EIN 31-4379447

Columbus Museum of Art (CMA)

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Means we champion new and different ways of thinking and doing. We celebrate the process and results of creativity. And we provide opportunities for people to cultivate and discover the value of creativity in their own lives.
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Exhibitions / collections: in 2020, cma celebrated 142 years of creative experiences, engaged learning, and connectivity for residents of and visitors to central Ohio. Cma houses more than 13,000 works of Art including an internationally recognized collection of american and european modernist works. In a year unlike any other, cma faced a variety of new challenges brought about by covid19, including a 14-week full closure from march 13 through june 23, 2020 in accordance with restrictions in place by the state of Ohio department of health. Museum capacity has been reduced to accommodate social distancing in the galleries and all visitors must reserve tickets in advance of their visit. Prior to closure, cma has just opened its critically-acclaimed exhibition Art after stonewall: 1969-1989 as the final stop on a national tour including venues in new york and miami. The new margaret m. walter wing, opened in 2015, added 50,000+ sq. Ft. of livelier, more experiential spaces and increased cma's public value by deepening its capacity to serve in ways that are relevant and meaningful in the 21st century.
Community outreach: cma has made a significant investment in its efforts to be accessible and welcoming to everyone. This includes continuing to offer free sundays each and every week, removing financial barriers for everyone to visit. Free sundays annually serves some 140,000 visitors, or nearly 40% of annual attendance. A dedicated fundraising has secured funding to maintain free sundays for at least the next five years. Cma increasingly provides bilingual print materials, wall text, and labels (english and spanish) and is developing bilingual options for new online and virtual offerings. Cma also has developed sensory sensitivities resources to aid individuals with an autism spectrum disorder and/or sensory sensitivities; a new tour opportunity has been developed for deaf and hard of hearing visitors in partnership with Columbus state community college volunteer interpreters using american sign language. Mobile studio is a traveling program that takes creative, imaginative, and critical thinking challenges to communities without easy access to the Museum. Throughout the year, cma partners with a variety of cultural and social organizations to bring free, creative experiences to communities throughout Columbus, including Columbus recreation and parks, Columbus metropolitan libraries, and ywca homeless family center among others. In living its mission, cma also focuses on bettering the community by offering many inspiring programs to engage broad and diverse audiences and increase accessibility, including loud and proud, our first ever lgbtq and allied membership program, and free sundays, eliminating barriers for some 100,000 visitors annually.
Programs / learning: cma continues to be an innovator in the field of museums and learning, receiving widespread recognition in both the Museum and education world. With the opening of a new center for creativity in 2010, cma adopted creativity as our social mission and rally call in which to champion, engage and serve our community. We have received widespread recognition for this work including being awarded the national medal from the institute of Museum and library services, the nation's highest honor for institutions making significant contributions to their community. Cma supports the needs of educators as they relate to best practices in creativity around imagination, critical thinking and innovation. The annual teaching for creativity institute has served more than 300 teachers and administrators from 35 districts and organizations (e.g. Charter entities, dioceses), from four states, with a collective reach and ripple impact of more than 200,000 children and youth served. In partnership with Columbus state community college, cma presented the second year of wonder school, a lab preschool that is receiving national recognition for its impact on early childhood learning. Programs for diverse audiences include sparking imagination, a tour experience for people with alzheimer's disease and their caregivers, and Art of analysis, a program for all 2nd year medical students at the Ohio state university, as well as special tours for the visually impaired and visitors on the autism spectrum. Following the covid-19 outbreak in march, cma pivoted to all on-line and virtual programs to maintain continuity and serve the community.

Who funds Columbus Museum of Art (CMA)

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Greater Columbus Arts CouncilGrants To Promote Art and Culture in Columbus$398,977
Lillie Gill Derby TR 1958 Char2020 Grants$263,536
Margaret and Robert Walter FoundationArts and Humanities$140,000
...and 43 more grants received totalling $1,697,419

Personnel at CMA

Nannette V. MaciejunesExecutive Director$268,457
Stephen S. WittmannBoard Officers$0
Bernie OstrowskiTreasurer$0
Joy GonsiorowskiTrustee and Vice President$0
Loann W. CraneSecretary$0
...and 3 more key personnel

Financials for CMA

RevenuesFYE 06/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$8,375,467
Program services$536,694
Investment income and dividends$459,028
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$1,403
Net rental income$394,011
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$274,409
Net income from fundraising events$52,858
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$779,190
Miscellaneous revenues$63,986
Total revenues$10,937,046

Form 990s for CMA

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-062021-04-14990View PDF
2019-062020-09-29990View PDF
2018-062019-07-23990View PDF
2017-062018-05-14990View PDF
2016-062017-10-05990View PDF
...and 7 more Form 990s

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Denver Art MuseumDenver, CO$50,720,002
Milwaukee Art MuseumMilwaukee, WI$22,991,064
San Jose Museum of Art AssociationSan Jose, CA$5,280,893
Seattle Art MuseumSeattle, WA$41,617,097
Phoenix Art MuseumPhoenix, AZ$9,400,156
Data update history
August 3, 2022
Received grants
Identified 10 new grant, including a grant for $263,536 from Lillie Gill Derby TR 1958 Char
October 3, 2021
Received grants
Identified 22 new grant, including a grant for $398,977 from Greater Columbus Arts Council
August 21, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2019
June 26, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
June 24, 2021
Updated personnel
Identified 5 new personnel
Nonprofit Types
Arts, culture, and humanities nonprofitsMuseumsHeadquarter / parent organizationsCharities
Arts, cultural, and humanitiesPublic policy
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General information
480 East Broad St
Columbus, OH 43215
Metro area
Columbus, OH
Franklin County, OH
Website URL
(614) 221-6801
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Form 990
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Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
A51: Art Museums
NAICS code, primary
7121: Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
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