Featured Programs and Events




Art Explorers - Crazy for Color


Art Explorers

Crazy for Colors

Thursday, August 12, 2021, 10-11 AM

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

Adults and children 2 and under: free


Join Miss Bobbi and Miss Georgia as we explore colors inside and outside of the Cameron Art Museum. We will read "MIXED: A Colorful Story" by Arree Chung and "A Color of his Own" by Leo Lionni. We will see how many different colors we see inside the museum and on a nature walk around the grounds, then we will experiment with color mixing! We will squish different paints inside baggies to see what we create, and make symmetrical flower paintings with folded paper. Art Explorers is geared towards infants, toddler and preschoolers, but big brothers and sisters are welcome to join and create art with us.




Film Screening of F11 and Be There


Film Screening

F11 AND BE THERE

Thursday, August 12, 2021, 5:30 PM

Special Q&A with Burk Uzzle and Director Jethro Waters

CAM members: $15; Non-Members: $20; Students: $10


F11 AND BE THERE (Jethro Waters / Waters Film LTD) won Best Documentary in the cultural category at the 2021 Midsouth Emmy® Awards. The film is a historical document, a non-linear pastiche of a life well lived, a musically driven homage to craft and artistic process, and a love letter to one man's life-long dedication to the idea of equality. Glenn Kenny for The New York Times writes, “The film is as beautifully composed as Uzzle’s pictures. The director Jethro Waters also shot the movie, a subtle feast of light and color. The animated sections illustrating Uzzle’s past, by Cable Hardin, consist of white lines drawn against a deep gray background, and work beautifully. The music by Natalie Prass and Eric Slick is propulsive.”


“Casket, Memphis” by Burk Uzzle is the latest acquisition by CAM Compass, a giving society dedicated to building Cameron Art Museum’s collection, and is now on view along with Uzzle’s “Dr. Alma Cobb Hobbs” as part of Cameron Art Museum’s “Structure In Bloom” exhibition.




Kids At CAM GLOW and GRITS


Kids@CAM

GLOW and GRITS

Saturday, August 21, 2021, 10 AM-12 PM

CAM Members: $5 per child; Non-Members: $10

Adults and children 2 and under: free


Join special guests from GLOW (Girls Leadership Academy of Wilmington) and GRITS (Girls Rocking In the South) as they lead fun and creative hands on activities. Inspired by our exhibition Elizabeth Bradford: A House of One Room, these young ladies will help families to create nature inspired art works, including flower crowns and other crafts. Registration includes free admission to explore CAM’s current exhibitions. Kids @ CAM is fun for the whole family, and parental supervision is required at all times.


GLOW Academy, a public charter school, educates young women from diverse backgrounds through middle and high school, in a nurturing community with rigorous college preparatory curriculum to develop leaders who succeed in college and beyond.


GRITS, LLC is a mentorship program serving girls ages 13-18 in the community. We offer monthly workshops that are aimed at girls developing/enhancing self-esteem skills, financial literacy, etiquette, leadership skills, and educational/career development among other topics. We offer various travel and community service opportunities as well.


Image: Elizabeth Bradford, Spanish Moss [detail], 2014, 48 x 60 in. Acrylic on canvas. Courtesy of the Hickory Museum.


Kids@CAM is sponsored by


Excite Credit Union




Art Explorers Halyburton Visits CAM


Art Explorers

Halyburton Visits CAM

Thursday, August 26, 2021, 10-11 AM

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

Adults and children 2 and under: free


Special guest educator from Halyburton Park, Miss Jess, will join Miss Bobbi and Miss Georgia as we talk about the season of summer as it is changing to fall. We will read ‘Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn’ by Kenard Pak, and learn about weather patterns and changing colors. We will look for examples of different seasons in art work inside the galleries, and create art using fallen leaves. Art Explorers is geared towards infants, toddler and preschoolers, but big brothers and sisters are welcome to join and create art with us.




USCT Public Sculpture Project


Wilmington United States Colored Troops
Public Sculpture Project

Fundraiser


Saturday, September 18, 2021, 5:30-8:30 PM

Tickets: $35


With your help, CAM will illuminate the story of the USCT and their contribution to the history of North Carolina through a dynamic figurative work of public art by artist Stephen Hayes.


Cameron Art Museum was the site of the Battle of Forks Road, a Civil War skirmish whose victory was won by the USCT and led to the fall of Wilmington. Many of the over 2,000 African-American soldiers who fought here were native to this area, and after the war, many of them stayed to settle, raise their families, and build community. Their impact is significant, yet their story is virtually unknown.


Want to support the USCT Public Sculpture Project? Check out our USCT Sculpture Project page to learn more and make a donation. Every donation makes a difference!




USCT Public Sculpture Project Raffle


Wilmington United States Colored Troops
Public Sculpture Project

Raffle for Don Stivers Buffalo Soldier Prints


Drawing: Saturday, September 18, 2021

Tickets: $25


Raffle for two (2) Buffalo soldier prints by Don Stivers. Total of 300 tickets will be sold. No refunds.


Want to support the USCT Public Sculpture Project? Check out our USCT Sculpture Project page to learn more and make a donation. Every donation makes a difference!




USCT Public Sculpture Project


Wilmington United States Colored
Troops Public Sculpture Project

Unveiling November 13, 2021


Join us for the unveiling of Boundless, a new work of art by North Carolina artist Stephen Hayes Saturday, November 13, 2021.


Cameron Art Museum was the site of the Battle of Forks Road, a Civil War skirmish whose victory was won by the United States Colored Troops (USCT) and led to the fall of Wilmington. Many of the 1600 African-American soldiers who fought here were native to this area, and after the war, many of them stayed to settle, raise their families, establish educational opportunities, and build a thriving merchant class. Their impact is significant, yet their story is virtually unknown.


The life-size bronze (9 ft x 11 ft x 3 ft) sculpture by artist Stephen Hayes will be unveiled November 13, 2021 with programming commemorating the story of the USCT. The sculpture itself is fashioned from the cast features of 11 African American men connected to the site and its story -- USCT descendants, reenactors, veterans, and community leaders. The sculpture is connected deeply to the community’s history, its present, and its future. The USCT Project is timely and necessary, as our nation looks closely at issues of race and systemic racism.


Help make this sculpture possible: USCT Public Sculpture Project Page


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




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Art Explorers - Crazy for Colors

Thursday, 8/12/2021
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F11 AND BE THERE

Thursday, 8/12/2021
5:30PM-8:30PM