Featured Programs and Events



Lien Truong

CAM Members Only - Free for Members

Wednesday, August 26 at 10 AM

Mark your calendar now for Conversations: Lien Truong. Join Deputy Director Heather Wilson as she interviews Lien via Zoom about her work The Peril of Angel's Breath, which will be in CAM's upcoming exhibition She Persists. Lien Truong’s practice examines social, cultural, and political history, exploring the influences that form belief systems and notions of heritage.



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


Come Hear NC

Ernest Turner Trio

on Thelonious Monk

Postponed - Please Stay Tuned

Award-winning and GRAMMY-nominated pianist and composer Ernest Turner brings Kevin Beardsley on bass and Jeremy ‘Bean’ Clemons on drums to kick-off Cameron Art Museum’s new six-part Come Hear NC series with a spotlight on the music of Thelonious Monk. Ernest Turner’s professional career has spanned 20 years and has included performances and recordings with some of the biggest names in jazz and pop music, including Delfeayo Marsalis, John Legend, Raphael Saadiq, and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra. His latest album, “My Americana” (2019), offers an understated “ode to black American music” rooted in an innovative reimagination of pieces by Stevie Wonder, Fats Waller, and others, alongside original compositions. Turner placed second in the 2019 Jacksonville Jazz Piano Competition, and his trio was selected as the winner of the 2019 DCJazzPrix Competition.

“The most important jazz musicians are the ones who are successful in creating their own original world of music with its own rules, logic, and surprises. Thelonious Monk, who was criticized by observers who failed to listen to his music on its own terms, suffered through a decade of neglect before he was suddenly acclaimed as a genius; his music had not changed one bit in the interim. In fact, one of the more remarkable aspects of Monk’s music was that it was fully formed by 1947 and he saw no need to alter his playing or compositional style in the slightest during the next 25 years.” - Scott Yanow, Jazz Historian, Reviewer, Author

concerts at cam


Charlotte Munn-Wood

Postponed - Please Stay Tuned

Violinist Charlotte Munn-Wood, an outspoken proponent of experimental sounds and expression, plays a concert of music for solo violin (plus singing, vocalizing, electronics, and other fun accessories). She is an active chamber musician, commissioner, curator, and teacher in New York City and beyond. Munn-Wood has collaborated as a soloist and chamber musician with composers Sampo Haapamöki, Georg Friedrich Haas, Sam Pluta, Zae Munn, Emily Praetorius, Sid Richardson, Halldór Smárason, Dan Trueman, and Icli Zitella. This performance includes work written for Munn-Wood: Signs of the Apocolypse (2017) Icli Zitella (written for CM-W), Philtre (1997) Liza Lim, and The Curious One (2011) Carla Kihlstedt.



Opera Wilmington: The Great American Songbook

Postponed - Please Stay Tuned

Join Opera Wilmington at CAM for a tuneful take on the Great American Songbook. Seven of Opera Wilmington's favorite singers will perform songs that have endured in the popular repertoire for decades. They will also pay tribute to the late Philip Furia who, with the help of his wife Laurie Patterson, brought so many stories behind the songs to WHQR listeners through his daily segments on George Scheibner's Standard Time jazz hour. WHQR's George Scheibner will MC the show; featuring Nancy King, Rusty Kling, Lynn O'Connell, Michael Rallis, Carl Samet, Sarah Wells, and Bob Workmon. We Know you'll enjoy this :Great" show and be reminded of why these American standards have remained in the heads and hearts of many music lovers!

Held in collaboration with Cameron Art Museum. CAM Café will have a cash bar and light bites for purchase beginning at 3:30 PM



John Brown Quintet

Please Stay Tuned

John Brown is an accomplished and renowned bassist, composer, educator and actor who performs actively as a leader and as a sideman. He has a Grammy nomination for his performance and co-writing on Nnenna Freelon’s 1996 Concord release, “Shaking Free” among his accolades. Closing out the concert series with flair and fanfare in addition to being his first jazz series appearance, Brown will be joined by CAM jazz series favorites Brian Miller on saxophones and Andrew Berinson on piano, with Evan Roberson on trombone and Orlandus Perry on drums. John currently serves as Director of the Jazz Program and Associate Professor of the Practice of Music at Duke University and has served on the faculties of the UNC Chapel Hill, NC State University, NC Central University and Guilford College (NC). Brown took piano lessons and began studying the bass at a young age, performing with the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra (NC) at age 13, and playing Principal Bass with that orchestra and performing with the Florence Symphony (SC) while still in high school. Brown is a graduate of the School of Music at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and the School of Law at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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

Art Explorer Thursdays

Thursday, 8/13/2020

Live @ CAM: All Tuned Up

Thursday, 8/13/2020

Guided Meditation on Facebook Live

Monday, 8/17/2020

Art and Social Justice: Willie Cole

Wednesday, 8/19/2020

Art Explorer Thursdays

Thursday, 8/20/2020

Live@CAM: Roger Davis

Thursday, 8/20/2020