CMA Contemporaries

Become involved in a group that not only knows how to have to give back, but knows how to have fun, too. Add a Contemporaries membership to your museum membership for only $15 for Individual members or $25 for all other members.

Join now!

We are diverse. We are engaging. We are vibrant.

We are setting the standard for young professional organizations in Columbia. We encourage both the young and young-at-heart to join the museum and become involved in 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 enjoying the artwork at the museum. Become part of our family and experience lively events, world-class art, and dynamic programming. Membership in the Columbia Museum of Art Contemporaries is an outstanding way to network with other professionals interested in expanding their cultural awareness through social and educational events.

Joining the Contemporaries is simple, yet very rewarding. So why wait? Join the Contemporaries today and start enjoying all we have to offer! For questions about membership, please contact Brian Dolphin, senior manager of individual giving and Contemporaries liaison.  

Upcoming Events


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Unveiling Tatara Fire

Henry Mandell, Artist, tells the story behind his creation.

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Time for Art

Bid your time, not your money.

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Artist of the Year

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101 Series: Sushi 101

Learn something new while mingling with friends.

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101 Series: Casino Night

PartyTime DJs teaches casino entertainment games.

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Annual Oktoberfest

Kick off fall in the Capital City.

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Black Jack Ball

Board members celebrate another successful gala.

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Annual Oyster Roast

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Live Music at Oktoberfest

Performance by The Mustache Brothers.

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Contemporaries' 21st Birthday

Our 2015 gala, The Black Jack Ball, helped celebrate our big birthday.


Debi Schadel

Flock and Rally

“I joined the Contemporaries to help bring more contemporary art and young artists to the museum and the Contemporaries members.”

Joan Boyer

“Contemporaries has surpassed all of my expectations and I look forward to seeing what we'll accomplish next!"