Art is where you find it, and, as of this month, you can find it down near the railroad tracks in Raleigh's warehouse district, on the west edge of downtown at the brand new Contemporary Art Museum.
"Brand new" as in newly renovated and recycled. The former Brogden Produce building at 409 W. Martin St. is now a handsome exhibit space on two levels. The old cold-storage facility, sporting a soaring new entrance canopy, still fits its neighborhood - interesting in its own right, with a mix of light industry, galleries, etc. - but the building now serves as an effective showplace for contemporary art. And what is that? Hard to define, but the oversized pieces by artist Dan Steinhilber, in a main-floor exhibit open through mid-August, are certainly an apt expression.
CAM Raleigh, as it's known, is the fruit of a long struggle by many people to bring just such artworks, and just such a space, to downtown. It's ripe for a visit.