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Louise Wells Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, NCThe Louise Wells Cameron Art Museum, the pinnacle of visual arts in Southeastern North Carolina, opened its new facility in April 2002 and is located at the intersection of Independence Blvd. and 17th Street in Wilmington. The Cameron Art Museum is the only institution in the United States dedicated primarily to collecting, preserving, and exhibiting the art of North Carolina.

This 42,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility –designed by noted architect Charles Gwathmey—features a permanent collection of North Carolina and American art from the 18th century to the present, as well as the color prints of Mary Cassatt. Also featured are a sculpture garden, “The Forks” restaurant, Pancoe Art Education Center and expansive museum shop. Ongoing at the Cameron Art Museum are temporary exhibitions, educational and outreach programs and invitational exhibitions for the region’s artists.

The museum’s Pancoe Art Education Center houses studio spaces offering a wide variety of activities as well as a student art gallery and outdoor classroom and ceramic kiln area. The museum’s 10-acre campus also features recently restored Confederate defensive mounds built during the battle of Forks Road in the last days of the Civil War, which preceded the fall of Wilmington and, soon after, surrender of the Confederate armies.

Opening Sept. 10

Three Simultaneous Exhibitions Exploring Folk and Outsider Art

Self-taught, or “outsider,” artists represent one of the most popular, and powerful, forms of artwork collected today. At a preview reception on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2004 the Cameron Art Museum unveils three simultaneous exhibitions featuring a provocative selection of American folk, visionary, self-taught and outsider art.

An extensive selection of educational programming –including a partnership concert with the Chambers Society of Wilmington-- has been scheduled in conjunction with these exhibitions and is provided below.

A preview reception for the exhibitions will be held 7-9pm Thursday, Sept. 9. Admission is $15 for members and $20 for the general public and includes hors d’oeuvres. Cash bar is available.

September 1, 2003-Bob's Fresh Fish displayed in museum shop during the Exploring Folk and Outsider Art Exhibitions, September 9, 2004 through November 14, 2004. Directions and Map to Cameron Art Museum.

For More Information Contact:

Bob Lawrence
1215 Cool Springs Road/Sanford/NC27330
Tel: 919-774-4355
FAX: 919-775-4103
Internet: rplawrence@alltel.net

 

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