Featured Programs and Events



Holiday Coffee with the Shop Artists


Museum Shop

Holiday Coffee with the Shop Artists

Wednesday, November 30, 2022, 11:30 AM-1:30 PM

Free


Meet one or more Museum Shop Artists and learn more about them and their work. Coffee and gingerbread cookies make the conversation even better.




Ernest Turner at St. Stephen AME Church


Jazz at CAM Community Concert

Ernest Turner at St. Stephen AME Church

Wednesday, November 30, 2022, 7-8 PM

501 Red Cross St, Wilmington, NC 28401

Free


Please welcome award-winning and GRAMMY-nominated pianist and composer Ernest Turner to historic St. Stephen AME Church. Concertgoers can expect to hear a variety of music, including selections from The Great American Songbook, pop, original compositions, and various genres in the Black American musical tradition.


Ernest Turner’s professional career has spanned 20 years, and has included performances and recordings with some of the biggest names in jazz and pop music, including Delfeayo Marsalis, John Legend, Raphael Saadiq, and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra. His latest album, My Americana (2019), offers an understated “ode to black American music” rooted in an innovative reimagination of pieces by Stevie Wonder, Fats Waller, and others, alongside original compositions.


Ernest recalls certain experiences that have shaped his musical philosopy: "My mother was a music teacher and minister of music at a Baptist church - there were records/cassettes in our house ranging from Louis Armstrong to Michael Jackson. As she had to play each Sunday at church (which meant I was there as well - kicking and screaming), I became familiar with the sounds of traditional Black gospel music."


"I attended undergraduate and graduate school in New Orleans. Music is life in New Orleans - it's nothing to see folks second-lining down the street, or a brass band playing a birthday party in your neighborhood. I learned so much about the feeling and spirit that should be present in the music."




Jazz at CAM with Ernest Turner Trio


Jazz at CAM

Ernest Turner Trio

Thursday, December 1, 2022, 7 PM

CAM Members: $35 individual ticket/$280 series package

Non-Members: $55 individual ticket/$440 series package


Award-winning and GRAMMY-nominated pianist and composer Ernest Turner’s professional career has spanned 20 years, and has included performances and recordings with some of the biggest names in jazz and pop music, including Delfeayo Marsalis, John Legend, Raphael Saadiq, and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra. His latest album, My Americana (2019), offers an understated “ode to black American music” rooted in an innovative reimagination of pieces by Stevie Wonder, Fats Waller, and others, alongside original compositions. In addition to an active performance schedule, he has conducted numerous music clinics and educational performances, and was a former faculty member at Eastern Carolina University. Turner placed second in the 2019 Jacksonville Jazz Piano Competition, and his trio was selected as the winner of the 2019 DCJazzPrix Competition.




Resilience Screening


Screening

Resilience Community Screening and Boundless Public Tour

Friday, December 2, 2022

12-1 PM Film Screening

1-1:30 PM Gallery Tour

Free; No pre-registration necessary


View the award winning documentary Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope. The film screens in our spacious reception hall from 12-1 PM, followed by an optional brief discussion with other community members. Learn about the New Hanover County Resiliency Task Force.

After the screening at 1 PM, join our Cultural Curator Daniel Jones for a tour of Boundless with a focus on resiliency themes.


CAM offers free screenings of Resilience on the first Friday of each month. Feel free to grab lunch at the CAM café, or bring your own lunch!




Illumination Opening Party


Illumination 2022

Exhibition Opening Party

Friday, December 2, 2022, 6-9 PM

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


Revel in the artistry and light of Cameron Art Museum’s 8th annual exhibition of artist-made lanterns. Thirty-six lighted sculptures will be on display in Studio 1 through January 15, 2023. The winners for 3 cash prizes totaling $1500 will be announced in the evening but everyone can cast their vote in the People’s Choice awards. Live entertainment sets the tone for the opening night while you enjoy festive drinks and light food service (available for purchase) from CAM Café.




Illumination Opening


Illumination 2022

Exhibition Public Opening

Saturday, December 3, 2022, 10 AM-5 PM





Clyde's Holiday by the Sea


Kids@CAM

Clyde's Holiday by the Sea

Saturday, December 3, 2022, 10 AM-1 PM

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

Gallery access included


Be a part of our 13th Annual Clyde’s Holiday by the Sea! Help decorate sea critters to add to our Holiday by the Sea installation, which will remain on display around Minnie Evans gate house through the holiday season. Take part in other fun art stations and explore our current exhibitions, including the opening weekend of our Illumination lantern display. Enjoy lunch at the CAM Café.


Clyde Jones is recognized for his wooden creations better known as “critters,” and his work has been on display at the Smithsonian Institute and the American Visionary Art Museum. His home in Bynum, NC, which is decorated with paintings of sea creatures and large penguins, bears a large yellow sign outside that reads “Critter Crossing.”


Sponsored in part by

Excite Credit Union




Wilmington Symphony Youth Orchestra


Wilmington Symphony Youth Orchestra Concert

The Tritones @ CAM

Sunday, December 4, 2022, 2-3 PM

Tickets: $10





Holiday Open House


Open House

Holiday Open House

Thursday, December 8, 2022, 10 AM-8:30 PM

Free


Get into the holiday spirit and join us for CAM’s Holiday Open House Thursday, December 8! Enjoy hot chocolate and treats from CAM Café as you check out the latest holiday gifts in CAM’s Museum Shop. Visitors can Pop into Pancoe to make ornaments and learn about events at the Museum School.


Cameron Art Museum is the perfect place for all of your holiday gift giving needs with CAM Gift memberships, CAM Gift Cards, and CAM Members receive a special 20% off in the Museum Shop all day long!




Mary's Art Explorers


Mary's Art Explorers

Illumination

Thursday, December 8, 2022, 10-11 AM

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

Children 2 and under: free


Let’s explore our newest exhibition Illumination! We will read Firenze’s Light and look at all the beautiful lanterns inside the galleries. We will create our own craft lanterns to take home.


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!


It is with great honor that Cameron Art Museum pays tribute to Mary Cameron Hoey by naming its most popular and long standing family program after her. Mary’s Art Explorers is a story time, art making, and museum exploration program.


Sponsored in part by

Excite Credit Union




Galleries After Dark with Gwenyfar Rohler


60+

Galleries After Dark with Gwenyfar Rohler

Thursday, December 8, 2022, 7-8 PM

Free with museum admission


Explore the life of Claude Howell as not only a visual artist but also as a long time writer and contributor to the stories of Wilmington with commentaries and zines.




ASL Tour


Tour

American Sign Language Tour

Saturday, December 10, 2022, 11 AM-12 PM

Free




Minnie Evans Birthday Celebration


Public Program

Minnie Evans Birthday Celebration

Sunday, December 11, 2022, 10 AM-5 PM


1 PM "Miss Minnie" Performed by Joyce Grear


Joyce Grear is a native of Wilmington who uses storytelling to teach and to build community. She has toured the U.S. since 1987 bringing to life many African American heroines whose stories she feels inspired to share. Her research into Evans dates to the dedication of the Bottle House that honors Minnie Evans’ time at Airlie Gardens. Joyce is the “griot” of Wilmington, teaching all ages through workshops, plays, and non-profit programs throughout North Carolina.


2 PM Work-in-Progress Preview Screening of "Minnie Evans: Visionary Artist" by Linda Royal


Minnie Evans: Visionary Artist is a documentary in production by local Director Linda Royal and an award-winning team of Producers. The feature documentary will explore the paradisiacal world of ancestral faces and mythical beings that came to her in mystical visions and dreams. Mining archived conversations and years of correspondence between Evans and photographer Nina Howell Starr, Minnie's voice sheds light on her life and her artistic process. The project includes interviews with surviving members of Evans's family, collectors of her art, local historian Bertha Todd, Anne Brennan, Executive Director of C.A.M. and features the beautiful coastal landscapes and nature that inspired her. Although she was self-taught, the film will show that Evans belongs among more famous artists and her paintings and drawings are a spiritual antidote to our contemporary divisive times. The project is currently raising funds to complete production for an early 2024 release and tax-deductible contributions can be made to the project through its fiscal sponsor the Southern Documentary Fund. More information at www.bythebrookfilms.com




Connections Tour


Tour

Connections Monday

Monday, December 12, 2022, 10 AM-12 PM

Free admission with pre-registration


Enjoy a morning of music in the galleries, adapted exhibition exploration, as well as optional hands-on activities and the choice to bring a boxed lunch to enjoy in our café or courtyard area. Geared towards individuals in the earlier stages of Alzheimers and dementia, this program is offered on Mondays when we are otherwise closed to the public to ensure a quiet and calm environment. Groups or individuals with their loved ones are welcome. Email education@cameronartmuseum.org for more information and to register.




Mary's Art Explorers


Mary's Art Explorers

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Thursday, December 15, 2022, 10-11 AM

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

Children 2 and under: free


Join us for a reading of Dr. Suess’s classic How the Grinch Stole Christmas. We will explore our ‘Clyde’s Holiday by the Sea’ community installation and our new Illumination lantern exhibition. We will listen to holiday music while making holiday crafts and enjoying hot chocolate with marshmallows. Enjoy Christmas time at the CAM!


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!


It is with great honor that Cameron Art Museum pays tribute to Mary Cameron Hoey by naming its most popular and long standing family program after her. Mary’s Art Explorers is a story time, art making, and museum exploration program.


Sponsored in part by

Excite Credit Union




Wilmington Chamber Orchestra


Concert

Wilmington Chamber Orchestra

Thursday, December 15, 2022, 7-8 PM

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


The Wilmington Chamber Orchestra is comprised of Wilmington’s finest orchestral and jazz musicians. Conducted by Dominic Talanca and featuring alto saxophonist Maxwell Snyder, the group will recreate the legendary album Charlie Parker with Strings. Using the original arrangements from the 1949 and 1950 studio recordings, the music features jazz standards by American composers such as George Gershwin and Cole Porter, performed with a classical string section and jazz rhythm section.




Coast Poetry Jam


Spoken Word

COAST Poetry Jam

Saturday, December 17, 2022, 7-10 PM

Admission: $20


A night of Spoken Word when Poets converge with music, comedy, and crowd participation during the Coast 97.3 Poetry Jam. Hosted by Brandon “Bigg B” Hickman and produced by Sandra “The Mid Day Miss” of Coast 97.3. Sponsored by the Black Arts Alliance and CAM. Proceeds benefit the NC Black Film Festival.




Wilmington Voices Holiday Choir


Concert

Wilmington Voices Holiday Choral Performance

Sunday, December 18, 2022, 3 PM

$10 suggested donation


Wilmington Voices, a 24-member professional choir, performing classical, renaissance, sacred, secular, Broadway and popular music. We are the premiere vocal ensemble in New Hanover County. Each member was hand-selected by the Artistic Director for their musical prowess. Our approach is one of collaboration and oneness with minimal conducting and maximum communication through interpretation and body language. We pride ourselves on leaning on each other because without one another we are but one voice. Our group represents a new, fresh approach to masterful choral music.




Floating Lantern Ceremony


Community Day

Floating Lantern Ceremony

Sunday, January 8, 2023, 4-7 PM

Event and exhibitions free

Lantern Sleeves: $12 at CAM Visitor Services
($15 on Sunday, January 8 at Visitor Services and Pancoe)


We all have individual reasons to create our own Floating Lantern . . . to honor someone who is dear, to memorialize a cherished family member or to treasure a special moment. CAM’s Floating Lantern Ceremony is an expression of Remembrance, Reflection and Gratitude. No charge to attend Floating Lantern Ceremony held at CAM’s Reflection Pond. Lantern decorating supplies available in Pancoe. Live music near pond and hot chocolate, beverages, and light bites available from CAM Café.




Connections Tour


Tour

Connections Monday

Monday, January 9, 2023, 10 AM-12 PM

Free admission with pre-registration


Enjoy a morning of music in the galleries, adapted exhibition exploration, as well as optional hands-on activities and the choice to bring a boxed lunch to enjoy in our café or courtyard area. Geared towards individuals in the earlier stages of Alzheimers and dementia, this program is offered on Mondays when we are otherwise closed to the public to ensure a quiet and calm environment. Groups or individuals with their loved ones are welcome. Email education@cameronartmuseum.org for more information and to register.




Mary's Art Explorers


Mary's Art Explorers

Who Was Martin Luther King Jr.

Thursday, January 12, 2023, 10-11 AM

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

Children 2 and under: free


Let’s learn about Martin Luther King Jr! We will read Who was Martin Luther King Jr and talk about ways we can make a difference in our community and share kindness. We will create peace flags that will become a part of our community Peace Flag installation around the CAM pond.


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!


It is with great honor that Cameron Art Museum pays tribute to Mary Cameron Hoey by naming its most popular and long standing family program after her. Mary’s Art Explorers is a story time, art making, and museum exploration program.


Sponsored in part by

Excite Credit Union




Educators Night


Educator Resources

Educators Night

Thursday, January 12, 2023, 4-7 PM

Free for educators


Spend a fun and relaxing evening at CAM with free admission during an exclusive event for educators and view our 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.




Peace Flag Weekend


Kids@CAM

"I Have a Dream" Peace Flag Weekend

Saturday & Sunday, January 14-15, 2023, 10 AM-2 PM

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


Cameron Art Museum honors the life and work of civil rights activist Martin Luther King with the "I Have a Dream" Peace Flag Project. We invite the community to take inspiration from King’s iconic speech from 1963 and think deeply about our own hopes and dreams for ourselves, our city, our nation, and the world. These dreams will be written on squares of cloth, emblematic of the peace prayer flags created for centuries in Tibet. Your peace flag will be included in a community installation that will be displayed around the CAM pond. Together, these flags represent our collective desire for racial unity, community healing, and peace.


Classroom Kits





Your students can be part of this wide-spreading community installation. Classroom Kits of 5 to 15 flags available at discounted rates for educators.


Peace Flag Classroom Kit of 5: $10

Includes 5 pre-sewn flags, 8 markers, writing and idea pamphlet, 1 CAM tote bag, and 5 free passes


Peace Flag Classroom Kit of 15: $30

Includes 15 pre-sewn flags, 8 markers, writing and idea pamphlet, 1 CAM tote bag, and 15 free passes


Cameron Art Museum honors the life and work of civil rights activist Martin Luther King with the “I Have a Dream” Peace Flag Project. We invite the community and classrooms to take inspiration from King’s iconic speech from 1963 and think deeply about our own hopes and dreams for ourselves, our city, our nation, and the world. These dreams will be written on squares of cloth, emblematic of the peace prayer flags created for centuries in Tibet, and hung around CAM’s pond.


Deadline to return completed flags: Saturday, January 14




Galleries After Dark


Promise

Galleries After Dark with Bobbi Fitzsimmons

Thursday, January 19, 2023, 7 PM

Free with museum admission


Join Bobbi Fitzsimmons for a conversation around the art that she and her husband collected over 44 years. Her passion for art began as a child in Southport and traveled with her through a career as an educator and quilting artist. Bobbi says, "Great wealth is not necessary to build an admirable art collection. Sometimes, time and place are just as important – as well as appreciation, education, passion, luck, and persistence play a role." Bobbi will share stories about several of the artists, their styles, and what makes them so appealing.




Mary's Art Explorers


Mary's Art Explorers

Flying School

Thursday, January 26, 2023, 10-11 AM

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

Children 2 and under: free


Everyone wants to fly! We will read Owen the Octopus about an octopus who wants to fly like the birds. We’ll explore our installation Flying School and create our own flying-inspired works of art.


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!


It is with great honor that Cameron Art Museum pays tribute to Mary Cameron Hoey by naming its most popular and long standing family program after her. Mary’s Art Explorers is a story time, art making, and museum exploration program.


Sponsored in part by

Excite Credit Union




Visual Art of North Carolina


Book Panel Discussion

Art of the State: Celebrating the Visual Art of North Carolina with Author Liza Roberts

Saturday, January 28, 2023, 1 PM

Free with museum admission


Author Liza Roberts presents a panel discussion on the launch of her new book: Art of the State: Celebrating the Visual Art of North Carolina. Artists Christina Lorena Weisner of Kitty Hawk and Ben Knight of Kinston will join the author for a discussion on current trends on our state. Roberts’ book showcases the creation, collection, and celebration of art in all its richness and diversity. Roberts provides fascinating historical context, such as the influence of Black Mountain College, while weaving together the profiles of individual artists, compelling interviews, and beautiful full-color photography to tell the story of the state's evolution through the lens of its art world and some of its most compelling figures.




Weekly Programs



Gentle Yoga


Gentle Yoga with Steve Unger, RYT200

Tuesdays from 9-10 AM

Suggested Donation: $5


Come join us in an ever-changing gallery setting for a yoga practice designed for relaxation, rejuvenation and self-reflection. Come breathe with us as we restore the body and mind in a one hour session. Asanas are all-level and beginners are welcome. Participants can choose to use a mat or a chair. Donations support youth scholarships.




Public Tours


Public Tours

Wednesdays at 1:30 PM

Free with museum admission




Boundless Public Tours


Boundless Public Tours with Daniel Jones, CAM Cultural Curator

Fridays at 1 PM

Free with museum admission


Public tours of Boundless, a sculpture by NC artist Stephen Hayes commemorating the United States Colored Troops and their fight for freedom.


Photograph by Jeff Janowski/UNCW




Live Music at CAM Café


Live Music at CAM Café

Thursdays from 6-8 PM & Saturdays from 11:30 AM-1:30 PM


December

1 Ken Schnedetz

3 Jon Grogan

8 Bill Alston

10 Roger Davis

15 Hank Barbee

17 Raphael Namé

22 Champ Saint-Ahmand

24 Roger Davis

29 Jon Grogan

31 Laura McLean


Illustration of Michaela Haley by Haley Branner, 2022






Upcoming Programs


Drawing in the Gallery

Thursday, 12/1/2022
11:00AM-12:30PM  

Live Music at CAM Café: Ken Schnedetz

Thursday, 12/1/2022
6:00PM-8:00PM  

Functional Coil Pot Planter or Bowl

Thursday, 12/1/2022
6:00PM-9:00PM  

Jazz@CAM Ernest Turner Trio

Thursday, 12/1/2022
7:00PM-9:00PM  

'Resilience' Community Screening, Gallery Tour

Friday, 12/2/2022
12:00PM-1:30PM  

Boundless Public Tour

Friday, 12/2/2022
1:00PM-1:30PM