Featured Programs and Events



Art Conversation with Robert Johnson


Virtual Art Conversations

Robert Johnson

Wednesday, February 10, 2021, 10 AM via Zoom

CAM Members: $3; Non-Members: $8; Students & Teachers: Free


Join us for a conversation with Robert Johnson, whose major body of work is exhibited in Safe Places, which opens at CAM on February 7. It is as if artist Robert Johnson was experiencing the longing for safety amidst the current pandemic when titling his major body of work, Safe Places. In truth, Johnson started this ambitious project three years ago, with the objective to reside and work on site in all 41 North Carolina State Parks. This exhibition premieres more than 80 artworks realized through the artist’s vulnerable investigations. Opening himself to the environment, he shares, “Recording the mood of a landscape is just as important as recording what I see.”


This visual storyteller has chronicled the natural world on three continents in pencil, acrylic, watercolor, oil, and gouache on paper and canvas for over 40 years. His work echoes influences from late medieval Italian, American Folk, Indian Miniature, Tibetan Thangka, and Balinese painting traditions. Besides large-scale paintings, Safe Places includes his journal and notebook pages: intimate, annotated field observations of plants, birds, along with notes to himself. Johnson reflects, “I hope people seeing Safe Places will understand what an ecologically diverse state we live in. I hope they will feel inspired to go hike the trails in our parks with an observant eye. The more people get out to see the beauty of these areas the more they are likely to care for state parks and will want to preserve what is left of the natural environment.”


Image credit: Matt Peiken, BPR News, Robert Johnson and one of the family cats, Rose, outside his home in Celo, in mid-November 2020.




Wilmington Symphony Orchestra Second Sunday Concert


Wilmington Symphony Orchestra

Second Sundays at CAM

Sunday, February 14, 2021, 2-3 PM

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


Step into the galleries on Sunday afternoons this winter and surround yourself with art and music at CAM. Members of the Wilmington Youth Symphony Orchestra will present an hour of music in the Hughes Wing. A limited number of seats will be available, socially distanced in the gallery. Preregistration suggested, limited seating.




USCT


Fundraiser

Wilmington United States Colored Troops Sculpture Project

Postponed - Please Stay Tuned


You're invited to Cameron Art Museum to enjoy refreshments and cash bar, listen to the sounds of Mangroove, and raise funds for the Wilmington USCT Public Sculpture Project, scheduled to unveil in Novemeber 2020. Meet Project sculptor Stephen Hayes, Brock Family Visiting Instructor in Studio Arts in the Department of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies at Duke University


For more information, please contact Heather Wilson at deputydirector@cameronartmuseum.org or John McDonnell at development@cameronartmuseum.org or call (910) 395-5999 ext. 1003




Live at CAM


CAM Café

Live@CAM

Every Thursday 6–8 PM, Saturday and Sunday 11:30 AM–1:30 PM


Music, art, and a delicious meal, what could be better? Enjoy dinner or brunch in CAM Café with the music of local musicians.


Upcoming:


Thursday, January 21

Jay Killman

6-8 PM


Saturday, January 23

Wilmington Bluegrass School Instructor Band

11:30 AM-1:30 PM


Sunday, January 24

Yeavonne Cox

11:30 AM-1:30 PM


Thursday, January 28

Jay Killman

6-8 PM


Saturday, January 30

Sarah Brown

11:30 AM-1:30 PM


Sunday, January 31

Perry Smith

11:30 AM-1:30 PM


Thursday, February 4

Roger Davis

6-8 PM


Saturday, February 6

Josh Youse

11:30 AM-1:30 PM


Sunday, February 7

Jay Killman

11:30 AM-1:30 PM


Thursday, February 11

Josh Youse

6-8 PM


Saturday, February 13

Danielle Stewart

11:30 AM-1:30 PM


Sunday, February 14

Jackie Evans

11:30 AM-1:30 PM





Upcoming Programs


Gentle Yoga with Steve Unger

Wednesday, 1/27/2021
9:00AM-10:00AM  

Virtual Class - Watercolor Simplified

Wednesday, 1/27/2021
1:00PM-4:00PM  

Hiroshi Sueyoshi with Anne Brennan, Exec. Director

Thursday, 1/28/2021
1:00PM-2:00PM  

Live@CAM: Jay Killman

Thursday, 1/28/2021
6:00PM-8:00PM  

Live@CAM: Sarah Brown

Saturday, 1/30/2021
11:30AM-1:30PM  

Live@CAM: Perry Smith

Sunday, 1/31/2021
11:30AM-1:30PM