Design Camp- The Final Countdown!

By CAM Raleigh | June 14, 2011

CAM Raleigh staff and interns are gearing up for the start of a very busy season of summer programs for middle and high school students. The first high school overnight Design Camp starts up on Sunday June 19th. Eighty high school students from all over North Carolina and from over 13 states across the country will descend on NC State University’s College of Design campus for an amazing week of design exploration.

Participating high school students will complete five projects involving each of the following design disciplines: architecture, art+design, graphic design, industrial design and landscape architecture.

High school students interested in finding out more about the 2012 Design Camps should email Dates, costs and other information on the 2012 summer camps will be posted on our website in October 2011.

Discovering the past of our new home

By CAM Raleigh | March 25, 2011

1792 Raleigh map

CAM Raleigh is moving into a building that’s new to us, but our home is certainly not new. 409 W. Martin Street sits on a plot originally envisioned in the 1792 plan for Raleigh by William Christmas. Click on the map to zoom in. Plot A in the middle is the State House. You can find us at the red-highlighted plot.

The original use of the building was for storing and distributing fruits and vegetables. It was once occupied by the Brogden Produce Company, and was a hub of activity, working against time to supply old Raleigh with fresh fruit and vegetables. Today the building is located within the Depot National Register Historic District.

Our street gallery, which you can see along West Martin street, was thought to have once been a giant open loading dock with only a roof and sides. You might notice a slight slant to the floor, believed to be used for washing debris out onto the street day after day.

It’s a story that inspired Dan Steinhilber, our inaugural exhibition artist, to create a series of site-specific installations that reference this idea of containing the perishable, working with materials like cardboard boxes, shipping pallets, and stretch wrap.

We’re excited to be carrying on the tradition of seeking what is fresh and contemporary at CAM Raleigh. We hope when you come to visit, you’ll feel the same connection we do to the building’s history, and the rhythm of ever-changing inspiring exhibitions.

What’s a CAM Raleigh?

By CAM Raleigh | March 10, 2011

staff meeting at CAM Raleigh[These snapshots capture the always-changing development of a museum which will focus on an always-changing experience.]

Staff and board members have been busy co-designing the look, feel, and personality of CAM Raleigh. If you know CAM from before, you’re already seeing some new work on this blog and covering our windows at 409 W. Martin St. This photo was taken at one of our regular weekly meetings.

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Papering the windows

By CAM Raleigh | March 4, 2011

[ These snapshots capture the always-changing development of a museum which will focus on an always-changing experience. ]

A hard working group of volunteers, interns and staff spent the day papering the windows at the museum just in time for first friday.  There are peep holes cut in the signage for passersby to look in.

Walk or drive by 409 W. Martin Street in downtown Raleigh and check it out!

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Looking up

By CAM Raleigh | March 3, 2011

ceiling cover at CAM Raleigh

[ These snapshots capture the always-changing development of a museum which will focus on an always-changing experience. ]

When visitors walk through the main entrance of the museum, they’ll pass under a fascinating architectural feature right above their heads.

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