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Mission

CAM Raleigh is the non-collecting contemporary art museum that provides an environment for transformation through educational programs, cultural experiences, and bold, non-traditional exhibitions by living artists.

STAFF

ERIC GAARD / Interim Executive Director + Exhibitions Director
TAMAR HARRIS WARREN / Development + Operations Manager
JEANNIFER SANDOVAL / Development Assistant
JOACHIM GAWRYOLEK / Marketing + Design Assistant

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

ANDREA HOYT / Board Chair
LISA MCGOWAN / Vice Chair, Nominating + Governance Chair
MEREDITH NELSON / Treasurer, Finance Committee Chair
JESMA REYNOLDS / Secretary, Revenue Support Committee Chair
BETH ROBINSON / BEAS Steering Committee Chair
CHARMAN DRIVER / Facilities Committee Chair

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Yvonne Aemendariz
Fred Beaujeu-Dufour
Jasmine Best
Jessica Capps
Paul Coggins
Suzie Koonce
Michael English
Debbie Hammersla
Michelle Hooper
Matt Lee
Colony Little

Andy May
Carolina Medvick
Timothy Meyers
Geoff Pritchard
Natasha Powell Walker
Melanie Regner
George Roa
Beth Robinson
Joy Sloan
Sarah Yardbotough
Smedes York

SPONSORS

AV Metro / Aloft Raleigh / Angela Brady / Benjamin Blackwell / Beth Crookham / Celito / The Derbyshire Family Fund /The Hartfield Foundation / Glen Medders / Local Government Federal Credit Union / Ella Ann and Frank B. Holding Foundation / RAD Graphics / SiteLink / Robert P. Holding Foundation / International Farming Corporation / Lewis R. Holding Fund of the Triangle Community Foundation / Themeworks / Kane Realty Corporation / The Dillon / Andrea Phillips / William Paul Thomas / Emiene Wright / SureVest Insurance Group / The Betty Eichenberger Adams Society

CAM’s education and community programs are funded by The Goodnight Education Foundation, the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust, IBM Community Grants, The SunTrust Foundation, the Dreamville Foundation, and United Arts of Raleigh and Wake County. The CAM to GO Initiative is funded in part by The Asha and Sajjan Agarwal Foundation.

FLOOR PLAN

CAM Raleigh Floor Plan

Accessibility

CAM Raleigh strives to be truly accessible to our community. Your questions, concerns or suggestions help us ensure that we are accessible as possible: 919.261.5920 or tamar.harriswarren@camraleigh.org

Interested in CAM Tours?

Interested in personalized tours designed for school-age students or adults living with disabilities?

Interested in Joining our Team?

CAM Raleigh Gallery Attendant

About the Position:
CAM Raleigh is looking to fill one or more part-time Gallery Attendant Positions.
This position is the first point of contact for visitors to the museum and provides information about the museum, the exhibitions, education, and assistance to guests throughout their visit. The position is responsible for the successful daily operations of the visitor experience, including visitor services desk, selling museum memberships, and reception assistance.This position must provide excellent customer service and a seamless operation of the guest experience at the museum.

You will:
+ Welcome, greet, orientate, and direct guests. Create a highly positive experience for guests by proactively assessing guests’ needs, answer questions, offer guidance, and relay accurate information about the museum.
+ Must be able to recognize and properly greet major supporters of the museum.
+ Have comprehensive knowledge of the museum building and its history.
+ Must be familiar with and able to discuss the exhibitions, current and upcoming, and with all other museum functions and programs, including public programs, special events, educational programs, etc.
+ Be familiar and able to discuss the building’s physical layout including all galleries, restrooms, and classroom.
+ Answer and direct phone calls when needed to answer general questions about the museum, exhibitions, and public offerings.

Are you interested in Volunteering, Internships, or Careers?
CAM Raleigh is always looking for new creative minds to support our Mission.

History

CAM Raleigh is located on and near unceded land settled over the last 14,000 years by indigenous people. CAM is located on land that was used for family life, nourishment, stewardship, trade, justice, ceremony, and healing. CAM acknowledges the history of oppression and injustice that marginalized indigenous people and is a part of the history of the land we now inhabit.
Indigenous people exist today by their contemporary tribal names of the Cherokee, Coharie, Haliwa-Saponi, Lumbee, Meherrin, Tuscarora, Occaneechi, Sappony, and Waccamaw-Siouan. CAM continues to look for ways to honor the people who came before us and to learn from our history.

CAM Raleigh established its foundations in Raleigh nearly three decades ago. The museum now breathes new life into a building from another great era in Raleigh history. 

1792 Raleigh map
Raleigh map from 1792
CAM Raleigh under construction
CAM Raleigh under construction

1792

Location

409 W. Martin Street sits on a plot originally envisioned in the 1792 plan for Raleigh by William Christmas.

1910

Warehouse District

The CAM Raleigh building was originally a warehouse, a 1910 two-story brick structure built for Allen Forge & Welding Company and enlarged around 1927 for the Brogden Produce Company. Fresh goods were always moving in and out in a constant state of activity, nothing stayed in the building for long. There is no better permanent home for a museum that is always in progress.

CAM Raleigh

Revitalization

In 1997, CAM purchased the 20,000 sq. ft. brick building in the heart of the Warehouse District for $460,000. Various plans were debated for the space, until eventually the idea of a modern rehab of the historic structure took shape.

Architecture

“The Depot District contains Raleigh’s only significant collection of buildings related to the heyday of railroad transportation and shipping in the Capital City. By recycling this important building, CAM preserves an important part of Raleigh’s history and demonstrates its commitment to sustainability and leadership in historic preservation. Equally important to the preservation of the existing structure was the addition of the new 900 square foot entry structure. The dramatic lobby is a glass-enclosed space set beneath a spectacular folded-panel roof that extends over the entry’s sculpture garden to form a kind of welcoming front porch. Located on the east side of the existing building, the lobby is a modern re-interpretation of the old loading dock, moving people, goods and art deep into the central core of the main exhibition space. This asymmetrical cross axis was created to juxtapose and complement the symmetry of the old historic building. The two buildings collapse together and fuse into one structure. Old and new become one. The space provokes a kind of indelible wonder while still affording traditional values to the people who visit.” – BROOKS SCARPA / Architect

Information

Architects: BROOKS SCARPA / CLEARSCAPES

BROOKS SCARPA (Design Architect), Los Angeles, CA

CLEARSCAPES PA (Architect of Record), Raleigh, NC

Project Team: Lawrence Scarpa, FAIA; Steve Schuster, FAIA, Mark Buckland and Jon Zellweger, AIA-Project Architects, Angela Brooks, AIA, Brad Buter, Silke Clemens, Daniel Carper, Jordon Gearhart, Ching Luk, Matthew Majack, Sarah Dickerson, Brandy Thompson , AIA, Fred Belledin , AIA, Christian Karkow, John Reese, AIA, Thomas Sayre, Michael Dosier, Jedidiah Gant.

Engineering: Lysaght & Associates, PA- Structural Engineering, The Wooten Company- Mechanical Electrical Plumbing Engineering

Contractor: CT Wilson Construction

CAM Raleigh Architectural drawings