Be the Curator is a new fundraising initiative that invites you to be a part of the art! The CMA has found six dedicated volunteers to help raise money for the CMA’s Annual Fund. Each volunteer has selected a piece of art from our collection that is not currently on view and now they need your help. Be the Curator engages you, the public, by asking you to cast your vote through donations and help decide which volunteer's piece will go on view in the summer of 2014. Your support is so appreciated and every gift to the Annual Fund Be the Curator drive is 100% tax-deductible. Please join us in this innovative new way to support the Columbia Museum of Art and Be the Curator!

What is a Curator?



  1. the person in charge of a museum, art collection, etc.
  2. a person who selects content for presentation, as in an art exhibition.

Why Support the Annual Fund?

  • Preservation & Conservation

    The fund supports the Museum's daily operations and the preservation of the permanent collection, making it possible to protect and grow CMA’s outstanding collection.

  • Education

    The fund allows the Museum to provide award-winning educational offerings, exceptional exhibitions, meaningful community outreach, and dynamic programs and events.