CMA memberships are flexible. Whether you're looking to join with the family you were born with, the family you made, or all on your own, you'll find more options that reflect your life.


Member Benefits

All CMA members get:

  • Free unlimited admission for one year
  • Discounts on concert tickets, classes, and lectures
  • Free admission to over 150 museums across the Southeast through a SERM Partnership
  • Invitations to members-only events, including Exhibition Opening Parties
  • 10% discount on CMA and exhibition merchandise
  • 20% discount on summer camps and art classes
  • 30% off purchases from USC Press (contact us at 803-799-2810 or info@columbiamuseum.org for the code)
  • All levels except for Student and Avant-Garde include free admission for children 18 and under, for no additional cost

Gift Memberships

To purchase a gift membership, choose the "Give As Gift" option next to the membership level you are choosing to give when adding it to your cart.

When you buy a gift membership, that membership becomes active immediately. Want to give them something you can wrap along with their gift membership? Stop by the Welcome Desk to pick up a member welcome kit!


Premier Memberships

Premier Memberships start at $500 for the Director's Circle level and offer greater membership rewards, including travel opportunities and invitations to exclusive receptions and dinners. 

Premier Memberships

Corporate Membership

Corporate Membership starts at $500 annually and includes a wide array of benefits, like special VIP access to exhibitions and free admission to the museum for employees. 

Corporate Memberships


Affinity Groups

Level Up

For just a few more dollars, join one of our affinity groups and socialize with people who like the things you like!

You'll have a chance to add an affinity group to your membership after you choose a membership level. 

CMA Affinity Groups:

Contemporaries (Young Professionals)

Columbia Design League

Friends of African American Art & Culture


Make the most of your membership!

Members get in free to see all new exhibitions and get free or reduced prices for events.