Educator Benefits

Active SC teachers get museum benefits including:

$30 Off Select Memberships
Get a full year of free admission for just $25 for a solo membership or $55 for a duo membership. Just show us your SC educator ID to sign up.

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

Teacher Appreciation Week
Enjoy free admission May 3 – 9, 2021, during Teacher Appreciation Week.


Student Exhibition: Responding to Black Is Beautiful

For our very first Online Student Exhibition, we invited 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: Black Is Beautiful. This Online Student Exhibition is presented in partnership with the Friends of African American Art & Culture, a CMA membership affinity group.

See the exhibition here!


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)