Premier Society

The Premier Society of the Columbia Museum of Art is a dedicated group of philanthropic donors who believe in our mission to celebrate outstanding creativity through our collection, exhibitions and programs. It is with this shared value the Museum 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.

Be the CMA

Join fellow art enthusiasts, collectors and friends of the Museum, 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 Lowndes Macdonald at 803.343.2172 or

All CMA Premier Society memberships include the following benefits:

  • Free unlimited admission for one year
  • Discounts on concert tickets, classes and lectures
  • Exclusive travel opportunities
  • Free admission to all Family Fun events
  • Free admission to almost 600 museums in North America, including over 80 museums across the Southeast
  • Exclusive invitations to special events, including Exhibition Preview Opening Celebrations
  • Member Appreciation Days – several times a year the museum offers members special savings in the gift shop, an opportunity to bring a friend and more
  • 10% discount in the Museum Shop
  • Recognition in the Museum’s Annual Report
  • Admission of two adults and children/grandchildren (18 and under)
  • Exclusive Travel Opportunities
  • Summer Camp and Art School 20% discount and priority registration
  • Free admission to all family fun events

Membership Levels

The Museum has contributed not only to the enhancement of this community, but it has greatly enriched our lives as well.- Julie Brenan, Taylor Society

The Museum has contributed not only to the enhancement of this community, but it has greatly enriched our lives as well.

Need another Reason to join?

Reason #48:

The satisfaction of supporting one of South Carolina’s top cultural organizations