Become a CMA Member

We support our state's educators by offering a great membership discount. Get a full year of free admission for just $15 for a Solo membership (saving $40) or $30 for a Duo membership (saving $50). Just show us your SC educator ID to sign up.

Member Benefits:

  • Free unlimited admission for one year
  • Discounts on concert tickets, classes, and lectures
  • Free admission to over 150 museums across the Southeast
  • Invitations to members-only events, including Exhibition Opening Parties
  • 10% discount in the CMA Shop
  • Member magazine
  • 20% discount on summer camps and art classes
  • All levels except for Student and Avant-Garde include free admission for children 18 and under, for no additional cost

Educator Benefits

In addition to a steep membership discount, all active SC teachers can enjoy:

Shop Discount
Save 10% on your purchases in the CMA Shop with your SC educator ID.

Teacher Appreciation Week
Enjoy free admission during Teacher Appreciation Week.


Student Exhibition: Responding to Visions from India

We invite all students (K-12 and College) to submit a work of art you've created that is inspired by the exhibition currently on view at the CMA: Visions from India. 

Find out how to be part of the exhibition here.


Educator Guide

2020 - 2021 School Year


The CMA has many offerings for educators both for working with students and for continuing education efforts. Explore them through the links above, or download this brochure to see it all in one place. 

Download the Brochure


MacArthur Goodwin Award

Know an art teacher who deserves recognition?

The MacArthur Goodwin Award honors individuals who foster progress in visual arts education through the utilization of community arts resources, such as museums and arts centers within South Carolina.

Send nominations to Glenna Barlow at gbarlow@columbiamuseum.org.

Nominations should include:

  • A one- or two-page, typewritten narrative that summarizes the accomplishments of the nominee as they relate to a current program or project
  • Three letters of recommendation, including one letter written by a constituent, such as a parent, guardian, or program participant
  • A summary vitae/resume for the nominee (limit: 3 pages)