About Stephanie Samera

Stephanie Samera is CMA's Lead for Gallery Learning.

OSU College of Medicine & CCS Encouraging Kids to Thank Healthcare Workers with Art

Medicine and the Arts (MedArts) is a vital partnership with the Columbus Museum of Art through fulfilling the MedArts’ mission of creating a more humanistic environment in which to care for our patients, educate our students and residents, and pursue research. 

Under the Humanism in Medicine department at the OSU College of Medicine, CMA brings together an interprofessional group of medical science students and faculty at OSU to the CMA for a one-time, two-hour experience led by leadership in the Learning Department in a program called Art of Analysis. While we are unable to continue the program onsite this year, we wholeheartedly thank the entire healthcare community which is working tirelessly to attend to the coronavirus pandemic and assisting all those in need. THANK YOU! 

The OSU Medicine and the Arts, alongside another one of our great partners, Columbus City Schools, are cheering on all the hardworking doctors, respiratory therapists, nurses, tech and support staff at the Wexner Medical Center as we live with the COVID-19 pandemic. Families are continuing to send in their messages and artworks of thanks to thankswexmed@gmail.com. Join us, #myCMAatHome and send in your support and thanks! 

Check out some of the thank you art below.

– Stephanie Samera heads the Docent Program as Lead for Gallery Learning at the CMA after serving as Manager of Group Services at the Museum of Modern Art. In addition to her extensive work in the visitor experience field, Stephanie completed her M.S.Ed. in Leadership in Museum Education at Bank Street College of Education. She currently serves on the Board of Medicine and the Arts with the Humanism in Medicine department at the OSU College of Medicine.


Become a Member of the 2019 CMA Docent Class

Docents 2019 Class

Year-round docents provide Museum tours to visitors of all ages. They are the primary educational outreach to students, visitors, and the Columbus community. Docent volunteers undergo an extensive five-month training period that focuses on critical thinking skills, museum education principles and practice and the Museum’s permanent collection and special exhibitions. Docents agree to serve for at least two years as gallery educators following their training. They also enjoy social events as well as local, national, and international art trips.

Consider attending the Information Session for the Class of 2019 on Thursday, July 26, 2018 from 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM in the Talmage Conference Room at the Museum if you are interested in learning more about our robust Docent Program.

Application materials for the 2018-2019 class are due by August 15, 2018. Click here to download the application. If you would like information about the upcoming docent class, please email Stephanie Samera.