’s legacy. Beginning in 1962 with St. John’s Museum of Art through the CAM’s expansion and growth of its collection thanks to gifts of patrons, 60+ looks forward to a bold future. Works featured include art by Mary Cassatt, Minnie Evans, Claude Howell and more.
Stroll through the ART PARK with sculptures by Charlie Brouwer, Clyde Jones, Vollis Simpson, Mel Chin and Hiroshi Sueyoshi located throughout.
Take an up close look at Cameron Art Museum's whirly-gig by Vollis Simpson.
Visit the USCT Sculpture Park, within the historic Forks Road Civil War Site. View Stephen Hayes' sculpture, "Boundless," commemorating the soldiers of the United States Colored Troops who fought on the site. Walk along the only remaining vestige of historic Federal Point Road, the primary thoroughfare in the 1860s from Fort Fisher to Wilmington. See a reconstruction of the Confederate revetments which originally spanned a course of five miles from the Cape Fear River to present-day Hugh MacRae Park. On the NC Civil War Trails marker, read about the Forks Road battle on February 20-12, 1865 fought victoriously by 1600 United States Colored Troops, contributing to the Fall of Wilmington on February 22, 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 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.