Connect your specific interests to your support of the museum through affiliate groups for contemporary art, art of the African diaspora, photography, music and performing arts, painting and drawing, and textile arts. Build on your museum involvement by joining one of them. For more information on any of the groups, contact the Affiliate Groups coordinator at 216-707-2579.
Textile Art Alliance
The Textile Art Alliance (TAA) is an affiliate group of the Cleveland Museum of Art. Its mission is to encourage and maintain interest in the textile arts, to enlarge the textile collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art, and to further the understanding and appreciation of textiles by offering lectures, workshops, and exhibitions.
Membership is open to anyone interested in contemporary or historic textiles, and to artisans working in the textile medium. Membership includes admission to TAA lectures, programs, and exhibitions.
Planned Giving Council
The Planned Giving Council is a group of dedicated estate planning professionals (attorneys, certified public accountants, bankers, insurance professionals, and other financial advisors) who advise the Cleveland Museum of Art Planned Giving Office on trends in the profession and serve as ambassadors of the museum’s mission to the broader community. Where clients show interest, advisors assist in bridging the charitable intentions of their clients with the needs of the museum.
Contemporary Art Society
View and discuss works of contemporary art with our group of enthusiasts, collectors, and connoisseurs. Share insights and experiences by participating in exciting programming, which includes lectures, tours, and social events that explore the constantly changing art of our times.
Friends of Photography
Friends of Photography (FOP) invites individuals who are interested in photography and dedicated to the growth of the Cleveland Museum of Art's photography collection to join its membership. FOP strives to cultivate knowledge of the art and history of photography, to promote personal collecting of the medium, and to generate funds with which to acquire photographic-based works for the museum.
The Musart Society
The Musart Society supports the activities of the Department of Performing Arts, Music, and Film at the Cleveland Museum of Art. The Department presents concerts, recitals, radio broadcasts, recordings, and lectures with an emphasis on a broad range of repertoire, ranging from medieval music to the most recent trends in contemporary music; at the same time, it presents performances of the highest integrity and artistic merit. To this end, the Musart Society seeks to increase local and regional interest and provide financial support.
The Painting and Drawing Society
The Painting and Drawing Society is for museum members who are interested in European and American old master and early modern paintings and drawings (before 1960). Purpose: To educate members, encourage collecting, and support the growth of the painting and drawing collections of the museum. The society offers lectures, educational programs, special tours of museum exhibitions, and trips to galleries, exhibitions, and private collections in other cities.
Print Club of Cleveland
The Print Club of Cleveland, which celebrated its 90th anniversary in 2009, supports the department of prints and drawings at the Cleveland Museum of Art. The club's purpose is to augment by purchase and gift the print and drawing collections of the museum, stimulate interest and appreciation of old master through contemporary prints and drawings, and encourage private collecting. The club offers lectures and educational programs, and sponsors the annual Fine Print Fair. Membership is limited to 250.
Column & Stripe
Spark a life-long love affair with the art world by joining the Cleveland Museum of Art’s newest affiliate group, Column & Stripe.
Whether you’re a passionate artist, culture vulture, or casual observer, Column & Stripe is your gateway to world class art and exclusive programming that’s approachable, sociable, and relevant to you.
Founded in 1941, the Womens Council play an active support role for the Cleveland Museum of Art. Individually and collectively, our members volunteer, provide financial support, and demonstrate interest in the museum's art collections, exhibitions, and programs. We welcome new members each year.
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