Featured Programs and Events



Jazz at CAM


Jazz@CAM

Series 2021-22

First Thursday of Every Month, 6:30-8 PM

CFJS/CAM Members: $25; Non-Membes: $30
Students w/valid ID: $15; Military w/ID: $15


CAM announces its 11th year of Jazz@CAM featuring the best local and regional jazz. This series is presented in partnership with Cape Fear Jazz Society.




Educators Night


Educator Resources

Educators Night

Thursday, January 20, 2022, 4-7 PM

Free for educators and administrators

Pre-K through College


Spend a fun and relaxing evening at CAM with free admission during an exclusive event for educators and view our new exhibitions. Docents in the galleries will answer your questions and provide information about the exhibitions. Our Educators Night will provide information and materials about tours, workshops, and other free resources for area educators. All educators and administrators - from Pre-K to College - welcome and encouraged to attend and explore fun ways to bring art into your classroom and spark creativity in your students.





Reading with Jason Mott


Reading & Book Signing

Jason Mott, Hell of a Book, winner of the 2021 National Book Award

Sunday, January 23, 2022, 2 PM

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Sales by CAM Museum Shop with Pomegranate Books


Join National Book Award Winner Jason Mott for a reading from Hell of a Book. Hell of a Book is an astounding work of fiction from a New York Times bestselling author Jason Mott, always deeply honest, at times electrically funny, that goes to the heart of racism, police violence, and the hidden costs exacted upon Black Americans, and America as a whole. Jason Mott has published four novels. His first novel, The Returned, was a New York Times bestseller and was turned into a TV series that ran for two seasons. He has a BFA in Fiction and an MFA in Poetry, both from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. His poetry and fiction have appeared in various literary journals, and his most recent novel, Hell of a Book, was named the winner of the National Book Award for Fiction, 2021.


Photograph by Mallory Cash, The Bitter Southerner




Virtual Conversation with Stephen Hayes


Boundless

Virtual Conversation with
Stephen Hayes

Wednesday, January 26, 2022, 6 PM

Free; Pre-registration required


Join CAM’s Cultural Curator Daniel Jones as he talks with artist Stephen Hayes about his new sculpture, Boundless. There will be time for an audience Q&A at the end.




Art Explorers with Airlie Gardens


Art Explorers

Art Explorers with Airlie Gardens

Thursday, January 27, 2022, 10-11 AM

CAM Members: $3 per child; Non-Members: $6

Adults and children 2 and under: free


Join us at the Cameron Art Museum with special guest educators from Airlie Gardens!


Have you heard “hoo” is getting ready to nest this time of year? Learn about the owls that live in North Carolina, what they eat, and what adaptations they have. Special guest educators from Airlie Gardens will teach us a fun science lesson, then we will create art inspired by owls! Our featured story will be Owl Moon.


Art Explorers is geared towards infants, toddler and preschoolers, but big brothers and sisters are welcome to join and create art with us. Space is limited so preregister to guarantee your spot!




Member Preview of Confluence




Exhibition

Member Preview Day for Confluence

POSTPONED: Thursday, January 27, 2022, 10 AM-9 PM

Member Tours with artist Gene Felice: 11 AM, 1 PM, 5 PM, and 7 PM


Image: Microscopy image taken from Cameron Art Museum pond sample courtesy of Gene Felice and The Algae Society





Public Tour with Artist Gene Felice


Confluence

Artist Talk with Artist Gene Felice

POSTPONED: Friday, January 28, 2022, 1 PM

CAM Members: $15; Non-Members: $20


Join artist Gene Felice for an insightful tour of the new exhibition Confluence. Learn about the ways art and science intersect as the Algae Society examines the waterways in our area.




Bioluminescence Thursdays


Confluence

Bioluminescence Thursdays

Select Thursdays at 6 PM (See dates below)

Free with Admission


Join digital artist Gene Felice as he explores bioluminescence with projection-mapping and light on select Thursdays in Confluence.


Upcoming Dates:

  • February 3
  • February 17
  • March 3
  • March 17
  • March 31
  • April 14



Dance Cooperative


The Dance Cooperative

An evening of Dance at CAM

Thursday, February 3, 2022, 6:30-7:45 PM

Admission: $20


Join The Dance Cooperative as they celebrate 20 years! A special evening of dance will be presented by choreographers Nancy Podrasky Carson, Sue Meier, Kate Muhlstein and Linda Webb. There will be a variety of pieces including dance films and will represent modern, ballet, contemporary, and jazz styles of dance.


The Dance Cooperative is a non-profit 501(c)3. The Dance Cooperative is committed to nurturing the dance community by providing affordable classes and performance opportunities for those under-served artistically, culturally, and economically in the greater Wilmington area. For more information on The Dance Cooperative, please visit www.thedancecooperative.org




Art Explorers February 10


Families Activities

Art Explorers

Thursday, February 10, 2022, 10-11 AM

CAM Members: $3 per child; Non-Members: $6

Adults and children 2 and under: free



Art Explorers is geared towards infants, toddler and preschoolers, but big brothers and sisters are welcome to join and create art with us. Space is limited so preregister to guarantee your spot!





Book Buzz with Sayantani Dasgupta


Book Buzz

Sayantani Dasgupta, Women Who Misbehave

Saturday, February 12, 1-2:30 PM

CAM Members: $20; Non-Members: $25


Join author Sayantani Dasgupta for a discussion of her new novel, Women Who Misbehave. Dasgupta states, "Well-behaved or not, woman or not, each of our lives is made up of stories. How you tell it is where the art lies. Each of us lives through historic moments every day, and ends up with thousands of stories. Now who gets to tell stories, whose stories are valued and heard is another matter altogether." Registration includes a glass of wine or sparkling water. Studio dinner and half-priced bottles of wine available from the CAM Cafe.


Sayantani Dasgupta has taught creative writing in the United States, India, Italy, and Mexico. She is an essayist, a short story writer, and the author of Fire Girl: Essays On India, America, & The In-Between- a finalist for the 2016 Foreword Indies Award for Essays- and the chapbook The House Of Nails: Memories Of A New Delhi Childhood. Born in Calcutta and raised in New Delhi, Sayantani received a BA in History from St. Stephen's College, Delhi, an MA in Medieval History from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Idaho.




Wilmington Symphony Orchestra Second Sundays at CAM


Wilmington Youth Symphony Orchestra

Second Sundays at CAM

Sunday, February 13, 2022, 2 PM

Adult: $10; Students and children 19 and under: Free





Battle of Forks Road Commemoration


Living History

Battle of Forks Road Commemoration

Saturday, February 19, 2022, 10 AM-5 PM

Free and open to the public


10 AM-5 PM Living History Demonstrations by USCT Reenactors

10 AM-2 PM Kids@CAM

10:30 AM Dance Theater of DREAMS

12 PM Storytelling

2 PM USCT Public Program Series: Boundless Panel Discussion with Stephen Hayes, Dr. Tamara Brother of the North Carolina Arts Council, Deborah Dicks Maxwell of NAACP, and CAM's Executive Director Anne Brennan (Advance ticket purchase required; CAM Members: $20; Non-Members: $16; Students: $12)




Boundless Panel Discussion


USCT Public Program Series

Boundless Panel Discussion

Saturday, February 19, 2022, 2 PM

CAM Members: $16; Non-Members: $20; Students: $12


USCT Public Program Series: Boundless Panel Discussion with Stephen Hayes, Dr. Tamara Brothers of the North Carolina Arts Council, Deborah Dicks Maxwell of the NAACP, and CAM’s Executive Director Anne Brennan. This program is made possible in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.


Advance ticket purchase required


This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.


National Endowment for the Arts




Lecture with Chris E. Fonvielle Jr.


Battle of Forks Road Commemoration

Lecture with Chris E. Fonvielle, Jr.

Sunday, February 20, 2022, 2 PM

CAM Members: $10; Non-Members: $15; Students: $12


Join historian Dr. Chris E. Fonvielle, Jr. as he discusses the Battle of Forks Road and his research that ultimately led to the preservation of the battle site and museum’s efforts to interpret the story of the United States Colored Troops.


Dr. Chris E. Fonvielle, Jr. is Professor Emeritus, Department of History University of North Carolina Wilmington. He has published books and articles including The Wilmington Campaign: Last Rays of Departing Hope, Wilmington and the Lower Cape Fear: An Illustrated History, and Fort Fisher 1865: The Photographs of T.H. O’Sullivan. Upon his retirement from UNC Wilmington in 2018, Chris was presented with the Order of the Long Leaf Pine for distinguished service to the State of North Carolina, signed by incumbent Governor Roy Cooper.




Art Explorers February 24


Families Activities

Art Explorers

Thursday, February 24, 2022, 10-11 AM

CAM Members: $3 per child; Non-Members: $6

Adults and children 2 and under: free



Art Explorers is geared towards infants, toddler and preschoolers, but big brothers and sisters are welcome to join and create art with us. Space is limited so preregister to guarantee your spot!




Artist Talk with Stephen Hayes


Voices of Future's Past

Artist Talk with Stephen Hayes

Saturday, March 5, 2022, 1 PM & 2 PM

Members: $15; Non-Members: $20


Join NC artist Stephen Hayes for a special walkthrough of his exhibition Voices of Future’s Past.




Art Explorers February 24


Families Activities

Art Explorers

Thursday, March 10, 2022, 10-11 AM

CAM Members: $3 per child; Non-Members: $6

Adults and children 2 and under: free



Art Explorers is geared towards infants, toddler and preschoolers, but big brothers and sisters are welcome to join and create art with us. Space is limited so preregister to guarantee your spot!




Britt Fishel and artists


Dance

Britt Fishel and Artists

Sunday, March 13, 2022, 2 PM

Adults: $20


Britt Fishel and Artists is an internationally award winning, collaborative, contemporary dance company. Under the direction of Britt Whitmoyer Fishel, the company explores assimilations of the human experience, democratizing and normalizing socioeconomic, political, and identity driven conversations, anchored in intersectional feminism. Through performances and screendances, BF and Artists has a critical lens on sexism, gender bias, and ecofeminism as seen in past and present, while rooted in hope and progression for the future. Their performance is REDACT.


Over time, we have observed extensively in human history, a pervasive gender gap that effectively silences and erases women's accomplishments, experiences, needs, and daily lives. This can be seen through politics, in the workplace, in the home, and in every day occurrences. REDACT speaks specifically to gender data gap and gender politics, while asking why women are still so often unseen, undiscovered, and unimagined. Britt Fishel and Artists premiered REDACT at the Florence Biennale in October 2021 and was granted the "Lorenzo il Magnifico" International Award in Performance for the work.




Art Explorers February 24


Families Activities

Art Explorers

Thursday, March 17, 2022, 10-11 AM

CAM Members: $3 per child; Non-Members: $6

Adults and children 2 and under: free



Art Explorers is geared towards infants, toddler and preschoolers, but big brothers and sisters are welcome to join and create art with us. Space is limited so preregister to guarantee your spot!




Claude Live with Tony Rivenbark


Performance

Claude Live with Tony Rivenbark

Thursday, March 17, 2022, 6:30 PM

CAM Members: $25; Non-Members: $35


Tony Rivenbark reprises his role invoking beloved stories and memories of Wilmington artist Claude Howell (Am. 1915-1997) in Claude Live on what would have been Claude Howell’s 107th birthday. Rivenbark originally writes and performs Claude Live based upon his in-depth research studying Howell’s journals, recorded commentaries on public radio WHQR, and most vividly from his own experiences and close friendship with Howell for over 30 years.


Actor Tony Rivenbark is the Executive/ Artistic Director of Historic Thalian Hall in Wilmington, NC.





Book Buzz with David Cecelski


Book Buzz

David Cecelski and The Fire of Freedom: Abraham Galloway
and the Slaves' Civil War

Thursday, March 24, 2022, 6-7:30 PM

CAM Members: $25; Non-Members: $30


Join NC author David Cecelski for a reading and discussion of his book The Fire of Freedom: Abraham Galloway and the Slaves’ Civil War. This discussion will shed light on the story of the USCT and the reading will be followed by a book signing and an opportunity to learn more about Stephen Hayes’s new sculpture Boundless. Abraham H. Galloway (1837-1870) was a fiery young slave rebel, radical abolitionist, and Union spy who rose out of bondage to become one of the most significant and stirring black leaders in the South during the Civil War. Throughout his brief, mercurial life, Galloway fought against slavery and injustice. He risked his life behind enemy lines, recruited black soldiers for the North, and fought racism in the Union army's ranks. He later became one of the first black men elected to the North Carolina legislature. Long hidden from history, Galloway's story reveals a war unfamiliar to most of us. Historian David Cecelski has written several award-winning books and hundreds of articles about history, culture, and politics on the NC coast. Cecelski was recently the co-recipient (with Tim Tyson) of the N.C. Literary and Historical Association’s Crittenten Award for lifetime achievement.


Your Book Buzz experience includes one glass of wine, beer, or a nonalcoholic drink from CAM Café.




State of the Art Artist Drop-Off


State of the Art | Art of the State

24-Hour Artist Drop-Off & Live Performances

Friday, April 1, 5 PM-Saturday, April 2, 5 PM


Join us for a 24-hour art happening. This 24-hour event and exhibition focuses on contemporary artists living in, or native to, the state of North Carolina. Drop off a work of art during the 24-hour drop-off period and meet with curators or just stop by for 24 hours of spoken word and musical performances featuring the best and brightest in local talent. Enjoy delicious food and drink at CAM Café.




Art Explorers February 24


Families Activities

Art Explorers

Thursday, April 14, 2022, 10-11 AM

CAM Members: $3 per child; Non-Members: $6

Adults and children 2 and under: free



Art Explorers is geared towards infants, toddler and preschoolers, but big brothers and sisters are welcome to join and create art with us. Space is limited so preregister to guarantee your spot!




FlowILM


Earth Day Celebration

FlowILM

Friday, April 22, 2022, 4-8 PM

Free & open to the public


An evening of light, sound, and movement at CAM in celebration of Earth Day.


Join the Algae Society, a multi-disciplinary group of artists, as they create a multi-sensory experience that uses light, sound, and movement to explore our relationships with our aquatic ecosystems. Stop by CAM Café to pick up a picnic to enjoy on the grounds. Family activities start at 4 PM, as well as information tables by local environmentally focused community leaders.




Michele Tejuola Turner


20 Years

Illustrated Lecture: Michele Tejuola Turner

Thursday, April 28, 2022, 6-7 PM

CAM Members: $15; Non-Members: $20


Michele Tejuola Turner was born and raised in Detroit Michigan, the child of two Southern emigres. After graduating from the renowned Cass Technical High School (Detroit) in 1974 and the Columbus College of Art and Design (Columbus, Ohio) in 1978, she worked in retail advertising and designed catalogs and other collateral for department stores. Retail advertising took her to Atlanta, Georgia. There, she became intrigued by West African culture and stories and the connections she saw to her own story as a descendent of enslaved West Africans. In the 1990s, she moved to North Carolina, where she established herself as a gourd artist. Even after a midlife career change to teaching middle school art, she continued my craft. She moved to Fort Worth after retiring from teaching in 2020 to be closer to family.




Michele Tejuola Turner


20 Years

Gallery Talk with Michele Tejuola Turner

Friday, April 29, 2022, 11 AM

CAM Members: $15; Non-Members: $20; Studnets: $12


Michele Tejuola Turner was born and raised in Detroit Michigan, the child of two Southern emigres. After graduating from the renowned Cass Technical High School (Detroit) in 1974 and the Columbus College of Art and Design (Columbus, Ohio) in 1978, she worked in retail advertising and designed catalogs and other collateral for department stores. Retail advertising took her to Atlanta, Georgia. There, she became intrigued by West African culture and stories and the connections she saw to her own story as a descendent of enslaved West Africans. In the 1990s, she moved to North Carolina, where she established herself as a gourd artist. Even after a midlife career change to teaching middle school art, she continued my craft. She moved to Fort Worth after retiring from teaching in 2020 to be closer to family.






In-person Event

Design NC

Friday, May 6, 2022


The Cameron Art Museum’s springtime fundraiser is back! On May 6th, join us at the CAM as Design NC celebrates the exuberance of lifestyle in design. Enjoy engaging presentations from neo-traditionalist interior designer Ashley Whittaker, renowned ceramicist Christopher Spitzmiller and tastemaker and author Frances Schultz. A beautiful luncheon will also take place in the CAM courtyard along with book signings by all three authors throughout the day. As this event will take place in person, the CAM will be following any CDC guidelines for safe gathering practices.







Upcoming Programs


Gallery Talk: Antoinette Vogt

Saturday, 1/22/2022
1:00PM-2:00PM  

Live@CAM Cafe: Roger Davis

Sunday, 1/23/2022
11:30AM-1:30PM  

Book Reading & Signing: Jason Mott

Sunday, 1/23/2022
2:00PM-3:00PM  

Homeschool Tuesdays

Tuesday, 1/25/2022
10:00AM-12:00PM  

Principles of Drawing

Tuesday, 1/25/2022
10:00AM-1:00PM  

Create a Story

Tuesday, 1/25/2022
4:00PM-5:30PM