Museums for All Columbus is a new initiative from local museums to make art more accessible.
The Columbus Museum of Art, COSI, Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, National Veterans Memorial and Museum, Ohio History Center and Ohio Village and the Wexner Center for the Arts have launched Museums for All Columbus, a national program working to understand and eliminate the additional barriers to attending museums in Columbus.
Museums for All focuses on removing financial barriers to visiting museums and cultural centers. Each organization made a pledge to dig deeper to understand the additional barriers that prevent people from visiting museums.
The participating organizations are providing admission discounts that range from free to $3.45 per person. Each museum is different, but you can find information about how each location is participating by visiting their websites.
“Earlier this year, we partnered with the Columbus Foundation to engage in a practice of listening with underserved and underrepresented people. Each of us and our institutions also committed to examine and align operations and resources to support greater access; re-evaluate and re-design programming and re-evaluate and re-design communication practices,” reads a statement from Museums for All Columbus.
“Columbus is a diverse city with a rich culture, and launching Museums for All Columbus is the first step in providing an opportunity for people to come together, learn something new and spend quality time with family, friends and our community.”
You can view the full list of participating museums on the Museums for All website here.