COVID - 19 Update
April 16, 2020
Dear Friends and Members of MCMA,
Now more than ever, the Marietta Cobb Museum of Art extends the most sincere appreciation to our members, sponsors, and donors. We hope you are all staying safe and well. We cannot wait to see you again and thank you for your continued support as we commit to building community through art.
In light of the ongoing public health concerns and mandated shelter in place orders, we wanted to make clear how the MCMA plans to address your annual membership. As membership coordinator, it is of utmost importance to me that our member base knows that we are re-evaluating how to make sure our community gets the most out of their generous support.
7 days after all orders are lifted and the Museum is able to re-open, all membership renewals and new memberships received since MCMA’s temporary closure will be processed. This means that your membership will be good for a year from when MCMA re-opens. So, you are more than welcome to continue sending in renewals and new member forms; that way, you can use your membership right away when we open again.
For all current members who have missed a month(or more, as the situation develops) of access to MCMA, we will happily add additional time to your annual membership for the next year when you renew. For example, when you renew a current membership that expires on July 1, 2020, we will extend that membership until August 1, 2021.
Thank you so much again for loyally supporting your local art museum. Sending you warmest regards and well-wishes.
Curator and Membership Coordinator, Marietta Cobb Museum of Art
March 31, 2020
Dear Valued Members of Our Community,
The MCMA Staff and Board of Trustees extend sincerest appreciation for your continued support and we hope that you are safe and well.
We composed this brief breakdown of the current state and future of MCMA’s exhibitions, programming, and operations to keep you updated with our plans in response to COVID-19. We are committed to continuing to fulfill our mission of building community through art during this unprecedented moment. As such, we are working hard to debut these upcoming exhibitions as soon as the Museum is permitted to re-open to the public:
Athos Menaboni: Framing His Journey –
Celebrating the 125th Anniversary of the Birth of a Georgia Artist
MCMA Permanent Collection: Curator Selects…
In accordance with the CDC and Governor Kemp’s orders, the Museum and its exhibitions will unfortunately not open as previously scheduled on April 4, 2020 and the Opening Reception is canceled. MCMA will instead host a 125th Birthday Celebration for Athos Menaboni on June 13, 2020, 6:00-8:00pm, in order to celebrate the fruition of this grand exhibition and the life and career of Mr. Menaboni.
MCMA intends to open our doors to the public 7 days after the lawful re-opening of businesses in Cobb County and the state of Georgia. Currently, Metro Montage XX, our annual juried exhibition, and Chalktoberfest, our annual chalk and beer festival, are fully on schedule as planned. We will, of course, keep the community apprised of any developments.
Spring art classes are postponed, but we are arranging live online distance-learning options for many of our regular courses. We currently plan to offer Summer Art Camp as scheduled, and we will keep our camp families updated as more information becomes available.
Make sure to keep up with MCMA on our website and on Facebook and on Instagram to see the unique and engaging activities brought to you by MCMA’s Curatorial and Education Departments, as well as to keep updated on the most current schedule of exhibitions and events. We have a variety of new and exciting activities for art lovers of all ages. Our Education Department is posting video tutorials every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday on our YouTube channel. Each Arty Party project is appropriate for a wide range of ages and uses common household materials.
Thank you so much again for your support and we can’t wait to see you soon.
The Staff of the Marietta Cobb Museum of Art
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKiOd4Zx1qfGomOQ792tsKg