Ask Them

By CAM Raleigh | February 7, 2012

The CAM Raleigh Student Docent Program

After four weeks of intensive training with our education staff, the CAM Raleigh Middle School Student Docents took center stage in the Born Digital exhibition during our member exhibition preview, exhibition opening day, February 3 First Friday, and February 5 Family Sunday events. Visitors have been delighted with the Docents' unique insights into the artworks and artworks featured in this highly interactive exhibition. We are so proud to have these enthusiastic and confident young Docents enhancing the museum experience here at CAM Raleigh.

If you haven't yet had the chance to interact with our Docents you have one more opportunity to do so. The Moore Square Museums Magnet Middle School Docents will be working the Born Digital exhibition from 6:30-8:30pm during our March 2 First Friday event.

You can also check out recent media coverage of Born Digital which includes interviews with a few of our Student Docents.

UNC TV, North Carolina Weekend, broadcasted February 2, 2012:
http://video.unctv.org/video/2192358776

WFAE Charlotte NPR, broadcasted February 2, 2012:
http://www.wfae.org/wfae/1_87_115.cfm?action=display&id=8254

March First Friday

By CAM Raleigh | February 6, 2012

CAM Raleigh's March First Friday program includes after-hours access to the galleries, student docents sharing their unique perspective of Born Digital, a hands-on activity at the creation station, music, and a cash bar. 

Student Docents in the Born Digital exhibition from 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Creation Station open from 6:30–9:00 p.m.

DJ Drew Diggle in the street gallery from 7:00–10:00 p.m.

Check out our new exhibition Chris Bradley–Close One

First Friday admission is $5 and FREE to all members.

Family Sunday

By CAM Raleigh | January 20, 2012

CAM You Be Mine? 

Gather your family and join your friends at CAM Raleigh for an afternoon of family-friendly fun at your new museum for contemporary art and design. Tour our new feature exhibition, Born Digital and interact with Student Docents from Exploris Middle School. Visit the creation station for hands-on activities and other fun surprises.

Family Sunday activities are free with $5 museum admission. Admission is free for children 10 and under, CAM Raleigh Members and NC State University students, faculty and staff.

February First Friday

By CAM Raleigh | January 18, 2012

Find What You Love at CAM Raleigh

CAM Raleigh is organizing a not-to-be-missed First Friday program including after-hours access to the galleries, an Artist Talk with artists featured in ID:ENTITY, student docents sharing their unique perspective of Born Digital, a hands-on activity at the creation station, a special valentine-focused Love Post-Office and speed dating program hosted by CAM/now, music, and a cash bar. Enjoy as you mingle with friends old and new.

Student Docents in the Born Digital exhibition from 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Creation Station open in the street gallery from 6:30–9:00 p.m.

ID:ENTITY Artist Talk in the Independent Weekly Gallery at 7:30 p.m.

Love Post-Office and Speed Dating, Hosted by CAM/now
6:30-7:30pm and 7:45-8:45pm

CAM/now (CAM Raleigh's young professionals group) is hosting the best dating mixer of the year with the first ever speed-date event.  Come get your flirt on! There will be two rounds of speed dating (6:30-7:30pm and 7:45-8:45pm.)
 
Visit the newest exhibition, Born Digital and "speed dating" with a twist. Sign up to participate in an hour-long mixer and then leave messages at our First Friday "Love Post Office" for the people you enjoyed meeting.  All participants will receive one drink ticket.
 
Sign up for a speed dating slot now at camnow@camraleigh.org.
RSVP by Wednesday, February 1 at noon.
 
And who knows? Maybe you'll find yourself a fun date just in time for Valentine's Day!
 
Couples take note...pass this along to your I-Can't-Believe-You're-Still-Single friends and then come with them to the event. You can browse the galleries and participate in other First Friday events.
 
First Friday admission is $5 and FREE to all members.

Our Student Docents Are Back!!!

By CAM Raleigh | January 6, 2012

They’re baaaaccccck!

Our 2012 middle school student docent program kicked off its first week of training this week. Twenty-one students from Moore Square Museums Magnet Middle School and Exploris Middle School have been selected to serve as docents for our upcoming Born Digital exhibition.

Over the next four weeks, our docents will learn the ins and outs of CAM Raleigh while they meet exhibiting artists and curators and witness Born Digital come to life. Training sessions employ an inquiry-based approach to teach docent and leadership skills to decode and critically analyze works of art featured in the exhibition. When our training is complete, these young docents will use this same approach to engage our museum visitors in a conversation about the work on view.

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