Premier Society

The Premier Society of the Columbia Museum of Art is a dedicated group of philanthropic donors who celebrate outstanding creativity through our collection, exhibitions and programs.

With your generous donations, the CMA is able to achieve the highest level of visual arts education, host blockbuster traveling exhibitions from around the world and be the premier international art museum in South Carolina. By joining the Premier Society, you are making a philanthropic gift that supports the mission of the museum and connects you with like-minded people in your community.

Join fellow art enthusiasts, collectors, and friends of the CMA, and make an investment in enhancing the cultural landscape and quality of life in our community. The privileges described below are given to all Premier Society membership levels starting at $500 with members at higher levels receiving additional exclusive benefits.

For more information on becoming a Premier Society Member, contact Cathryn Roys at 803-343-2210 or cathryn@columbiamuseum.org.

All CMA Premier Society memberships include the following benefits

  • Free unlimited admission for one year for two adults and children under 18
  • Discounts on concert tickets, classes, and talks
  • Exclusive travel opportunities
  • Free admission to over 800 museums in North America, including over 150 museums across the Southeast
  • Exclusive invitations to special events, including Exhibition Preview Opening Celebrations
  • Member Appreciation Days, which include special savings in the gift shop, an opportunity to bring a friend and more
  • 10% discount in the CMA Shop
  • Recognition in the museum’s Annual Report
  • 20% discount and priority registration on Summer Camps and Art School 
  • Free admission to all family fun events

Membership Levels

Director Society $500

  • Invitation to Evening with the Director, an exclusive cocktail party with the Executive Director
  • Add an affiliate membership for just $25! Learn more about our affiliate groups
  • Want more than one affiliate membership? Give us a call at 803-343-2198.
Director Society Membership $500 Join or Renew
Director Society + Columbia Design League  What's this? $525 Join or Renew
Director Society + Contemporaries  What's this? $525 Join or Renew
Director Society + Friends of African American Art & Culture  What's this? $525 Join or Renew

Taylor Society $1,000

  • Invitation to the John Richard Craft Leadership Award Celebration, an exclusive dinner honoring an individual or couple who has demonstrated extraordinary commitment to the museum
  • Invitation to Out of the Vault, a private, behind-the-scenes art presentation with the museum curators or a special guest
  • Add an affiliate membership for just $25! Learn more about our affiliate groups
  • Want more than one affiliate membership? Give us a call at 803-343-2198.
Taylor Society Membership $1,000 Join or Renew
Taylor Society + Columbia Design League  What's this? $1,025 Join or Renew
Taylor Society + Contemporaries  What's this? $1,025 Join or Renew
Taylor Society + Friends of African American Art & Culture  What's this? $1,025 Join or Renew

Jasper Society $2,500

  • All the privileges of Taylor Society membership, plus:
  • Invitation to Lunch and Learn, a lecture, lunch and lively discussion about art with the Executive Director and Chief Curator
  • Add an affiliate membership for just $25! Learn more about our affiliate groups
Jasper Society Membership $2,500 Join or Renew
Jasper Society + Columbia Design League  What's this? $2,525 Join or Renew
Jasper Society + Contemporaries  What's this? $2,525 Join or Renew
Jasper Society + Friends of African American Art & Culture  What's this? $2,525 Join or Renew

Canaletto Society $5,000

  • All the privileges of Taylor Society membership, plus:
  • A private curator-led tour for up to 10 guests
  • Add an affiliate membership for just $25! Learn more about our affiliate groups
  • Want more than one affiliate membership? Give us a call at 803-343-2198.
Canaletto Society Membership $5,000 Join or Renew
Canaletto Society + Columbia Design League  What's this? $5,025 Join or Renew
Canaletto Society + Contemporaries  What's this? $5,025 Join or Renew
Canaletto Society + Friends of African American Art & Culture  What's this? $5,025 Join or Renew

Botticelli Society $10,000

  • All the privileges of Canaletto Society membership, plus:
  • The opportunity to host a private Art de Jour reception with wine and hors d'oevres and a curator-led tour
  • Add an affiliate membership for just $25! Learn more about our affiliate groups
  • Want more than one affiliate membership? Give us a call at 803-343-2198.
Botticelli Society $10,000 Join or Renew
Botticelli Society + Columbia Design League  What's this? $10,025 Join or Renew
Botticelli Society + Contemporaries  What's this? $10,025 Join or Renew
Botticelli Society + Friends of African American Art & Culture  What's this? $10,025 Join or Renew