A special thank you to our volunteers as we celebrate National Volunteer Week! The Museum would not be succeeding today without the passion of our dedicated volunteers who so generously share their talents, time and resources. We are proud to have the fifth largest Museum-based volunteer group in the country. We have more than 1400 volunteers serving in nine Auxiliary groups plus a volunteer Board of Trustees.
Every group makes a unique and significant contribution to the Museum’s mission of “creating great experiences with great art for everyone”. The Docents connect people and art and are the link between what is displayed in the Museum and how the visitor experiences a personal sense of discovery.
Each year Auxiliary groups make a substantial financial contribution that now totals in the millions. Signature fundraising events like Decorators’ Show House, Art in Bloom, and ArtFusion, sponsored by Women’s Board, Beaux Arts and the young professionals’ group Art netWork, are Columbus favorites.
Sessions Society and Art Escapes are special interest Auxiliaries that encourage an in-depth art experience by sponsoring visits to collectors’ homes, artists’ studios, galleries, and world-wide travel to art destinations. The Garden Club is the care-taker of our Sculpture Garden and host of the summer concerts. Volunteers not affiliated with a group are valuable assistants to the Museum staff and help with Museum events.
We thank each and every volunteer for making the Museum and our community a better place.
The entire staff of the Columbus Museum of Art