Featured Programs and Events



Art Explorers The Art Lesson


Art Explorers

The Art Lesson

Thursday, May 26, 2022, 10-11 AM

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

Adults and children 2 and under: free


We will read The Art Lesson by Tomie dePaolo and look at the hundred of works of art on display in our State of the Art exhibition. We will talk about all the different ways you can make art, then create our own mini masterpiece using drawing and craft 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!




Closing the Gap


Educator Resources

Closing the Gap with Arts Integration: Professional Development Workshop for Educators and Parents of Students in Grades K-8

Thursday, June 2, 2022, 11 AM-2 PM

Free for all educators in Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, Duplin, New Hanover, Pender, Onslow, and Sampson counties


Deepen your understanding of CAM’s USCT public sculpture Boundless through the lens of history, movement, and theatre. Learn what arts integration is and how you can employ it in your classroom.


These workshops are designed to teach educators how to use the arts to teach core curriculum and help close the achievement gap through active learning strategies that engage all learners.


Workshop: Discover History Through Dance

How can we as teachers and artists find connection to our community's history, present and future through the Boundless installation? How can movement express the story of the soldiers?


Workshop participants will delve into the artistic process of creating Boundless. Broadhead will present the choreographic process in creating a dance work to honor the bravery and contributions of the USCT. Movement is encouraged to engage and educate, therefore, gaining a more in depth understanding of the American Civil War, and the fight for freedom by the USCT.


The workshop will explore the power of embracing the senses to embody movement, history, and education. For the last 20+ years, Lesa R. Broadhead, Director of Dance Theatre of DREAMS, has been embracing storytelling through dance. She has researched historical events from the American Civil War to the Jewish Holocaust, and created dance works to educate and emphasize the need to understand the past so as not to repeat.


Mrs. Broadhead’s dance works have been sponsored throughout the US, including by the Embassy of Israel and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC, as well as the Cameron Arts Museum with the unveiling of Stephen Hayes’ Boundless.


Boundless Tour and Discussion: Explore the sculpture and grounds with Cultural Curator Daniel Jones. Discuss grade level connections to the history of North Carolina and discover the research taking place on the stories of the USCT descendants.


Lunch and Linger: Enjoy a boxed lunch from CAM Café and learn about CAM resources and upcoming events. Spend time networking with fellow educators or tour the galleries with CAM Education staff.


CEUs: New Hanover, Onslow, Pender, and Sampson countries. Participating educators will receive a certificate of completion to submit to their respective counties for CEU credit consideration.




Resilience Screening


Screening

Resilience Community Screening and Gallery Talk

Friday, June 3, 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.




Kids at CAM Faith Ringgold Quilts


Kids@CAM

Faith Ringgold Quilts

Saturday, June 4, 2022, 10 AM-12 PM

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

Adults and children 2 and under: free


Celebrate Faith Ringgold’s classic Tar Beach! View her story quilt in person. Inspired by her words and images, we will create our own story quilts using fabric and markers. Unleash your imagination in new ways and tell your own summertime story!


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.




Virtual Conversations with SOTA Artists


Virtual Conversations

State of the Art Artists

Wednesday, June 8, 2022, 6-7 PM

Free; Pre-registration required


Join us online as we talk with some of the artists from across the state in State of the Art/ Art of the State.




Art Explorers The Museum


Art Explorers

The Museum

Thursday, June 9, 2022, 10-11 AM

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

Adults and children 2 and under: free


Inspired by our featured story The Museum, we will explore the museum in silly ways, acting like what we see, reacting to what we see, and talking about what we see. We will create our own mini-masterpieces 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!




Port City Music Festival


Concert

14th Annual Port City Music Festival

Thursday, June 9, 2022, 7 PM

Free


Founded in 2009 by cellist and conductor Stephen Framil and Wilmington artist Christine Farley, the 14th Annual Port City Music Festival 2022 is a summer concert series committed to the highest quality of performance, and making the experience of great music accessible to all. Artists Luigi Mazzocchi, Violinist, Sarah Sutton, Violist, Stephen Framil, Cellist, Kyle Engler, Mezzo-Soprano, and Daniel Lau, Pianist will perform in the Weyerhaeuser Reception Hall.




Illustrated Lecture with Daniel Ackermann


Illustrated Lecture

Daniel Ackermann, Curator from Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts

Thursday, June 16, 2022, 6 PM>

CAM Members: $15; Non-Members: $20


Daniel Ackermann from the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts explores the work in Design Through Time: A Continuing Dialogue. Ackermann is Chief Curator and Director of Collections, Research, and Archaeology at Old Salem Museums & Gardens and the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA). Daniel has curated a wide range of exhibits at the museum including Black and White all Mix’d Together: The Hidden Legacy of Enslaved Craftsmen and Our Spirited Ancestors: The Decorative Art of Drink. As curator of MESDA Daniel has also managed the renovation and reinstallation of the Museum’s study galleries and oversaw the addition of two new self-guided galleries. He serves as the American secretary for the Regional Furniture Society of Great Britain. Daniel began his career at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York where he was the Tiffany & Co. Foundation Curatorial Intern in American Decorative Arts.




Speak Ya Peace


Spoken Word

Speak Ya Peace: Juneteenth Celebration

Sunday, June 19, 2022, 2-5 PM


The Juneteenth Committee of Wilmington will host an afternoon of celebration with spoken word, music, and dance. Juneteenth recognizes African American freedom and emphasizes education and achievement. Hear from poets, writers and organizations in our community, sample local flavors from food trucks, and come dressed in African inspired attire. It's a time for communities to come together for reflection and rejoicing.




Art Explorers Tar Beach


Art Explorers

Tar Beach

Thursday, June 23, 2022, 10-11 AM

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

Adults and children 2 and under: free


We will read the award-winning Faith Ringgold classic Tar Beach in front of the original art work! We create our own marker drawings on fabric to tell our own stories.


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!




Cabaret with Tori Thomas


Concert

An Evening of Cabaret
featuring Tori Thomas

Thursday, June 23, 2022, 6:30-7:30 PM

CAM Members: $12; Non-Members: $17


Join us for an evening of jazz standards and cabaret favorites fit to a voice and piano, including favorites such as: Funny Valentine, I Loves You Progy, and What a Little Moonlight Can Do.




Resilience Screening


Screening

Resilience Community Screening and Gallery Talk

Friday, July 1, 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.




Art Explorers Pigasso and Mootisse


Art Explorers

When Pigasso met Mootisee

Thursday, July 14, 2022, 10-11 AM

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

Adults and children 2 and under: free


Learn about artists, animals and friendship when we read When Pigasso Met Mootisse. We will see modern art in our State of the Art exhibition, then create our own "modern art messes" using watered down paint.


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!




Illustrated Lecture with Brian Evans


Illustrated Lecture

History of Seagrove with Brian Evans

Thursday, July 21, 2022, 7 PM

Free with museum admission


Ceramist Brian Evans will discuss Seagrove, the jewel that we have in southeastern North Carolina for working potters. Evans will discuss the development of Seagrove and the lives of artists like Ben Owen, supported by the soil where they live and work.




Art Explorers with Airlie Gardens


Art Explorers

Airlie Gardens

Thursday, July 28, 2022, 10-11 AM

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

Adults and children 2 and under: free


Join us at the Cameron Art Museum with special guests NHC Parks and Gardens educators! Enjoy science and art together – learn from our guest educators and create artwork inspired by their lessons.


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!




Book Buzz with Luc Travers


Book Buzz

Luc Travers and Stories in Paint: 50 Moving Artworks from American Museums

Saturday, July 30, 2022, 1-2:30 PM

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


Join Luc Travers for the release of his new book, Stories in Paint: 50 Moving Artworks from American Museums. In his book, Luc shares paintings with dramatic, poignant, and meaningful stories while demonstrating a powerful method to make the visual arts more interactive and engaging for everyone. During a thirty-minute slideshow presentation, Luc will share some of his favorite artworks from the book as well as some of the distinctive touches that make it innovative. Following the presentation there'll be time for questions, discussion, and book signing. Your registration includes a complimentary glass of wine, beer, or sparkling water.


This book is for everyone, from art novices to life-long art lovers, from young families to retirees. This large coffee-table art book features 50 beautiful images, and more information about the book can be found at Luc's website: www.TouchingTheArt.com. Luc Travers is the author of Touching The Art: A guide to Enjoying Art at an Art Museum. He received his B.A. in Art History from the University of Memphis. Since 2005, he has taught and created curriculum in art appreciation and literature for students of all levels. Along with teaching in the classroom and online, Luc has shared his passion for art through tours at dozens of museums all over the country.




Dance Cooperative


The Dance Cooperative

An evening of Dance at CAM

Thursday, August 18, 2022, 6:30 PM

Admission: $20


Join The Dance Cooperative as they celebrate 20 years! A special evening of dance will be presented by choreographers Nancy Podrasky Carson, Sue Meier, Kate Muhlstein and Linda Webb. There will be a variety of pieces including dance films and will represent modern, ballet, contemporary, and jazz styles of dance.


The Dance Cooperative is a non-profit 501(c)3. The Dance Cooperative is committed to nurturing the dance community by providing affordable classes and performance opportunities for those under-served artistically, culturally, and economically in the greater Wilmington area. For more information on The Dance Cooperative, please visit www.thedancecooperative.org




Weekly Programs



Gentle Yoga


Gentle Yoga with Steve Unger

Tuesdays from 9-10 AM

Suggested Donation: $5


Join Steve Unger in the galleries for a Gentle yoga practice. This is an all levels one-hour practice, ideally suited for the beginner. No experience required - just bring a mat!




Public Tours


Public Tours

Wednesdays at 1:30 PM

Free with museum admission




Flow Yoga


Flow Yoga with Kim Gargiulo

Fridays from 8:30-9:30 AM

Suggested Donation: $10


Kim Gargiulo, RYT, has been teaching yoga classes for over 12 years. She enjoys teaching and practicing vinyasa yoga where each pose organically flows into the next, incorporating breath with movement. The overarching goal of yoga, to Kim, is to unite the body, mind and spirit.




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


May


21 Michaela Haley

26 Ken Schnedetz

28 Roger Davis


June


2 Ron & Luis

4 Bill Alston

9 Roger Davis

11 Ken Schnedetz

16 Josh Youse

18 Front Porch Band

23 Kelly G

25 Roger Davis

30 Perry Smith


July


2 Raphael Namé

7 Ken Schnedetz

9 Ron & Luis

14 Roger Davis

16 Raphael Namé

21 Perry Smith

28 Josh Youse


Illustration by Haley Branner, 2021






Upcoming Programs


Sun & Shade: En Plein Air

Saturday, 5/21/2022
9:00AM-4:00PM  

Tile Making

Saturday, 5/21/2022
10:00AM-1:00PM  

Ink Making Workshop

Saturday, 5/21/2022
10:00AM-4:00PM  

Live Music at CAM Café: Michaela Haley

Saturday, 5/21/2022
11:30AM-1:30PM  

Ink Making Workshop

Sunday, 5/22/2022
10:00AM-4:00PM  

AM Life Drawing

Monday, 5/23/2022
9:30AM-12:00PM