Visual Art

Cameron Art Museum: Safe Places, an Exhibition of Work by Robert Johnson

( Sun., Feb. 7, 2021 - Wed., Feb. 10, 2021 )

Cameron Art Museum, 3201 S. 17th Street, Wilmington, NC 28412


It is as if artist Robert Johnson was experiencing the longing for safety amidst the current pandemic when titling his major body of work, Safe Places. In truth, Johnson started this ambitious project three years ago, with the objective to reside and work on site in all 41 North Carolina State Parks. This exhibition premieres more than 80 artworks realized through the artist’s vulnerable investigations. Opening himself to the environment, he shares, “Recording the mood of a landscape is just as important as recording what I see.” Among the works on display in “Carolina Beach,” Johnson’s painting of Carolina Beach State Park.


Related Events:

A CAM Member Preview will take place on Saturday, February 6 from 10 am - 5 pm, with tours at 11 am, 1 pm, and 2 pm.

Tour Robert Johnson’s Safe Places with Executive Director Anne Brennan: Saturday, February 6, 1:00 pm on Facebook Live

CAM will host a virtual conversation with Robert Johnson on Zoom on Wednesday, February 10 at 10 am. Registration is $3 for members, $8 for nonmembers, and free for students and teachers. More information and registration can be found here.

This exhibition will be on view through August 1, 2021.



  • Sunday, February 7, 2021
  • Wednesday, February 10, 2021