Membership

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 lauren.emond@cmaohio.org with questions.

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Membership Levels & Benefits

ALL MEMBERS ENJOY

  • Free unlimited 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 Schokko Art Café
  • Free or discounted admission to programs, events, and special exhibitions
  • Bimonthly member magazine and monthly e-newsletter
  • Discounts from local cultural partners
  • Each level of membership includes all benefits of the previous level(s).

STUDENT $25

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

FRIEND $60

  • Core Benefits for one named adult
  • One additional guest per visit
  • Opportunity to join special interest and volunteer groups
  • $45 is tax-deductible

HOUSEHOLD $75

  • Core Benefits for two named adults
  • Includes children or grandchildren under the age of 18
  • $60 is tax-deductible

RECIPROCAL $120

  • Reciprocal privileges to more than 800 museums in North America
  • Eligible to join The Contemporaries and Sessions Society
  • $105 is tax deductible

SUPPORTER $250

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

PATRON $500

  • Free unlimited admission to special exhibitions
  • 4 additional guests per visit
  • Members-only group tours by appointment (call to schedule)
  • $450 is tax deductible

BENEFACTOR $1,000+

  • Recognition on the Donor Wall
  • Invitation to Art Celebration
  • $950 is tax deductible

DONORS CIRCLE $2,500 +

The Donor Circles begin with unrestricted gifts of $2,500 and above. Each Circle offers an enhanced level of engagement with art, artists and professionals, as well as fellow donors. As a Member of a CMA Donor Circle you share the Museum’s commitment to great art and ideas and to the importance of creativity in all our lives.

SUSTAINING BENEFACTOR $2,500

  • Private tour with Museum Docent for up to 6 guests
  • $2,450 is tax deductible

CHAMPION $5,000

  • Private tour with Museum Curator for up to 6 guests
  • 2 passes for unaccompanied guests
  • $4,925 is tax deductible

INNOVATOR $10,000

  • Exclusive Discounts in Museum Store on select items including Herman Miller, Shinola and exhibition catalogues
  • First access to exclusive Director’s trips
  • Private tour of Museum with Director for up to 8 guests
  • 4 passes for unaccompanied guests
  • $9,895 is tax deductible

VISIONARY $25,000

  • Creative Concierge Team will help you design a unique museum experience for up to 15 guests
  • Gift Household Membership to give to family or friends
  • $24,880 is tax deductible

GEORGE BELLOWS SOCIETY $50,000

  • Listed as a sponsor (non-exclusive) on your choice of an exhibition or program for the year
  • $49,880 is tax deductible

If you would like to give through a donor- advised fund or a foundation, please check first with your fund manager before initiating payment. Often, foundations have IRS guidelines for membership contributions. Membership benefits can always be covered with a personal payment of the non-tax- deductible portion. Please refer to membership rates and tax-deductibility above. You may decline these benefits to receive full tax-deductibility.

For additional information on Donor Circle levels and benefits, please contact Lucy Ackley, Director of Development at 614.629.0351 or lucy.ackley@cmaohio.org.

GIFT MEMBERSHIPGive Today

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.

DISCOUNTS
Discounts of 10% for Seniors (60 +) and 15% for Educators may be applied to Friend, Household, and Reciprocal levels. Discounts may be applied to Friend, Household, and Reciprocal levels. Discounts are not available online. To receive these discounts, please call 614.629.0344 or join onsite with a valid ID. Discounts may not be applied retroactively.

All membership are valid for one year from date of purchase, and are non-refundable and non-transferable. Membership are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Benefits and prices are current as of March 2016, and are subject to change.

SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS

These are add-ons to CMA Membership

Art Network
Art Network members are a vibrant group of next generation art enthusiasts seeking creativity, inspiration and community engagement. As a membership and special interest group of CMA, Art Network members receive Friend level CMA Membership benefits, plus opportunities to interact with local artists, experience “behind the scenes” access to exhibitions and studios, learn about art collecting and participate in creative challenges. Special pricing available for those 40 years of age or younger. For more information or to join please contact Lauren Emond at at lauren.emond@cmaohio.org or 614.629.0344.

$135 Art Network
$110 Art Network under 40
(Includes a Friend level CMA Membership + Art Network membership)

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, sarah.rogers@cmaohio.org 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
lauren.emond@cmaohio.org 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 click here or contact Betsy Meacham, Betsy.Meacham@cmaohio.org or 614.629.0328.

COLUMBUS MEMBER ADVANTAGE

Show Your Membership Card and Save! 

As a CMA Member, you can now enjoy Buy One, Get One Free admission to select Columbus museums and attractions through the Columbus Member Advantage program. No coupon is necessary. Simply show your valid CMA Membership card each time you visit! Columbus Member Advantage partners for 2016 include:

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Cosi
Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens (Valid August 1, 2016 – October 31, 2016)
King Arts Complex
Ohio History Center & Ohio Village
Wexner Center for the Arts

(Important Terms & Restrictions: Receive up to two free general admissions of equal or lesser value per visit when purchasing two regular-priced general admission tickets. Tickets must be purchased from the admissions area of the facility you are visiting. Cannot be combined with other discounts or offers. Not valid on prior purchases. No rain checks or refunds. Some restrictions may apply. Offer expires December 31, 2016 unless otherwise noted.)

RECIPROCAL PROGRAMS

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
Akron Art Museum www.akronartmuseum.org

Canton
The Canton Museum of Art In the Cultural Center for the Arts
www.cantonart.org

Cincinnati
Cincinnati Art Museum
www.cincinnatiartmuseum.org

The Contemporary Arts Center
www.contemporaryartscenter.org
Cleveland
The Cleveland Museum of Art
www.clevelandart.org

Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Cleveland
www.MOCAcleveland.org
Columbus
Wexner Center for the Arts
www.wexarts.org
Dayton
The Dayton Art Institute
www.daytonartinstitute.org
Massillon
Massillon Museum
www.massillonmuseum.org
Oberlin
Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College
www.oberlin.edu/allenart
Springfield
Springfield Museum of Art
www.springfieldart.museum
Toledo
Toledo Museum of Art
www.toledomuseum.org
Youngstown
The Butler Institute of American Art
www.butlerart.com

Zanesville
Zanesville Art Center
www.zanesvilleartcenter.org

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