CAM Museum of Art

  • CAM MUSEUM OF ART

    Located in Raleigh’s revitalizing Historic Depot District, an unlikely butterfly has emerged from its decades-long cocoon. The historic 1910 two-story brick structure built for Allen Forge & Welding Company and enlarged around 1927 for the Brogden Produce Company — and more recently home to longtime occupant Cal-Tone Paints — has emerged from its asbestos clad sheathing into a new incarnation as the home of Raleigh’s Contemporary Art Museum (CAM). 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.
  • CAM Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
  • CAM Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
  • CAM Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
  • CAM Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
  • CAM Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
  • CAM Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
  • CAM Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
  • CAM Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
  • CAM Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
  • CAM Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
  • CAM Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
  • CAM Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC