Gift Membership

Why Gift a CMA Membership?

Foster creativity, exploration, and courageous imagination by giving the gift of membership at the Columbus Museum of Art.

Every day the Museum creates opportunities for a diverse public to connect, wonder, learn and play. Inspire your loved one’s inner artist with a full year of artful activities and lifelong learning opportunities.

Membership Levels & Benefits


  • Free general admission to the Columbus Museum of Art and The Pizzuti
  • Free admission to special exhibitions
  • Free parking at CMA
  • Invitations to members-only special exhibition previews and events
  • Free or discounted tickets to programs and events
  • 10% discount in Museum Store and Schokko Café
  • Subscription to Member-exclusive communications and e-newsletter
  • Columbus Member Advantage discounts at select local attractions (see details below)
  • Opportunity to join Special Interest Groups
  • Download the full Member Benefits chart


  • Benefits for one named adult
  • One guest per visit

Individual Gift Membership


  • Benefits for up to two named adults
  • Includes children under the age of 18

Family Gift Membership


Reciprocal Gift Membership

Individual through Reciprocal level memberships are fully tax deductible.
Questions? Browse the gift membership FAQ below or contact Abbey Diaz, Membership & Operations Coordinator at or call 614.629.0363.

CMA Members can save $3 on general admission to select Central Ohio museums and attractions through the Columbus Member Advantage program. To redeem, simply show your valid CMA Membership card each time you visit! Offer cannot be redeemed online. Columbus Member Advantage partners for 2024 include: 

(Important Terms & Restrictions: Discount good for $3 off per person on general admission only. Limit four (4) discounts per visit. 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, 2024 unless otherwise noted. Please check institution websites for current status and hours of operation.)

Gift Membership FAQs

How do I purchase a gift membership?

1. Online: Above, click GIFT on the level of membership you wish to give. Select “This membership is a gift” and complete your purchase.
2. In person: 480 East Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43215
3. By phone: 614.629.0344

What level should I purchase for my loved one?

Every level of membership has unique benefits. You can view full Member Benefits here or contact the Membership Office at or 614.629.0344 to learn more.

I just purchased a gift membership. What happens now?

CMA will issue new member cards and print a letter stating who the gift was from and the benefits of the new membership. These items will either be mailed directly to the recipient or to you, depending on what was specified in your original order. You will also receive a tax receipt in the mail for your purchase.

I received a confirmation email after my purchase. Will the gift recipient receive one as well?

No. We do not send confirmation emails to gift recipients. Instead, we send them a letter with their membership card in the mail.

How will the recipient receive their membership?

Membership cards will be sent by mail to the address specified in your order. We can deliver the membership to you or directly to the recipient.

How will they know who the gift is from?
When you place your order, you have the option to specify who CMA should say the gift is from. If you do not specify this, we will use the purchaser’s name on the order confirmation. You may also include your own personalized message which will be included in the gift letter.

What happens when the gifted membership expires?
When you initially order the membership, you have the option to select whether the renewal is to be sent to you, the recipient, or to both of you.

I need the gifted membership for a certain occasion. Can you guarantee delivery by a given date?

It may take up to two weeks from your order date for membership materials to be delivered. CMA is unable to provide expedited delivery.

Please note that memberships become active immediately upon purchase. The recipient may visit before they receive their cards by providing our Welcome Desk staff with their name and a photo ID.

What if I want the gift to be a surprise?

CMA mails membership cards in standard sized envelopes with CMA branding in the corner. If you live in the same home as the recipient, please specify you would like the membership to be delivered to you. If this is specified, you will be the only addressee listed on the envelope.

On occasion, CMA sends member-only informational emails to all active members. If you are concerned about a recipient receiving these emails prior to receiving their gifted membership, please contact the Membership Office at or 614.629.0363.

Can I purchase a membership now and give it to someone later?

Yes. However, it is recommended you wait to purchase a gifted membership until closer to the date you intend to gift it. CMA memberships are activated immediately upon purchase. We will not delay the activation of any membership and we do not extend memberships to recover lost time.

Can I include myself on a gifted membership?

No. If you wish to purchase a membership for yourself, please visit our membership page.

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