Special Interest Groups

Loud and Proud
Loud & Proud is the Columbus Museum of Art’s LGBTQ and Allied affinity group. Make new friends while learning about LGBTQ artists and art related to the LGBTQ community. See Art after Stonewall, 1969-1989, named one of the best and most important exhibitions of the decade by ARTnews, before it closes on October 4. Members receive free admission.

Your membership supports CMA and brings exhibitions like Art after Stonewall, 1969-1989 to Columbus.

Loud & Proud members will have opportunities to socialize together while learning about LGBTQ artists and exploring art with subject matter relevant to the LGBTQ community. Loud & Proud members get invited to several social and art related programs throughout the season.

Annual dues are $50 per person, and members must also have a current CMA membership. For more information on Loud & Proud, please contact Gabriel Mastin, Leadership Giving Officer, at 614.629.0307 or gabriel.mastin@cmaohio.org. For questions about joining or more information on CMA memberships, please contact Bethany Simms, Member Relations Manager, at 614.629.0344 or membership@cmaohio.org.

L&P Individual–$50

L&P Dual–$100

Founding Sponsors: 

Equitas HealthPrizmEnvisage

Brandt-Roberts Galleries, Lindsay Gallery, Sherrie Gallerie


The Contemporaries
The Contemporaries is a special interest 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.

Annual dues are $650 for 40+ years old and $350 for under 40 years old, and members must have a current CMA membership at the Reciprocal-level or above. For more information, please contact Betsy Meacham, betsy.meacham@cmaohio.org or 614.629.0328.


Friends of Jewish Art
Friends of Jewish Art (FJA) is an special interest group of Columbus Museum of Art that supports exhibitions, programs, and acquisitions of Jewish art. 

Annual dues are $50 and members must have a current CMA membership at the Reciprocal- level or above.  For more information or to join FJA, please contact Bethany Simms at membership@cmaohio.org or 614.629.0344.

FJA Individual–$50

FJA Dual–$100


Special Interest Groups

Enhance your CMA membership by joining any of these special interest groups including the Contemporaries, Friends of Jewish Art, and Loud & Proud LGBTQ and Allied membership. These groups give you a chance to form a deeper connection with the Museum and personalize your art experience.

You must be a current CMA member in order to join a Special Interest Group. If you are not already a member please purchase your CMA membership first and then purchase your Special Interest Group membership. Please note that some groups require a CMA membership level of Reciprocal or above.

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