Over 50 art enthusiasts gathered in Downtown Raleigh on Tuesday, May 11, to celebrate the official ground-breaking of the new site of the Contemporary Art Museum (CAM). Scheduled to open in Spring, 2011, the museum is a “study in persistence,” said the museum’s director, Jay Gates. The building was acquired 13 years ago. Since then, fund-raising efforts have worked in fits and starts to come up with the $5 million necessary to re-design and renovate the former warehouse space. City of Raleigh Mayor Charles Meeker hailed the museum as helping to make Raleigh even more of a cultural tourism destination. NC State College of Design Dean Marvin J. Malecha accentuated the museum’s role as connecting people with the arts in meaningful ways, furthering the mission of NC State as a land-grant institution. The College will be coordinating educational programming at the museum that will engage both children and adults. For more information, visit the CAM website.
CAM Groundbreaking a “study in persistence”
May 12th, 2010 ·