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For a low membership fee, get free admission to exhibitions and reduced admission to the annual Anniversary Gala, On Tap & Uncorked, Festival of Trees, and other special events and programs and a members-only Museum Store discount. Friend-level Memberships offer the additional valuable benefit of Reciprocal Museum Privileges, which includes free admission to over 1,000 North American Reciprocal Museums! For more information, call 231.720.2571.
Regular Events At Cma
BAM Thursdays: Bar, Art, Music. Thursdays starting May 5 from 5 pm 9 pm BAM Thursdays are back! Every Thursday will bring fresh libations, great art, and music at the Museum. Sip and vibe with friends in our garden space, with limited seating also available inside Schokko Café.
Admission is just $5 on Thursday evenings!
The first Thursday of the month have enhanced festivities with local Craftin Outlaws exhibitors and a featured live artist from 6:008:00 PM. This marketplace will give you access to shop unique, one-of-a-kind, items from local and regional artists, makers, and retailers.
Open Studio: Every Saturday from 11 am 2 pm. Engage creative thinking through material exploration with local community partner, Ohio Alliance for Arts Education . There will be an enhanced session each month with a teaching artist who will lead a program based on prompts and provide creative instruction.
Individuals of all ages are welcome to step into the Studio to explore and experiment with our wide range of materials and supplies. Open Studio experiences are included with admission to CMA.
Teen Open Studio: 2nd and 3rd Saturday of each month from 11 am 2 pm. FREE, drop-in program for ages 1219. Located in the Innovation Lab, teens can learn from local artists, experiment with technology and art supplies, or just hang out with their friends. Teen Open Studio will be held the second and third Saturday of each month from
: 12:30 1:00 PMMay 26: 12:30 1:00 PM: 12:30 1:00 PM
Admission Events And Discounts At Columbus Museum Of Art
Reminder: all visits should have a ticket reservation to ensure admission. See all discounted admission.
Color your own CMA Masterpiece for free admission: Use one of the coloring sheets depicting some of the museums most iconic works of art to create your own masterpiece. Bring in your artwork to get 1 free general admission to the Museum for the day, and you can see these actual artworks and more that we hope will inspire you!
Print the coloring sheets from the website, or pick one up at local restaurant partners, Forno or Urban Meyers Pint House. Program end date unknown check link above to see if its still available.
Shop in the Short North, get free admission!
Spend $5 or more in the Short North Arts District within 24 hours and show your receipt for complimentary admission!
Free Sundays at CMA
Everyone can enjoy free Sundays at CMA from 10 a.m. 5 p.m. The free admission also includes all exhibitions, as well as Center for Creativity, Big Idea Gallery, and much more during free Sundays at CMA.
While Sunday admission is free, all visitors should reserve a dated, timed admission ticket to enter. Special exhibition fees may apply on Sundays. A small amount of day-of admission tickets may be available for visitors who arrive without reservations, but cannot be guaranteed.
$5 Thursdays evenings at CMA
Thursday is a perfect night to head to CMA with friends or a date! Admission is just $5 from 5 9 pm.
WonderPass admission for youth and CCS Families
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Special Events At Columbus Museum Of Art
Reservations Open March 1 and End May 15. Workshops are MondaysFridays from 9:00 AM4:00 PM $300 Non-Member / $255 Member Each workshop is 5 days of in-person instruction at the Columbus Museum of Art for students entering 1st-8th Grade. Classes will be offered each week with the same theme split by grades/age. Students will be able to explore the galleries through private tours, have downtime outside on the gardens and have access to a variety of creative materials.
See themes, registration and more on website.
Mothers Day Events And Specials
May 8, 10:00 AM3:00 PM: Mothers Day Brunch Schokko Café has created a delectable menu for Mothers Day, see it here! Capacity is limited reserve your timed slot in advance for tables up to 4 or 6. Outdoor patio seating is weather dependent and available on a first come, first served basis.
May 8, 2:003:30 PM: Tony Hagood Quartet presents: Ella Sings Cole Porter and Jazz Standards Treat the mother in your life to a concert presented by the Tony Hagood Quartet featuring the music of Cole Porter. This performance includes the vocal stylings of Sydney McSweeney, Tony Hagood on piano, Bradley Mellen on bass, and Reggie Jackson on drums.
Tickets include admission to the special exhibition, Roy Lichtenstein: History in the Making, 19481960. Cost is $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers in advance $30 for everyone at the door.
Discounted Gift Memberships: Museum membership has lots of perks, including free admission, invites to special experiences, free parking, discounts at the Schokko Café and the Museum Store. Through the month of May, gift memberships are 15% off with the code MAY15 for Individual, Family and Reciprocal levels.
Seasonal Events Tba For 2022 At Cma
Annual Holiday LEGO® Exhibition at Columbus Museum of Art: TBA 2021/2022. Columbus Museum of Arts annual holiday celebration of the creative potential of LEGO® bricks returns. Bring your friends and family and celebrate the season by connecting with LEGO® and each other. Think Outside the Brick features an enormous collaboratively-built model of Columbus. Dont forget everyone can enjoy FREE ADMISSION at CMA every Sunday from 10 a.m. 5 p.m., and $5 admission on Thursdays from 5-9 p.m.
CCS Free Family Admission with the WonderPass
WondowPass gives access to the creative experiences and resources for imagination, curiosity, critical thinking, and play at the CMA and at home.
What does WonderPass include?
- Free summer admission for children 17 years and younger .
- Free summer admission extends to caregivers and families for those who attend Columbus City Schools.
- A resource guide for in-gallery and at home creative learning. A new one unveiled each season!
- Community Days these creative, play filled days at the museum will happen quarterly. The first celebrates Columbus own Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson on Saturday, August 14, featuring maker activities from 11 AM-1 PM, and a performance by Urban String in collaboration with Mark Lomax.
Free admission with WonderPass is automatic. Reserve your ticket now. Families in Columbus City Schools can redeem the offer with code CCS2021. More details here.
Columbus Membership Advantage Program
CMC is excited to announce that weve joined the Columbus Membership Advantage Program to provide CMC members new benefits in the community!
As a CMC member, you can enjoy $3 off admission to select Columbus museums and attractions through the Columbus Member Advantage Program. No coupon is necessary. Simply show your valid membership card each time you visit! Columbus Member Advantage partners for 2022 include:
Important Terms and Restrictions: Guests must present their current membership card to the admissions area of the facility you are visiting to receive the discount . Discount is good for up to 4 general admission tickets per visit. Valid on regular-priced admission only . Discount cannot be combined with other discounts or offers. Not valid on prior purchases. No rain checks or refunds. Offer valid through December 31, 2022. Some restrictions may apply.
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Executive Director & Ceo Columbus Museum Of Art
About the Columbus Museum of Art Incorporated in 1878, Columbus Museum of Art was built for the community by the community. Generations of families have invested in the Museum through gifts of time, talent, and treasure. From the quality of its collections and exhibitions to the quality of life in the community, the CMA strives for the ideal celebrating the diversity of its people and its city. In 2013, the Museum was named a National Medal winner by the Institute for Museum and Library Services , the nations highest honor for significant and exceptional contributions to the community.
For more information on the Columbus Museum of Art, please visit its website:
The Opportunity This leader guides the museum and its professional staff in pursuing its mission and assuring a sustainable future, garners support for the institutions priorities including serving as chief fundraiser leading the museums development team, provides skillful oversight of its operations, and serves as a thought leader in planning exhibitions, publications, and programs that engage the local community and an expanding audience.
Read and download the Position Profile here: To Apply, visit:
The High Museum Of Art
|AMA members will travel to meet up at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta for a special viewing of the exhibition Rodin in the United States: Confronting the Modern.A free event for AMA members at the Supporting Level or higher, we will meet at 11 am on Saturday, Jan 14, 2023 at the main entrance for the free tour.Auguste Rodin is one of the most celebrated sculptors of the modern age. The more than seventy sculptures and drawings in the exhibition encompass many of Rodins best-known compositions, including The Thinker, Monument to Balzac, and The Kiss, as well as less-familiar subjects and an exceptional number of his expressive and probing drawings.A signup link will be available HERE closer to the event.||In September 2021, AMA members toured “Calder-Picasso” at the High Museum at a Members Meet-Up.|
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Columbus Museum Of Art Staff Join Wexner Center For The Arts Employees In Seeking Unionization
In a statement sent to The Dispatch, the museum responded: The Columbus Museum of Art greatly values the talents and contributions of our colleagues, which make it possible for the museum to serve our community every day. We respect the interest of our colleagues in engaging in a conversation about collective bargaining, as is their legal right, and we remain supportive and committed to all our staff, regardless of their affiliation.
The decision by museum staff members to seek unionization comes just months after the staff at the Wexner Center for the Arts filed for a union in March. They also partnered with AFSCME Council 8 and staff members from Wexner Center for Arts, who are still in the process of finalizing their union and were also at Mondays rally to show support for the CMA staff.
“Theres a limited amount of cultural institutions in Columbus and we are all pretty connected. We have common missions, so we are here for each other, Matt Reber, who manages the center’s bookstore and is a leader of the union staff said. Some of these folks reached out after we went public and we gave them the support like, If we can do this, you can do this, and they just took it and ran with it. “
Families Play At Columbus Museum Of Art With Reciprocal Museum Membership
What is the value of having access to over 800 indoor playgrounds around North America, where you and you family can explore for one modest annual fee?
Thanks to the North American Reciprocal Museum Association, purchasing the reciprocal membership at your local art museum means unlimited interesting days of creative adventure in your hometown and a tremendous value when traveling. Can you imagine a world where children grow up playing in art museums? Executive Director of the Columbus Museum of Art, Nannette Maciejunes asked.
Membership prices vary at each museum. The Columbus Museum of Art, at 480 East Broad Street in Columbus, Ohio, reopened October 25, 2015 with the completion of the 50,000 square foot Margaret M. Walter wing. Daily Admission is $14 per adult and $6 per child. The reciprocal membership is $120 per year. So, three museum trips a year for a family of four is the break even point, and more than that is a travel bonus!
If you dont live in North America or your home town doesnt have a museum, simply purchase a membership at the first museum you visit. Museum memberships last for one year.
The new museum is much more that a building with large rooms filled with paintings. Executive Director Maciejunes believes, this exciting endeavor is a shift from just talking about the works hanging on the wall to talking about how art connects people to themselves, their community, and their world. The museum accomplishes this in many ways.
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Ohio Museum Reciprocal Membership Program
Upon presentation of a membership card from one of the following Ohio museums, validated with an Ohio reciprocal sticker on the card, members will be entitled to these privileges while visiting any of the participating museums:
- Free admission at all times during regular museum hours
- The same on-site discount offered to museum members on purchases in the gift store
- The same on-site discount offered to museum members on purchases of concert and lecture tickets
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Dia De Los Muertos At The Columbus Museum Of Art
Community Ofrenda at CMA: An ofrenda is an altar, built to honor lost loved ones. Visitors may add a memento, photo, or word to remember and celebrate someone special from their lives. The ofrenda was created by Renee Zamora, a Columbus artist who works with printmaking, mixed media and found objects. Artist Renee Zamora shares her story and one of her favorite parts about Dia de los Muertos, the ofrenda. Follow along and build your own.
Community Conversation on Grief at CMASaturday October 30 at 2:00 pm: Join CMA and community partners in an honest and meaningful conversation about grief, loss, healing, and the origins of Día de los Muertos. This event is free and open to the public.
Celebrate Día de los Muertos at CMA: Celebrate the rich origins of Día de los Muertos at CMA with day-long offerings to connect, and honor our loved ones who have departed. Enjoy $5 admission all day, children 3 and under are free. From 1:00-4:00 PM, enjoy live music by local salsa band Al Son del Iya, art activities, and add to a community ofrenda. Schokko Café will feature an inspired menu all day. Details and registration on the Columbus Museum of Art website.
Craftin Outlaws Holiday Craft Market
Winter Art Breaks: December 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30 from 10 am 3 pm. Stop by the Studio for creative activities for young families and teens while school is out for winter break. Winter Art Breaks is a drop-in program that is included with admission.
Why Do Columbus Museum Of Art Employees Want To Unionize
The Wexner Center members’ decision was inspiration for the Columbus Museum of Art workers. As was other museums around the country such as the Philadelphia Art Museum, which unionized in 2020. With other museums creating unions, the Columbus Museum of Art started considering the option.
COVID was a jumping off point for us based on everything that was happening in the world and at the museum, Romey said.
Concerns the staff had were emphasized even more by the pandemic, Romey said. In their letter, the staff expressed frustrations about the fall of 2020 when the museum “reduced its workforce by 30% and decreased budgets across the institution, leaving the remaining staff with financial uncertainties and grueling workloads.”
According to the letter, the staff members who were not laid off not only had to carry a higher burden, but also were told to return to work, on-site, despite what was described as a constantly changing and poorly communicated COVID policy, before vaccines were readily available.
One example the letter cited was the popular Van Gogh exhibit in November, which brought in record crowds during the pandemic. The staff, in the letter, said it added more mental health and safety concerns.
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