Featured Programs and Events



Speak Ya Peace


Speak Ya Peace

Commemoration of James Baldwin

Thursday, August 4, 2022, 7-9 PM

Donations appreciated


Through the platform of art we will speak to the works of this writer and activist who broke new grounds through his poetry and plays that framed the Black experience in America. Speak Ya Peace believes that the beauty of communication lies within the Arts. The mission of Speak Ya Peace North Carolina is to reach hearts, minds, and create effective dialogue within our community through Artful interpretation; one piece at a time.




Resilience Screening


Screening

Resilience Community Screening and Gallery Talk

Friday, August 5, 2022

12-1 PM Film Screening

1-1:30 PM Gallery Tour


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 gallery tour with a focus on resiliency themes.


The CAM offers free screenings of Resilience on the first Friday of each month (unless there is a holiday and then it moves to the second Friday). Feel free to grab lunch at the CAM café, or bring your own lunch!


No fee and no registration necessary.



For future showings of Resilience that include a tour of Boundless, please scroll down.




Kids State of the Art


Kids State of the Art

Drop-Off Day

Saturday, August 6, 2022

Cameron Art Museum: 10 AM-5 PM

Dreams Center for Art Education" 10 AM-2 PM

901 Fanning Street, Wilmington, NC 28401


We ask that all artwork be dropped off at the Cameron Art Museum on Saturday, August 6 anytime between 10 AM and 5 PM.*


We will also have a satellite drop off location at Dreams Center for Art Education on Saturday, August 6 anytime between 10AM and 2PM.*


While the young artists are welcome to join their parent or guardian to deliver their work, they are not required to. Any adult who is dropping off more than one work of art will be asked to fill out a registration form for each work of art. This downloadable form can be filled out before you arrive to deliver the art work, or you can fill it out at your drop off location in the areas provided.


*Please do not drop off artwork before or after these established times. We will not be able guarantee that works dropped off at other times will be included in the exhibition. You may send your child’s artwork with another adult that you authorize to assume responsibility of your child’s work.




Illustrated Lecture with Daniel Jones


Illustrated Lecture

The United States Colored Troops and Boundless by Stephen Hayes with Daniel Jones, CAM Cultural Curator

Sunday, August 7, 2-3 PM

$10 suggested Donation


Daniel Jones, CAMs Cultural Curator will give an illustrated lecture focused on the research collected over the past year on the lives and narratives of United States Colored Troop soldiers.




Connections Tour


Tour

Connections Monday

Monday, August 8, 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.



CAM thanks the Champion McDowell Davis Charitable Foundation for their generous support of the Connections program.




Mary's Art Explorers


Mary's Art Explorers

Summer Song

Thursday, August 11, 2022, 10-11 AM

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

Children 2 and under: free


Inspired by our featured story Summer Song, we will celebrate the colors of summer! We will look for examples of summer inside our exhibitions, then create collages using some of our favorite images of summertime.


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!




Galleries After Dark with Susan Nuttall


Galleries After Dark

Susan Nuttall: Looking at Donald Sultan in the 20 Years Exhibition

Thursday, August 11, 2022, 7 PM

Free with museum admission


Susan serves on the board of the Carolina Beach Mural Project. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, Susan studied Commercial Art and Advertising at Utah State University. In 1996, she started Creative Art by Susan Nuttall, a company specializing in commissioned artwork incorporating oils, textured mix media, and encaustic paintings along with original murals. Her need to create heavy textured artwork started when her grandfather went blind. Susan lives at Carolina Beach where her paintings are inspired from photos taken during her many travels around the world.




Museum School Open House


Museum School

Open House

Saturday, August 13, 2022, 11 AM-2 PM


Open house for Museum School classes and workshops for the Fall 2022 Session (September 6-December 2).




Kids State of the Art


Kids State of the Art

Exhibition Opening and Free Community Day

Saturday, August 20, 2022, 10 AM-5 PM

Museum and exhibitions free and open to the public


Come enjoy the opening of the first Kids State of the Art. View works of children ages 5 to 17 that were submitted to CAM and partnering organizations. Enjoy interactive art activities, live performances, and a celebration of young artists and their collective creativity. All of CAM’s exhibitions and programs will be free and open to the public!




Mary's Art Explorers


Mary's Art Explorers

Goodbye Preschool, Hello Kindergarten

Thursday, August 25, 2022, 10-11 AM

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

Children 2 and under: free


It’s a special time of year, and many of our Art Explorer friends or their siblings will be starting Kindergarten (or other school grades)! We will read Goodbye Preschool, Hello Kindergarten and talk about all the exciting things that come with growing up. We will create ‘back to school’ crafts that we can give our teachers or other people we love.


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!




Forward Motion Dance


Dance

A Preview: Forward Motion Dance Arts in Motion 2022

Sunday, August 28, 2022, 2-3 PM

CAM Members & students: $10; Not Yet Members: $12


Forward Motion Dance will bring a preview event of their new and recent choreography to CAM. Enjoy dance performances with live music and film as the artists interact with the audience through discussion and audience questions.


Forward Motion Dance Company, Inc., is a Wilmington, NC, based non-profit 501(c)(3) dance organization whose mission is to provide local and regional communities with quality modern contemporary dance and education in the art of dance, as well as enhance the local arts community by providing performance opportunities for area dancers and performance artists.




Resilience Screening


Screening

Resilience Community Screening and Boundless Public Tour

Friday, September 2, 2022

12-1 PM Film Screening

1-1:30 PM Gallery Tour


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 gallery tour with a focus on resiliency themes.


The CAM offers free screenings of Resilience on the first Friday of each month (unless there is a holiday and then it moves to the second Friday). Feel free to grab lunch at the CAM café, or bring your own lunch!


No fee and no registration necessary.




Mary's Art Explorers


Mary's Art Explorers

Goodbye Preschool, Hello Kindergarten

Thursday, September 8, 2022, 10-11 AM

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

Children 2 and under: free


Learn all about artist Sonia Delaunay and her love of art and color! We will read Sonia Delaunay: A Life of Color, then be inspired by all of the colorful works of art we find on display in the galleries. We will create our own works of art using bold shapes and colors in creative ways.


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!




Connections Tour


Tour

Connections Monday

Monday, September 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.




Master Class with Stephen Hayes


Museum School

Visiting Artist: Stephen Hayes

Saturday, September 17, 2022, 10 AM-4 PM

CAM Members: $144; Non-Members: $180


Join Boundless creator and Duke professor Stephen Hayes for this rare opportunity to explore the creative process of sculpture using found materials. In addition to Boundless, Hayes' recent CAM solo show Voices of Future’s Past was both a critical and popular success that examined social and economic themes impacting the African American experience expressed through sculpture, assemblage and textile work. Hayes was also recently accepted into Kehinde Wiley’s prestigious Black Rock artist in residency program in Senegal.


This Master Class is truly a once in a lifetime chance to gain insight and inspiration from an amazing artist in an intimate setting.




Volunteer Open House


Volunteer Open House

Tuesday, September 20, 2022, 2 PM

Free


Opportunities for volunteers – ongoing and event-based - are presented with small bites and refreshments. Members of CAM Staff may attend to discuss needs for their departments.




Mary's Art Explorers


Mary's Art Explorers

Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn

Thursday, September 22, 2022, 10-11 AM

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

Children 2 and under: free


It’s the first day of Autumn, let’s celebrate! We will read Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn and talk about the differences between the seasons. We’ll create paintings using fall colors, and unconventional painting and printing materials.


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!




Coffee with the Shop Artists


Museum Shop

Coffee with the Shop Artists

Thursday, September 22, 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 nibbles make the conversation even better.




American Sign Language Tour


Tour

American Sign Language Tour

Saturday, September 24, 2022, 11 AM-12 PM

Free with museum admission


Take a public tour through CAM's current exhibitions with an American Sign Language interpreter.




Resilience Screening


Screening

Resilience Community Screening and Boundless Public Tour

Friday, October 7, 2022

12-1 PM Film Screening

1-1:30 PM Gallery Tour


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 gallery tour with a focus on resiliency themes.


The CAM offers free screenings of Resilience on the first Friday of each month (unless there is a holiday and then it moves to the second Friday). Feel free to grab lunch at the CAM café, or bring your own lunch!


No fee and no registration necessary.




Spanish Language Tour


Tour

Spanish Language Tour

Saturday, October 8, 2022, 11 AM-12 PM

Free with museum admission




Wilmington Symphony Youth Orchestra


Concert

Wilmington Symphony Youth Orchestra

Sunday, October 9, 2022, 2-3 PM

Adults: $10; Children ages 17 & under: free


Listen to a selection of works inspired by the students’ tour through the 20 Years Exhibition




Connections Tour


Tour

Connections Monday

Monday, October 10, 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

Art Explorers at Airlie Gardens

Thursday, October 13, 2022, 10-11 AM

Child (Age 4-12): $3; Adult (Age 13+): $9; Military (ID required): $5

New Hanover County Resident (ID required): $5

Children 2 and under: free


Art Explorers is going on a field trip! Join us at Airlie Gardens with Miss Georgia from the Cameron Art Museum.


Did you know that bats are the only mammal on earth that can truly fly? Learn all about the adaptations that make bats so special and find out what kinds of bats live here in NC! We will read Bats on the Beach and create our own bats using arts and crafts supplies.


Garden admission included with this program.


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!




Mary's Art Explorers


Mary's Art Explorers

Art Explorers at Airlie Gardens

Thursday, October 27, 2022, 10-11 AM

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

Children 2 and under: free


Halloween is right around the corner – get into the spirit with our book Room on the Broom about a kind witch and her animal friends. We will make Halloween arts and crafts and of course, costumes are encouraged!


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!




Gala 60 Years Celebration





Art • Community • Love

CAM 60 Years Gala

Satruday, November 12, 2022, 6-11 PM

Gala Tickets: $300

Raffle Tickets: $200


Cameron Art Museum

3201 South 17th Street

Wilmington, NC 28412


Black Tie Optional


CLICK HERE to learn more




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


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


August


4 Laura McLean

6 Michaela Haley

11 Duke of Uke

13 Bill Alston

18 Champ Saint-Ahmand

20 Perry Smith

25 Bill Alston

27 Roger Davis


September


1 Kelly G

3 Roger Davis

8 Ron & Luis

10 Raphael Namé

15 Front Porch Band

17 Josh Youse

22 Champ Saint-Ahmand

24 Perry Smith

29 Laura McLean


October


1 Double Cherry Pie

6 Nick Black

8 Josh Youse

13 Michaela Haley

15 Raphael Namé

20 Hank Barbee

22 Perry Smith

27 Ken Schnedetz

29 Ron & Luis


Illustration of Michaela Haley by Haley Branner, 2022






Upcoming Programs


Illustrated Lecture: The United States Colored Tro

Sunday, 8/7/2022
2:00PM-3:00PM  

Connections Monday

Monday, 8/8/2022
10:00AM-12:00AM  

Public Tour

Wednesday, 8/10/2022
1:30PM-2:00PM  

Mary's Art Explorers

Thursday, 8/11/2022
10:00AM-12:00AM  

Live Music at CAM Café: Duke of Uke

Thursday, 8/11/2022
6:00PM-8:00PM  

Galleries after Dark with Susan Nuttall

Thursday, 8/11/2022
7:00PM-8:00PM