Corporate Membership

Become a corporate leader in the arts.

Be the CMA and invest in your art museum, employees, and community. Corporate membership to the Columbia Museum of Art provides your employees an opportunity to experience art firsthand and nurture their creativity, gives your company recognition among leading organizations, and offers networking opportunities with CMA donors and businesses. In addition, your corporate philanthropic contribution allows the museum to offer award-winning arts education to our community providing an essential part of a well-rounded education and lifelong learning for all. 

Thank you for supporting your art museum with a charitable, tax-deductible gift.

Annual membership levels range from $500 to $10,000 and include a wide array of benefits, including special VIP access to exhibitions, the collection, and programs, free admission to the museum for employees, broad recognition in the community, and opportunities for your company to network, including invitations to the annual Art of Business event.

For more information, contact Sarah Wells at 803-343-0480 or sarah@columbiamuseum.org.

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All CMA Corporate Memberships include the following benefits:

  • Annual membership cards granting unlimited free admission for a full year. Cards will be printed in the company’s name to be used by any employee.
  • Discounts on concert tickets, classes, and talks
  • Free or discounted admission to over 700 museums in North America, including over 100 museums across the Southeast
  • Exclusive invitations to special events, including Exhibition Members' Opening Parties and the Art of Business annual event for corporate members
  • Member Appreciation Days – the museum offers members special savings in the shop, an opportunity to bring a friend, and more
  • 10% discount in the CMA Shop
  • Recognition in the museum’s Annual Report, Art of Business event signage and on the CMA website

Membership Levels

Corporate Associate $500

  • 2 Annual Membership Cards (for use by all employees)
  • 6 complimentary general admission guest passes (estimated value $72)

Corporate Friend $1,000

  • 4 Annual Membership Cards (for use by all employees)
  • 10 complimentary general admission guest passes (estimated value $120)
  • Entertain up to 15 clients, employees, or friends with a special guided tour of the museum's art collection or exhibition during museum operating hours

Corporate Patron $2,500

  • 6 Annual Membership Cards (for use by all employees)
  • 20 complimentary general admission guest passes (estimated value $240)
  • Entertain up to 25 clients, employees, or friends with a special guided tour of the museum's art collection or exhibition during museum operating hours
  • 10% discount extended to your employees who want to personally join the CMA

Corporate Contributor $5,000                    

  • 8 Annual Membership Cards (to be used as the company sees fit; admits two adults and any children under 18)  
  • Employees can show their corporate badge to gain free admission all year. (Companies of 400 employees or fewer. Employee must provide name and check in through the front desk. Good only for employee, no guests)
  • 75 complimentary general admission guest passes (estimated value $900)
  • 1 corporate meeting rental during public hours (2 hours and up to 50 people)* 
  • 2 complimentary Dual/Family memberships to be given to employees (estimated value $150)
  • Entertain up to 25 clients, employees, or friends with a special guided tour of the museum’s art collection or exhibition during museum operating hours (Art du jour, lunch not included)
  • Invitation for two to annual John Richard Craft Leadership Award Dinner 

Corporate Leader $7,500 

  • 10 Annual Membership Cards (to be used as the company sees fit; admits two adults and any children under 18)  
  • Employees can show their corporate badge to gain free admission all year. (Companies of 550 employees or fewer. Employee must provide name and check in through the front desk. Good only for employee, no guests)
  • 1 corporate meeting rental during public hours (2 hours and up to 75 people)*  
  • 150 complimentary general admission guest passes (estimated value $1,800)
  • Entertain up to 25 clients, employees, or friends with a special guided tour of the museum’s art collection or exhibition during museum operating hours (Art du jour, lunch not included)*
  • Invitation for two to annual John Richard Craft Leadership Award Dinner 

Corporate Sustainer $10,000 

  • 12 Annual Membership Cards (to be used as the company sees fit; admits two adults and any children under 18)  
  • Employees can show their corporate badge to gain free admission all year. (Companies of 1,000 employees or fewer. Employee must provide name and check in through the front desk. Good only for employee, no guests)
  • 1 corporate rental (2 hours and up to 150 people; rentals not available on weekends)*
  • 200 complimentary general admission guest passes (estimated value $2,400)
  • Entertain up to 30 clients, employees, or friends with a special guided tour of the museum’s art collection or exhibition during museum operating hours with access to the Orientation Gallery  for lunch or small reception (food and drinks not included)*
  • Invitation for two to annual John Richard Craft Leadership Award Dinner  
  • 4 tickets to Chamber Music on Main or Jazz on Main Series (estimated value $160)

For more information about our Corporate Memberships levels and benefits, please contact Sarah Wells at 803-343-0480 or sarah@columbiamuseum.org

*Should a company wish to host and/or rent the museum for a private function, these events will be scheduled on a space-available basis. All direct costs associated with an event, including food, beverage, and security are the responsibility of the corporate host.