CAM Raleigh: Center of Art + Design + Education

May 9, 2011

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CAM, or Contemporary Art Museum, is a new kind of museum experience nestled in the heart of Raleigh’s energy vital warehouse district. CAM has partnered with NC State’s College of Design to create an ever changing space that acts as a testing ground for emerging artists to not only define the state of art today, but to grow into the masters of tomorrow. CAM is important to the College of Design because of the way it extends the activities of the college out into the community.

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The decision to use this existing building with it’s high ceilings, open trusses and gritty feel really fit CAM’s vision to act as an urban cultural center that stimulates imaginative thinking and problem solving across boundaries and disciplines in ways that are engaging and enjoyable. CAM will redefine the relationship of museums and communities by presenting exhibitions in novel ways that illustrate the relevance of contemporary art and design to our everyday lives.

By exploring the intersections of art, science, technology and design, CAM will promote the ingenuity that gives business its competitive edge, complementing Research Triangle Park, which fosters innovative entrepreneurship, leadership and technical advances.
People young and old will visit CAM to explore important issues and ideas through the medium of art and design, returning for new experiences and bringing others to share in their journey of discovery.

Because the world is always changing. Shouldn’t the museum experience be always changing too?

CAM Raleigh – College of Design Photo Gallery

Photo Gallery

Frank Thompson (CAF) giving out t-shirts for CAM Raleigh bike ride. Frank Thompson (CAF) and Victor Lytvinenko of Raleigh Denim distributing shirts for CAM Raleigh bike ride for First Friday. (COM Alumnus) Victor Lytvinenko of Raleigh Denim distributing CAM Raleigh t-shirts and bike cards. Frank Thompson and Louis Cherry getting ready to bike down to CAM Raleigh. College of Design students ready to ride down to CAM Raleigh. Riding down to CAM Raleigh from the Bell Tower. Bike to Work Month kick-off and First Friday ride to CAM Raleigh. Going around the double roundabouts near campus on Hillsborough Street. Student docent with Curator of Education Nicole Welch during First Friday's at CAM Raleigh. First Friday's activities in the education rooms of CAM Raleigh. Parents and student docents working on projects in the CAM Raleigh Education room. First Friday activities open to the public at CAM Raleigh. First Friday activities open to the public at CAM Raleigh. http://cam.ncsu.edu http://camraleigh.org http://design.ncsu.edu Families working together on design projects at CAM Raleigh for First Friday's at CAM Raleigh. College of Design students, alumni and others working on projects at CAM Raleigh. Outside a beautiful First Friday at CAM Raleigh in downtown Raleigh's Warehouse district. First bike ride from the Bell Tower at NC State campus to CAM Raleigh. First bike ride from the Bell Tower at NC State campus to CAM Raleigh. http://design.ncsu.edu http://cam.ncsu.edu http://camraleigh.org Outside of CAM Raleigh on First Friday's at CAM Raleigh. Visitors at CAM Raleigh during First Friday's. Inaugural Exhibitions: Dan Steinhilber and Naoko Ito  at CAM Raleigh Inaugural Exhibitions: Dan Steinhilber and Naoko Ito  at CAM Raleigh http://camraleigh.org http://cam.ncsu.edu http://design.ncsu.edu Inaugural Exhibitions: Dan Steinhilber and Naoko Ito  at CAM Raleigh http://camraleigh.org http://cam.ncsu.edu http://design.ncsu.edu Inaugural Exhibitions: Dan Steinhilber and Naoko Ito  at CAM Raleigh Exterior shot of CAM Raleigh - newest place in downtown Raleigh for Contemporary Art and Design