Premier Society

The Premier Society of the Columbia Museum of Art is a dedicated group of philanthropic donors who celebrate outstanding creativity through our collection, exhibitions and programs.

With your generous donations, the CMA is able to achieve the highest level of visual arts education, host blockbuster traveling exhibitions from around the world and be the premier international art museum in South Carolina. By joining the Premier Society, you are making a philanthropic gift that supports the mission of the museum and connects you with like-minded people in your community.

Join fellow art enthusiasts, collectors, and friends of the CMA, and make an investment in enhancing the cultural landscape and quality of life in our community. The privileges described below are given to all Premier Society membership levels starting at $500 with members at higher levels receiving additional exclusive benefits.

For more information on becoming a Premier Society Member, contact Elizabeth Wolfe at 803-343-2214 or elizabeth@columbiamuseum.org.

All CMA Premier Society memberships include the following benefits

  • Free unlimited admission for one year for two adults and children under 18
  • Discounts on concert tickets, classes, and talks
  • Exclusive travel opportunities
  • Free admission to all Family Fun events
  • Free admission to over 700 museums in North America, including over 80 museums across the Southeast
  • Exclusive invitations to special events, including Exhibition Preview Opening Celebrations
  • Member Appreciation Days, which include special savings in the gift shop, an opportunity to bring a friend and more
  • 10% discount in the CMA Shop
  • Recognition in the museum’s Annual Report
  • Exclusive travel opportunities
  • 20% discount and priority registration on Summer Camps and Art School 
  • Free admission to all family fun events

Membership Levels

Director Society $500

Director Society Membership $500 Join Now
Director Society + Columbia Design League  What's this? $525 Join Now
Director Society + Contemporaries  What's this? $525 Join Now
Director Society + Friends of African American Art & Culture  What's this? $525 Join Now

Taylor Society $1,000

  • Invitation to the John Richard Craft Leadership Award Celebration, an exclusive dinner honoring an individual or couple who has demonstrated extraordinary commitment to the museum
  • Invitation to Out of the Vault, a private, behind-the-scenes art presentation with the museum curators or a special guest
  • Add an affiliate membership for just $25! Learn more about our affiliate groups
Taylor Society Membership $1,000 Join Now
Taylor Society + Columbia Design League  What's this? $1,025 Join Now
Taylor Society + Contemporaries  What's this? $1,025 Join Now
Taylor Society + Friends of African American Art & Culture  What's this? $1,025 Join Now

Jasper Society $2,500

  • All the privileges of Taylor Society membership, plus:
  • Invitation to Lunch and Learn, a lecture, lunch and lively discussion about art with the Executive Director and Chief Curator
  • Add an affiliate membership for just $25! Learn more about our affiliate groups
Jasper Society Membership $2,500 Join Now
Jasper Society + Columbia Design League  What's this? $2,525 Join Now
Jasper Society + Contemporaries  What's this? $2,525 Join Now
Jasper Society + Friends of African American Art & Culture  What's this? $2,525 Join Now

Canaletto Society $5,000

Canaletto Society Membership $5,000 Join Now
Canaletto Society + Columbia Design League  What's this? $5,025 Join Now
Canaletto Society + Contemporaries  What's this? $5,025 Join Now
Canaletto Society + Friends of African American Art & Culture  What's this? $5,025 Join Now

Botticelli Society $10,000

  • All the privileges of Canaletto Society membership, plus:
  • The opportunity to host a private Art de Jour reception with wine and hors d'oevres and a curator-led tour
  • Add an affiliate membership for just $25! Learn more about our affiliate groups
Botticelli Society $10,000 Join Now
Botticelli Society + Columbia Design League  What's this? $10,025 Join Now
Botticelli Society + Contemporaries  What's this? $10,025 Join Now
Botticelli Society + Friends of African American Art & Culture  What's this? $10,025 Join Now