If you don't see your question answered here, please contact the Membership Department at 803-799-2810 or membership@columbiamuseum.org.

How can I become a member of the CMA?

You can purchase a membership online, by phone at 803-799-2810, in person by visiting the museum at 1515 Main Street, or by mail by sending your payment to the following address:

Columbia Museum of Art
Membership Office
PO Box 2068
Columbia, SC 29202

I don’t know my login information, but want to renew my membership online. How can I reset my login? 

After signing in, click the “Forgot your password?” link in the middle of the page and a new one will be sent to your email. If you’re still having problems, please call the membership office at 803-799-2810.

Can I get into the CMA if I forget my card?

Sure!  Our front desk has access to our membership database.  Simply share your name and they will confirm your membership!

My membership card has been lost or stolen. Can I get a new one?

Absolutely! Just call the membership office at 803-799-2810 or send an email to membership@columbiamuseum.org and we will promptly replace any lost or stolen membership card. If you wish to visit the museum, we have your membership on file, so just come in and give the front desk your name and membership status to let you in.

I am a Solo member of CMA. May I bring a guest to a members-only event?

Solo memberships admit one adult plus children to the museum for admission and all free events. If you would like to upgrade your membership and bring a guest with you more often, please contact the membership office at 803-799-2810.

I am interested in upgrading my membership to a higher level. Do I have to wait until my membership expires?

Not at all! To upgrade or add an affiliate membership, simply call the membership office and we will process your additional payment to upgrade your membership today. Call 803-799-2810.

What is the duration of membership?

Memberships are good for one year from the day the payment is processed.

What is reciprocal membership?

As a member of the CMA, you receive free or reduced admission and museum shop discounts at a number of other museums. All members receive reciprocal privileges through SERM (Southeastern Reciprocal Membership), and Friend level and above receive reciprocal privileges through NARM (North American Reciprocal Museum Association). 

How long does it take to get a permanent membership card after I send in my payment?

Your membership is active as soon as you join the CMA. It typically takes between 2-3 weeks to receive your membership card in the mail. If you are a Student or Avant Gard member, you can pick up your membership card at the visitor services desk when you visit the CMA.

Where do I show my membership card?

Just show your membership card to the visitors services desk for free admission.

Is my membership gift tax-deductible?

All general memberships to the museum are 100% tax deductible.

Can I add an affinity group membership to my current membership? 

Yes!  See a list and descriptions of our affinity groups.

Do I need to be a member of the CMA to join an affinity group?

Yes. Affinity groups are add-ons to our general and premier membership programs. 

I want to purchase a gift membership for someone, how can I do this? What if they have an existing membership, will they get a second membership?

If you wish to give the gift of CMA membership, check the “This Membership is a gift” box when you fill out the information for the membership.  If the person receiving the membership is already a member, it will add a year to their existing membership so long as it is the same type of membership. If you’d like more information, please call the membership office at 803-799-2810.

If I buy a Duo or Trio membership, who can I add as the second or third member?

You may add anyone! Many members designate a spouse, a family member, or a friend. You are also welcome to leave the additional member open and just bring a guest with you each time you come. 

How can I update my contact information?

The membership office, reachable at 803-799-2810 or membership@columbiamuseum.org, will promptly process all requests for changes in contact information.

How do I make a charitable contribution to the CMA?

If purchasing a membership you can add a donation to that purchase, or you can make a 100% tax-deductible charitable donation online. You can also make a donation by phone at 803-799-2810, in person by visiting the museum at 1515 Main Street, or by mail by sending your payment to the following address:

Columbia Museum of Art
Annual Fund
PO Box 2068
Columbia, SC 29202