Ambassador Circle Events & Programs

Members of the CMA Ambassador Circle enjoy access to unique programs throughout the year, with the opportunity to engage in artful experiences at CMA and throughout the community.

Listen to the past Coffee with the Curator program with William and Sarah Ross Soter Associate Curator of Photography, Anna Lee.

She discusses No Mere Button-Pressers: Clarence H. White, Ema Spencer, and the Newark Camera Club. A joint production by CMA and The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art, & Technology, this exhibition explores the time White spent in Newark, Ohio before he left for New York and became a leading Pictorialist photographer. CMA’s display features original work by both White and Ema Spencer, another Newark resident and a budding photographer. The title of the exhibition comes from Spencer’s essay about the Newark Camera Club, claiming that this group of artistically-minded amateur photographers were “no mere button-pressers”.

Ambassador Circle programs are a special benefit for members at the Supporter level ($250) and above. For more information on upgrading your membership contact Tiffany Duncan, Membership and Auxiliary Officer, at 614.629.0344 or

Image credit: Clarence Holbrook Carter, Jane Reed and Dora Hunt, 1941. Oil on canvas. Museum Purchase, Derby Fund

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