The Betty Eichenberger Adams Society

CAM’s Women-Only Membership

The Betty Eichenberger Adams Society (BEAS) is CAM’s women-only membership group with the mission to generate, educate, and promote interest in contemporary art in Raleigh and beyond. The BEAS seek to establish and maintain a base of support for CAM, becoming pillars of strength for CAM now, and for future generations.


Betty Eichenberger Adams is an extraordinary example of a visionary who embraced contemporary art wholeheartedly. As an artist, activist, and arts educator, she was one of the first advocates and supporters of CAM Raleigh and a bold arts advocate in North Carolina. The society honors her legacy as an artist, arts educator, and community leader.



  • BEAS-only coctail receptions
  • Art tours + studio visits
  • Art-related travel to major cities
  • Museum admission for one year for your family
  • Invitations to exclusive member previews + events
  • Advance notice of exhibitions and upcoming programs
  • Plus reciprocity at 300 museums nationwide

Also included:

  • Discounts at CAM Raleigh’s Museum Store
  • Members discounts for all ticketed events and programs
  • Invitations to exclusive member events, including exhibition preview receptions
  • Electronic newsletter subscription with advanced notice of exhibitions, events, and special programs

Public Art for Pollinators + People

The BEAS (Betty Eichenberger Adams Society) advocates for contemporary art in our community. Their support of a new project: “Public Art For Pollinators and People helps CAM / Raleigh to create synergy between art and agriculture. A pollinator habitat at Sunflower Field in Dix Park created by Courtney Evans of Tactile Workshop to house pollinators cared for by Leigh-Kathryn Bonner of Bee Downtown is the first in what will be a series.

If you would like to support this initiative or learn more about the BEAS, contact us today


Women Artists

Between fall 2016 and fall 2020, 89 women artists have been shown in solo and major group exhibitions at CAM Raleigh.

Flexing / New Realm, an exhibition by Kennedi Carter was funded thanks to the Betty Eichenberger Adams Society.

Kennedi Carter, Kennedi, Medium Format Film, 2020
Image courtesy of the artist.

Kennedi Carter