Featured Programs and Events


Come Hear NC

Benny Hill

Saturday, November 7, 2020, 2:30 PM

Don't miss Come Hear NC: Benny Hill. This concert is part of CAM's Come Hear NC series, funded in part by the North Carolina Arts Council and AARP North Carolina. Benny Hill is steeped in the tradition of many of the past greats including Julian ‘Cannonball’ Adderley, Jackie McLean, Dexter Gordon, John Coltrane and Charlie Parker. His improvisations on the Alto Saxophone are reminiscent of these greats, yet he has a distinct style and voice of his own. Benny is a true crowd-pleaser and never fails to raise excitement and enthusiasm while on stage. This concert will also be livestreamed on CAM's Facebook page and YouTube channel. Come early for brunch at CAM Cafe. Call 910-777-2363 for reservations.



Queen of Hearts: Audrey Flack

Thursday, November 12, 2020, 7 PM

CAM Members: $10; Non-Members: $15; Students: $5

A new documentary about the life and art of Audrey Flack.

Octogenarian artist Audrey Flack has always been a trailblazer. In this intimate portrait of her life and work, she returns to her canvas for the first time in decades, revealing her longtime struggles as an artist and mother to find her rightful place in the art world.

Film Inquiry: “What’s refreshing about Deborah Shaffer and Rachel Reichman‘s look is how intimate and personal it feels, grounding a remarkable woman in a very personable and extraordinary light…This is what art is for, creating a kind of symbiosis between creator and audience.”

Unseen Films: “…a wonderful portrait of a mover and shaker in the art world, who is also one hell of a grand lady.”

Forbes, The Artiest Films From New York’s Documentary Film Festival: “…she has been an incredible photorealist, armed with a convincing spray brush. Now, the artist finally gets her due in this documentary.”

Registrants will receive a one-time code that will allow them access to the film.


Virtual Art Conversations

Jef Lamdin and Anne Brennan on Clyde Jones

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 6 PM

CAM Members: $3; Non-Members: $8

Join Jef Lambdin and CAM Executive Director Anne Brennan for a virtual conversation about North Carolina folk artist Clyde Jones.



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

Design NC

The Language of Design:

Translating Tradition 2020

Rescheduled for Spring 2021: Date TBA

Design NC grows to a two-day fundraising event, kicking off on Thursday, March 26 with an afternoon plaster class and evening VIP cocktail party. The VIP Cocktail provides guests an opportunity to mingle with the speakers while enjoying an evening of high-end design and refreshments. Tickets are still available to this luxurious event.

Friday, March 27 will feature keynote talks by celebrated architect Peter Pennoyer, and designer, Katie Ridder. Their talks will be followed by Foster Reeve, the founder of Foster Reeve & Associates, Inc., a manufacturing company specializing in architectural and ornamental plaster products. A beautiful luncheon will provide the opportunity for mingling and refreshment with recipes inspired by the final speaker of the day, Frances Schultz: writer, television personality, taste-maker and enthusiast on decoration and design. Though tickets are waitlisted for the Friday forum and luncheon, please join us for Thursday’s VIP cocktail.

Presenting Sponsor



Design NC 2020

Plaster Class

Rescheduled for Spring 2021: Date TBA

7 LUs of continuing education credit by the American Institute of Architects

Join Emily Bedard, Studio Director at Foster Reeve Plaster, for a presentation reviewing the use of ornamental plasterwork in classical design and the hands-on processes associated with the craft. Volunteers will be taken from the audience to actively participate during the presentation – these participants will be invited to pick up the tools and perform the demonstrated exercises along with the instructor. Whether getting your hands dirty or remaining a spectator, this presentation offers a fun and educational experience on the uses and techniques of contemporary plasterwork.

Upcoming Programs

Fall in Oakdale Cemetery with Alan Cradick

Saturday, 10/31/2020

Live @ CAM: Raphael Name

Saturday, 10/31/2020

Lantern Making with September Krueger

Saturday, 10/31/2020

Fall in Oakdale Cemetery with Alan Cradick

Sunday, 11/1/2020

Sunday Seminar: Elisabeth Vigee-Lebrun

Sunday, 11/1/2020

Art Explorer Thursdays at Airlie Gardens

Thursday, 11/5/2020