July First Friday – Meet the Artists!

Come to CAM for an extra special First Friday celebrating the our three summer exhibitions. All three artists, Eric Yahnker, Dorian Lynde, and David Hess, will be at the Museum to meet and greet our visitors. You don't want to miss it!

We invite you to explore the exhibitions, take tours led by our Middle School Docents, create something amazing in our exhibition-inspired Creation Station, and enjoy music, food trucks, and more! Admission is free for everyone from 6-10pm.

Exhibitions on view:

ERIC YAHNKER: The Long Goodbye...
Site-specific installation of 44 portraits of former president Barack Obama by Los Angeles artist Eric Yahnker. The portraits are a series of pastels on sandpaper creating a stop motion sequence of images, like a filmstrip, with a defining visual hand gesture.

Dorian Lynde: No Damsel
No Damsel by Los Angeles artist Dorian Lynde features a series of 18 murals of your favorite princesses reimagined as vibrant, contemporary women.

David Hess: Gun Show
Gun Show by David Hess presents an installation of 38 mock assault rifle sculptures made of found objects. “This body of work is my personal awakening and response to the American obsession with weaponry and the abstraction of violence.” David Hess, 2016

Start: July 7, 2017 6:00 pm
End: July 7, 2017 10:00 pm

The Long Goodbye: Eric Yahnker

The Long Goodbye...

Eric Yahnker

Eric Yahnker

Eric Yahnker, Photo courtesy of the artist

Start: July 7, 2017
End: September 4, 2017

Summer Exhibitions Opening Reception

Join us for a reception celebrating the opening of our three summer exhibitions! Explore the Museum and meet the artists.

Tickets are on sale now! Click here to purchase. 

CAM Raleigh Member ticket $45
Non Member ticket $65

Eric Yahnker: The Long Goodbye…
The Long Goodbye…is a sight specific installation consisting of 44 portraits of President Obama by Los Angeles artist Eric Yahnker. The portraits are a series of pastels on sandpaper creating a stop motion sequence of images, like a filmstrip, with a defining visual hand gesture.

Dorian Lynde: No Damsel
No Damsel is the first solo museum exhibition by Los Angeles artist Dorian Lynde. The installation features a series of 18 murals of your favorite princesses remixed as vibrant, contemporary women.

David Hess: GUN SHOW
GUN SHOW by David Hess is an installation of 38 mock assault rifle sculptures
made of found objects. “This body of work is my personal awakening and response to the American obsession with weaponry and the abstraction of violence.” David Hess, 2016.
 

Start: July 6, 2017 6:00 am
End: July 6, 2017 8:00 pm

Creative Mornings

CreativeMornings is a breakfast lecture series for the creative community.

The event is free but registration is required. For more information and to sign up, please visit www.creativemornings.com/cities/rdu

Event details:
Doors open at 8:30 a.m. Enjoy free coffee and breakfast items from our fantastic partners. The presentation will begin at 9 a.m. and will last 30 minutes with time for Q&A.

Free parking during the event will be generously provided by our friends at Videri Chocolate Factory! Parking is available at the Raleigh Depot lot, next to Videri’s location at 327 W. Davie St. Just a short block south of CAM.

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CreativeMornings/RDU is the local chapter of the CreativeMornings global community.

The CreativeMornings Manifesto:

Everyone is creative.

A creative life requires bravery and action, honesty and hard work. We are here to support you, celebrate with you, and encourage you to make the things you love.

We believe in the power of community. We believe in giving a damn. We believe in face-to-face connections, in learning from others, in hugs and high-fives.

We bring together people who are driven by passion and purpose, confident that they will inspire one another, and inspire change in neighborhoods and cities around the world.

Everyone is welcome.

Start: June 30, 2017 8:30 am
End: June 30, 2017 10:00 am

The Greeks

Burning Coal Theatre Company and CAM Raleigh present The Greeks

a production adapted by Ian Finley from the plays of Sophocles (Oedipus, Oedipus at Colonus and Antigone).

The play will be performed throughout the galleries on the following dates and times:
Friday, June 9 and Saturday, June 10 at 7pm
Friday, June 16 and Saturday, June 17 at 7pm
Sunday, June 18 2pm
Friday, June 23 and Saturday, June 24 at 7pm
Sunday June 25 at 2pm


The three one-hour plays are designed to be seen together over the course of a single evening (tickets $25), but can also be viewed separately on different dates if desired (tickets to each $10). Student Rush tickets at curtain time, if available, are $5 for the three play viewing. There is no performance on Sunday, June 11th.
For tickets, please call Burning Coal Theatre at 919.834.4001. Each play is approximately one hour long with a 10 minute intermission to follow. Please visit www.burningcoal.org for information about ASL and audio described performances. NOTE: Food will be served during the second play.

ABOUT THE GREEKS
Sophocles wrote Oedipus, Oedipus at Colonus and Antigone in the 5th century BC (about 2500 years ago). The plays have been produced regularly since then. They were written as part of the Festival of Dionysus which itself was a religious ceremony that morphed over the years into something like what we think of as theatre today, when Thespis stepped from the Chorus and “performed” a role for the first time (that we know of) in human history. Athens was then a ‘City-State’ with the most powerful army and navy in the world and it dominated the known world. Sophocles plays are extraordinary in that they challenged the accepted religious dogma and the supremacy of the State. In short, they were radical to the max!
 

Start: June 25, 2017 2:00 pm
End: June 25, 2017 5:00 pm