Cameron Art Museum’s State of the Art / Art of the State exhibit extended through October 9

A man holds up an empty painting frame in front of him in one hand, and holds his painting of a bird in his other hand. The empty frame surrounds the man and his painting.

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Cameron Art Museum has extended its State of the Art / Art of the State exhibit to October 9 from its original end date of September 18.

“Originally set to close on September 18, the museum is thrilled to offer more time so that visitors can see all the unique works of art from artists from across the state. Since opening on April 8, 2022, CAM has welcomed over 6,000 visitors to this specific exhibition,” said the museum in a press release.

Visitors can view the exhibition featuring 776 artists during museum hours, Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can learn more about museum passes and admission on the CAM website.

You can also visit the exhibit for free on the CAM Community Day on August 20 to celebrate the opening of Kids State of the Art.

The exhibit was kicked off by a 24-hour art happening with artists from across the state bringing work to show at the exhibition. Curators such as Alejo Benedetti, Dr. Maia Nuku and Michael Rooks greeted artists as they dropped off their work at the museum.

Alejo Benedetti co-curated State of the Art 2020 and is an associate curator at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Dr. Maia Nuku works with the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York as Curator of the Arts and creates research and art inspired by Polynesian traditions. Michael Rooks has curated for the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, the Contemporary Museum Honolulu and the Honolulu Academy of Arts.

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