First Presidential Debate Screening

By CAM Raleigh | September 17, 2012

Be a part of

Watch the presidential debates at CAM Raleigh and help the artist activate the contemporary art museum as a place for open discourse and political engagement.

Relax on the exhibition's contrasting red and blue carpets as live feeds of Fox News and MSNBC play concurrently. Connect with museum visitors across the country as they do the same simultaneously at CAM St. Louis, the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, CAM Houston, the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Telfair Museums in Savannah, and the New Museum in NYC. 

The museum will be open 11:00 a.m. -11:00 p.m.; event begins at 8:00 p.m. 

CAM Raleigh Members can bring one free guest. Not yet a member? Join during Your Land/My Land debate events and get 10% off your annual membership! Learn more about CAM Raleigh memberships and benefits here.

Register to vote while you're at CAM Raleigh for the debates, or stop by the museum lobby during regular hours between September 22–October 10, 2012.  Admission fees apply only to entrance to the galleries. 

Your Land/My Land: Election '12 is generously sponsored by Poole's Diner with additional support from Aaron's. CAM Raleigh is funded in part by the City of Raleigh based on recommendations of the Raleigh Arts Commission.

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Member exclusive! Collectors’ House Tour: John + Molly Chiles

By CAM Raleigh | September 16, 2012

Presented by CAM/now

CAM Raleigh Members: Enjoy an afternoon of art, architecture and champagne! Join us for an exclusive tour of local art collectors John and Molly Chiles’ home in Raleigh. 

The tour will include a short introduction by the homeowners, a self-directed walk through the home’s impressive art collection and architectural design, and a champagne toast.  Proceeds from this fundraiser event will support future CAM Raleigh exhibitions and programming.

Don't miss this unique opportunity! Space is limited, so register online by October 9.  Free to register; suggested entry donation at the event is $25/ individual, $40/couple. Not yet a member? Learn more about the benefits of joining the museum here

About the collectors:
John and Molly Chiles first developed an interest in art by visiting the Art Institute of Chicago while in graduate school in Chicago. After an initial phase of buying art that matched the sofa, they bought their first piece of serious art—a tabletop sculpture by Louise Nevelson. In the 30 years since, they have added to their collection whenever their finances allowed.

Prior to moving to Raleigh, the Chiles spent 26 years in Toledo, where the combination of the Toledo Museum’s collection, friendships with museum staff and the resources available to museum members allowed their knowledge and interest in art and architecture to grow. When they decided to move to North Carolina in retirement, their charge to the architects of Tonic Design was to build a modernist house that would allow the couple to live with their paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture. The overriding focus of design was that aesthetics should trump everything else.

The collection consists primarily of artists of the couple’s generation, with some notable exceptions. The earliest pieces are small drawings by Jackson Pollock and Hans Hoffmann. More recent pieces include a painting by Roxy Paine and a sculpture by Aaron Curry. When possible they have collected more than one piece by an artist. Examples are works by Anselm Kiefer, Elizabeth Murray and Gerhard Richter.
 

CAM Raleigh Members Trip to Miami

By CAM Raleigh | July 17, 2012

CAM Raleigh has planned a special trip to Art Basel Miami Beach exclusively available to our Members!

The program offers Members unique opportunities to learn about contemporary art, see behind-the-scenes, collector tours, special dinners, and VIP access to Art Basel Miami Beach Art Fair.

Thank you for your interest.  Booking is closed. Check back with us next year!

CAM Raleigh Gets Its Groupon

By CAM Raleigh | July 9, 2012

Don't miss out... 

Tuesday, July 10th is the last day to take advantage of CAM Raleigh's Membership Groupons! Save 50% or more on new Museum memberships:

  • Annual Individual membership for only $25 (regularly $50) or
  • Annual Dual/Family membership for only $37 (regularly $75)

That’s a bargain that allows you to enjoy all the benefits of cutting-edge art, design, culture, and fun that CAM Raleigh has to offer. 

Museum members enjoy free admission, complimentary guest passes, invitations to exclusive previews and events, and discounts at select area retailers all year long.

Check out the deals here, or sign up with Groupon first. 

Your Land/My Land: Election ’12 Party!

By CAM Raleigh | July 1, 2012

Visit CAM Raleigh on November 6 and watch live as the results roll in!
This election night celebration is in conjunction with:

Get in on the election night action and help activate your museum as a place for open discourse and political engagement.

Relax on the exhibition's contrasting red and blue carpets as live feeds of Fox News and MSNBC cover election night events. Connect with museum visitors across the country as they do the same simultaneously at CAM St. Louis, the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, CAM Houston, the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Telfair Museums in Savannah, and the New Museum in NYC.

The museum will open for the event at 5:00 p.m. and will remain open until final results are in. Stay refreshed with drinks from the cash bar and enjoy all-american food from Klausie's Pizza, Olde North State BBQ, and Humble Pig food trucks.

CAM Raleigh Members can bring one free guest. Not yet a member? Join during Your Land/My Land debate events and get 10% off your annual membership! Learn more about CAM Raleigh memberships and benefits here.

Stay informed on this important election by watching the presidential debates CAM Raleigh on Tuesday, October 16 and Monday, October 22.

Your Land/My Land: Election '12 is generously sponsored by Poole's Diner with additional support from Aaron's. CAM Raleigh is funded in part by the City of Raleigh based on recommendations of the Raleigh Arts Commission.