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FYI, our Avant-Garde memberships are just for visitors under 30. We'll ask to see your ID the first time you come in to verify your age! Over 30? No problem! Just choose another level.

Now, a quick question: would you like to add an affinity group membership for just $15?

Our affinity groups bring together people who have similar interests to meet, socialize, and learn. Affinity members get an in-depth look at the museum through special programming and events, art classes, talks and lectures, films, and more.

Our Affinity Groups:

Columbia Design League

CDL members gather to explore how great design affects every facet of our everyday lives and to broaden that understanding through vibrant, insightful programming. We bring speakers from different disciplines and different areas of the nation to infuse our region with creative energy, to address the design issues faced by our community, and to support the CMA's mission to engage the mind and enrich the spirit.

The Contemporaries

The Contemporaries sets the standard for young professional organizations in Columbia. We encourage both the young and young-at-heart to become involved in a myriad of the museum's cultural activities throughout the year. Our goal is to build a flourishing community and to help grow the CMA's collection, while mingling with friends and famous artwork alike.

Friends of African American Art & Culture

No matter the medium, African-American art evokes a vibrant culture, an indomitable spirit, and a strong sense of place. Friends of African American Art & Culture offers CMA members a chance to step behind the canvas and discover what compels these artists to create the work they do through talks, studio visits, and more.

My Membership

Avant-Garde Membership - $25
Free admission for one adult age 30 or younger


+ Add Columbia Design League for $15

+ Add Contemporaries for $15

+ Add FAAAC for $15

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