Featured Programs and Events



Jazz at CAM


Jazz@CAM

Series 2021-22

First Thursday of Every Month, 6:30-8 PM

CFJS/CAM Members: $25; Non-Membes: $30
Students w/valid ID: $15; Military w/ID: $15


CAM announces its 11th year of Jazz@CAM featuring the best local and regional jazz. This series is presented in partnership with Cape Fear Jazz Society.




Art Explorers The Snowy Day


Art Explorers

The Snowy Day with Halyburton Park

Thursday, December 9, 2021, 10-11 AM

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

Adults and children 2 and under: free


Brrrrr, time to play with snow! We will read The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats and get into a wintery mood. Guest educator Jessica Stitt from Halyburton Park will show us how to make fake snow, and we will create our own snowy landscapes using cotton, tissue paper and craft supplies.


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!




Minnie Evans Birthday Celebration


Minnie Evans 129th Birthday Celebration

Sunday, December 12, 2021, 11 AM-3 PM


In honor of Minnie Evan’s 129th Birthday, the Wilmington Symphony Youth Orchestra Chamber ensembles will perform works of music inspired by her works of art. Cameron Art Museum supplied five of Minnie Evans’s artworks to inspire the orchestra. The WSO has commissioned local composer, and former WSYO student, Algernon (AJ) Robinson, to write a composition for quartet honoring her many works of art.


Cameron Art Museum will also display the artwork that inspired the musical selections being played at this very special event and special tours of the work with CAM Executive Director Anne Brennan will be offered at 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM.


CAM education staff invites visitors to create a Minnie Evans inspired ornament in the CAM courtyard from 11 AM-12:30 PM.


Born in Pender County, Minnie Evans spent her life in the Wilmington area. Many of Minnie Evans’s works were inspired by the plants at the Airlie Gardens and her compositions were mostly abstractions blending nature with the face of God. Her work is known for highly charged color and meticulous symmetry and is often compared to Buddhist mandala paintings.


In 1934, Ms. Evans said she had a vision from God, who told her she must draw and paint. By the mid '50's she was painting in oil and in 1961, she had her first formal exhibit at the Little Gallery, the predecessor to St. John's. In 1962, she met New York photographer Nina Howell Starr. In 1966, Mrs. Starr helped arrange exhibits of her work at the Church of the Epiphany and St. Clements Episcopal Church in New York. From that time on she was featured in shows all over the country and overseas. Her works are found in major museums and many private collections, including the Smithsonian American Art Museum. She was recently featured in the international Outsider Art Fair. CAM is home to the Minnie Evans Study Center and is committed to preserving and researching her life and work.



Wilmington Symphony Orchestra Second Sundays at CAM


Wilmington Symphony Orchestra

Minnie Evans 129th Birthday Concert

Sunday, December 12, 2021, 2 PM

Adult: $10; Students and children 19 and under: Free


“We talk of heaven, we think everything is going to be white. But I believe we’re going to have the beautiful rainbow colors.” – Minnie Evans


In honor of Minnie Evan’s 129th Birthday, the Wilmington Symphony Youth Orchestra Chamber ensembles will perform works of music inspired by her works of art. Many of her works were inspired by the plants at the Arlie Gardens and her compositions were mostly abstractions blending nature with the face of God. Her work is known for highly charged color and meticulous symmetry and is often compared to Buddhist mandala paintings. The WSO has commissioned local composer, and former WSYO student, Algernon (AJ) Robinson, to write a composition for quartet honoring her many works of art.


Cameron Art Museum will also display the artwork that inspired the musical selections being played at this very special event.




Art Explorers How the Grinch Stole Christmas


Art Explorers

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Thursday, December 23, 2021, 10-11 AM

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

Adults and 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 Eve’s eve 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!




Floating Lantern Ceremony


In-Person Event

Floating Lantern Ceremony

Sunday, January 9, 2022, 4-7 PM

Lantern Sleeves: $12 ($15 on January 9) at CAM Museum Shop


We all have individual reasons to create our own Floating Lantern . . . to honor someone who is a dear friend, to memorialize a cherished family member or treasure a special moment experienced during the year. CAM’s Floating Lantern Ceremony returns to an in-person event this year. Visit CAM on January 9 and join others at CAM’s Reflection Pond in an expression of Remembrance, Reflection and Gratitude. CAM admission applies to all indoor exhibitions (January 9 is last day for Illumination) but there is no charge to attend the Floating Lantern Ceremony. Live music near the pond and hot chocolate, beverages and light food service available from CAM Café.


Lantern Sleeves sales start today! Gathering with friends or family over Thanksgiving? It’s a great time to decorate your lantern sleeve and be ready for the Floating Lantern Ceremony on January 9, 2022. Lantern sleeves are on sale now at CAM Museum Shop for $12 ($15 on January 9).




An Afternoon with Mary D. Williams


USCT Public Program Series

An Afternoon with Mary D. Williams

Sunday, January 16, 2022, 2 PM

CAM Members: $16; Non-Members: $20; Students: $12


Join us as musician, educator, and historian Mary D. Williams explores the legacy of the USCT through song. Williams has performed and provided her voice to the soundtrack of Blood Done Sign My Name (February 2010). She has also performed at the North Carolina State Capitol and has been featured on Dick Gordon’s The Story, as well as on National Public Radio. Williams is both a scholar and a musician, whose breathtaking voice takes listeners on a journey through time.


Photo by Sandra Davidson from the North Carolina Arts Council


This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.


National Endowment for the Arts






In-person Event

Design NC

Friday, May 6, 2022


The Cameron Art Museum’s springtime fundraiser is back! On May 6th, join us at the CAM as Design NC celebrates the exuberance of lifestyle in design. Enjoy engaging presentations from neo-traditionalist interior designer Ashley Whittaker, renowned ceramicist Christopher Spitzmiller and tastemaker and author Frances Schultz. A beautiful luncheon will also take place in the CAM courtyard along with book signings by all three authors throughout the day. As this event will take place in person, the CAM will be following any CDC guidelines for safe gathering practices.







Upcoming Programs


Gentle Yoga with Steve Unger

Wednesday, 12/8/2021
9:00AM-10:00AM  

December 8 - 15th: Make Week

Wednesday, 12/8/2021
10:00AM-5:00PM  

Public Tour

Wednesday, 12/8/2021
1:30PM-2:00PM  

Evening Life Drawing – session 2

Wednesday, 12/8/2021
6:30PM-9:00PM  

Art Explorers - The Snowy Day with Halyburton Park

Thursday, 12/9/2021
10:00AM-11:00AM  

Live @ CAM: Bill Alston

Thursday, 12/9/2021
6:00PM-8:00PM