On View


A Time When Art Is Everywhere – teamLab

August 25, 2018 through October 20, 2019 (extended)

We do not see any separation between us and the world: the two form a whole.
- teamLab

Dreamlike landscapes, fantasized fauna and flora and creatures of the sea are reimagined in this visual and immersive experience presented by the art collective teamLab. A dynamic collaborative of over 500 artists, programmers, engineers, CG animators, mathematicians and architects make up the teamLab team. They aim to explore new relationships between humans and nature, and between oneself and the world through art. Each of the three installations in A Time When Art is Everywhere is a journey in itself: playful, poetic and hypnotic, transporting the visitor to an enchanted and colorful world.

Artwork courtesy of teamLab and Pace Gallery


Along the Eastern Sea Road: Hiroshige’s Fifty-three Stations of the Tōkaidō 

August 25, 2018 through September 22, 2019 (extended)

Master printmaker Utagawa Hiroshige’s Fifty-Three Stations of the Tōkaidō is among the most celebrated works of Japanese art. This series depicts the spectacular landscapes and fascinating characters encountered on the journey from Edo (now Tokyo) to the imperial capital of Kyoto. The Tōkaidō road was the most-traveled route between these two important cities, figuring heavily into popular Japanese art and culture in the mid-1800s. Cameron Art Museum presents the complete set of 55 prints from Hiroshige’s oban series, known as the Upright Tōkaidō, created in 1855.

Featured artwork is from CAM’s permanent collection.


Minnie Clyde Annie Vollis

March 29, 2019 through September 22, 2019

Work by Minnie Evans, Clyde Jones, Annie Hooper, and Vollis Simpson has been labeled outsider art, visionary, intuitive, self-taught, naďve, art brut, or raw. Their work eludes classification – not influenced by the art world or the art market, it is wrought by a searing drive to communicate through deeply personal expression. For Minnie, it springs from her visions and spirituality; for Annie, from a pious fervor essential to her very survival; for Clyde, initially a recuperative activity, his sculptures now connect him with children and, for Vollis, what started as creation of windmills for power turned into production of whirligigs for wonder.

Featured artwork is from CAM’s permanent collection, private collections, and the Gregg Museum of Art & Design, North Carolina State University.



The Eye Learns - Modernist prints from the Louis Belden Collection

October 22, 2019 - April 26, 2020

In 2017 Cameron Art Museum was given an unprecedented bequest of works of art from San Francisco art collector, Louis Belden. The collection of prints offers an endless range of expression, experimentation and expansion of the terrain of postwar modernism. CAM is proud to present 135 modernist prints that includes original artworks from the leading artists, the change-makers, the radicals, the early modernist European expats, seeking asylum in this country, who shaped the course of visual art in the 20th century. Among others, artists in the exhibition will include Josef Albers, Helen Frankenthaler, Wayne Thiebaud, Richard Diebenkorn, Ellsworth Kelly, Robert Rauschenberg.

Featured work is from CAM’s permanent collection.


Structure in Space and Time - Photography by Phil Freelon

October 22, 2019 - April 26, 2020

Throughout his prodigious career, award-winning architect Phil Freelon (American, 1953-2019) found photography essential to his design vision and creative process: Photography is one of the vehicles that I use to share my view of the world. As an Architect, the expression of Structure is central to my design process, bringing a sense of order to the final composition. These photographs examine the Structure that exists all around us — both in the natural and built environment. Behind the lens, I seek to capture those fragments of space and time that invite closer examination.

Everyone at CAM is deeply saddened by the passing of Phil Freelon on July 9, 2019. If you would like to honor his legacy you may make contributions to the North Star Church of the Arts.

CAM wishes to thank Craven Allen Gallery and Ben Alper for their generous support of this exhibition.


Illumination 2019

December 7, 2019 - January 12, 2020

Returning for the fifth year, Illumination draws inspiration from traditional lantern festivals, marking the transitional moment of the season’s change and year’s end, reflecting on the past while creating energy and hope for the future. Cameron Art Museum recognizes the crucial role of artists and art in creating an exceptional quality of life for a community. Artists are invited to submit proposals of original designs for this one- of-a-kind exhibition.

AWARDS: $2,500 in Cash prizes. 1st place: $1,500; 2nd place: $750; 3rd place $250. Top three award winners receive a special lantern prize and two floating lanterns in their honor. Floating Lantern Ceremony will be held at CAM on Sunday, January 12, 2020

While You're Here..

  • Stroll through the ART PARK with sculptures by Charlie Brouwer, Clyde Jones, Vollis Simpson, Mel Chin and Dixon Stetler located throughout.

  • Take an up close look at Cameron Art Museum's whirly-gig by Vollis Simpson.

  • Visit the historic Forks Road Civil War Site. Walk along the only remaining vestige of historic Federal Point Road, the primary thoroughfare in the 1860s from Fort Fisher to Wilmington. See a reconstruction of the Confederate revetments which originally spanned a course of five miles from the Cape Fear River to present-day Hugh MacRae Park. On the NC Civil War Trails marker, read about the Forks Road battle on February 20-12, 1865 fought victoriously by 1600 United States Colored Troops, contributing to the Fall of Wilmington on February 22, 1865.

  • Enjoy a stroll along the pond and through the NATURE TRAILS located on the 9.3 acres of the museum campus. The trail winds its way from the museum front door north to our historic woodlands. On the trail you will observe native plant and animal life. Also walk along the FRUIT GROVE planted in 2011 in honor of Paul W. Phillips, CAM's Senior Security Guard. The orchard contains white and black muscadine grapes, peach, pear, fig, apple, plum and blueberry plantings.

  • PICNIC AREAS located throughout Pyramid Park. Ride your bike over to the museum and grab lunch at CAM Cafe to enjoy at the picnic tables.