The best way to experience all that the Columbus Museum of Art has to offer is by becoming a member. Membership enables the Museum to preserve and expand a quality collection of art and make it accessible to all. Support from members also helps to create and present important exhibitions for our community and to develop innovative ways for the more than 200,000 annual Museum visitors to interact with art.

Membership to the Columbus Museum of Art provides free admission, free parking, invitations to special preview events, discounts and other exclusive member benefits. Join or Renew today to be a part of all of the exciting things happening at CMA!

Please contact Lauren Emond, Member Relations Manager at 614.629.0344 or with questions or concerns.

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Membership Levels & Benefits


  • Unlimited free admission to the Permanent Collection and Center for Creativity
  • Free Parking
  • Invitations to members-only special exhibition previews
  • 10 percent discount in Museum Store and Restaurant
  • Free or discounted admission to programs, events, and special exhibitions
  • Members’ Magazine and e-Newsletter
  • Discounts with local cultural partners
  • Each level of membership includes all benefits of the previous level(s).


  • Core Benefits for one named adult with valid student ID
  • No additional guests
  • Full amount is tax-deductible


  • Senior Friend with valid ID $54
  • Core Benefits for one named adult + guest
  • Full amount is tax-deductible


  • Senior Household with valid ID $67.50
  • Core Benefits for two named adults or named adult + children under 18
  • Full amount is tax-deductible


  • Reciprocal privileges to more than 800 museums in North America
  • $110 is tax deductible


  • Invitations to Coffee with the Curator events
  • Invitations to Donor Appreciation events
  • Recognition in the Annual Report
  • $235 is tax deductible


  • Free unlimited admission to special exhibitions
  • 4 additional guests per visit
  • Private docent led group tours by appointment. Call to schedule.
  • $450 is tax deductible


  • Recognition on the Donor Wall
  • $925 is tax deductible


Share your Museum! A CMA gift membership is a meaningful present that will be enjoyed all year long. Perfect for a family, friends who just moved to the region, or art lovers and experience seekers who love to try new things. Benefits depend on the level you select, so you can find a Membership for everyone on your list.

For more information about other giving opportunities, please contact Lucy Ackley, Major Gifts Officer at 614.629.0351. All membership levels are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Educators are eligible to receive a 15% discount on membership with a valid ID.  To receive these discounts, you must join in person at the Museum with a valid ID.



These are add-ons to CMA Membership

Art Network
Art Network, a support and interest group of the Columbus Museum of Art, is a group of Young professionals dedicated to supporting the Columbus Museum of Art. ANW cultivates and strengthens lasting personal relationships through numerous group activities such as fundraising, hosting social/networking events, and volunteer efforts. Guided by the Member Relations Manager, Art Network offers a varied and specialized program of educational opportunities, as well as travel and social events. For more information or to join please contact Lauren Emond at at or 614.629.0344.

Any level CMA Membership +
$100 Single
$175 Dual (Dual may be any two individuals, does not require living in same household. Sign up with a friend and save!)

The Contemporaries
The Contemporaries is a special membership group of the Columbus Museum of Art who share an interest in contemporary art. Together, they learn about contemporary art, have “behind the scenes” access to museums, private collections, and artists’ studios and select a work of contemporary art for the museum’s permanent collection annually. For more information, please contact Sarah J. Rogers, or 614.629.0311.

Friends of Jewish Art
Friends of Jewish Art (FJA) is an interest group of the Columbus Museum of Art that supports exhibitions, programs, and acquisitions in the area of Jewish art. For More information or to join FJA, please contact Lauren Emond at or 614.629.0344.

Sessions Society
Sessions Society provides members with the opportunity to explore art in all its forms, meet interesting and diverse people, and visit fascinating art-related venues both locally and regionally that would not otherwise be available to them. Sessions Society presents several social and art related events annually. These events include tours of museums, artists’ studios, galleries, and personal collections. To learn more about Sessions please contact Betsy Meacham, or 614.629.0328.


Reciprocal Membership includes free admission to more than 800 museums across North America. Click here for the full listing of the North American Reciprocal Museum Program, plus see below for additional reciprocal museums.

Ohio Reciprocal Program
Akron Art Museum

The Canton Museum of Art In the Cultural Center for the Arts

Cincinnati Art Museum

The Contemporary Arts Center
The Cleveland Museum of Art

Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Cleveland
Wexner Center for the Arts
The Dayton Art Institute
Massillon Museum
Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College
Springfield Museum of Art
Toledo Museum of Art
The Butler Institute of American Art

Zanesville Art Center

The Art Museum Reciprocal Network

Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA
Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, CA
Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas, Austin, TX
Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA
The Cleveland Museum of Art , Cleveland, OH
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution, New York, NY
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA
The Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE
The Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
Des Moines Art Museum, Des Moines, IA
Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, ME
The Frick Art and Historical Center, Pittsburgh, PA
The Frick Collection, New York, NY
Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN
Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe, NM
Hill-Stead Museum, Farmington, CT
The Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu, HI
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA
Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI
Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
National Academy Museum & School of Fine Arts, New York, NY
National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO
The Newark Museum, Newark, NJ
New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA
North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL
Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC
Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ
Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME
Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJ
Smith College Museum of Art, Northhampton, MA
Smithsonian American Art Museum and its Renwick Gallery, Washington, DC
The Taft Museum of Art, Cincinnati, OH
The Textile Museum, Washington, DC
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT
Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, MD