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What’s Your Passion?

Affinity groups focus on shared enthusiasms
Cindy Kellett, Director of Membership
June 7, 2019

The Cleveland Museum of Art strives to offer opportunities for deeper engagement to its members. By joining an affinity group, you can develop a lifelong relationship with the collection, curators, and staff while connecting with like-minded individuals. Each group has a distinct identity and hosts specially designed programs, including lectures, tours, and trips to galleries, museums, and private collections.

Column & Stripe
This young professionals group enjoys behind-the-scenes access to the museum’s world-class collection and exclusive programming at local arts venues, as well as culturally relevant networking and social events.

Contemporary Art Society
This group of enthusiasts, collectors, and connoisseurs shares insights and experiences by participating in programs and social events that explore the constantly changing art of our time.

Friends of African and African American Art
Formed to celebrate, stimulate, and encourage the study of works created by African and African American artists, this group enjoys and supports programs at the museum as well as at regional venues and beyond.

Friends of Photography
Striving to cultivate knowledge of the art and history of photography, this group promotes personal collecting of the medium and offers programs that support and stimulate interest in the study of photography.

Textile Art Alliance
This group promotes textile and fiber arts through exhibitions and programs, such as collection visits and workshops, and hosts fundraising activities to acquire works for the museum.

Asian Art Society
This newly launched group celebrates, explores, and learns about the museum’s world-class Asian art collection and its special exhibitions through educational programs.

Members at the Fellow level and above may select a complimentary membership into at least one affinity group, depending on the membership level. Already a qualifying member and participating in one of our groups? You’ll be receiving information shortly about how to access your dues-free affinity group membership. 
If you’re interested in upgrading your membership to take advantage of this offer or in joining a group and staying at your current level, email MemberPrograms@clevelandart.org.

The CMA’s affiliate groups—the Painting  and  Drawing  Society, the Print Club, and Womens Council—each have a separate dues structure and registration process. For more information visit cma.org/join-and-give. 

Cleveland Art, July/August 2019