The 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
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
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
For More Information Contact:
1215 Cool Springs Road/Sanford/NC27330