The Friday night grand opening party was fabulous! We are blessed to have such support in our little community of Raleigh Durham Chapel Hill.  But the party was just the beginning... This weekend is the Grand Opening of CAM Raleigh, a museum for contemporary art and design in Raleigh’s historic Warehouse District.  CAM Raleigh is a partnership between the community and North Carolina State University‘s (NC State) College of Design. CAM Raleigh Board members, staff, and NC State officials will preside over a grand ribbon cutting ceremony at CAM Raleigh on April 30 at 11:30 a.m. Free admission is offered Saturday and Sunday, 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sponsored by Progress Energy, the weekend includes hands-on activities in the museum classroom, middle school student docents, and opportunities for visitors to interact with exhibition artists.

Here’s a quick preview of a podcast produced by Kelly Reid and James Dodgen. [gplayer href="" ] CAM Raleigh Preview Podcast[/gplayer]Right-click here to download entire clip. It's just a slice of the CAM Raleigh story and our inaugural exhibition. Recorded while the artworks were being created and installed in the museum, many voices come together to illustrate the transformation of a former produce warehouse into a home for contemporary art and design. The podcast features a variety of speakers including participants in our Middle School Docent Program, museum staff, interns, board members, and of course--the artists themselves. Stay tuned for the first full-length podcast, arriving hot-off-the-press next week!