Members are integral to the MCA. With their support, 10,000 Chicago Public School students can tour the museum each year, living artists and performers can create new work, and much more. Join the MCA and become part of Chicago's cultural community.


As an MCA Member, you can connect with:

  • Other members who also share a curiosity and passion for contemporary art
  • Living artists while they create and install their work, attend openings, perform, or present their ideas in talks and tours
  • Curators who share how they developed exhibitions and their thoughts on the art in talks and tours
  • Docents who give free daily tours

Enjoy a more intimate exploration of our exhibitions every day or as often as you want with your unlimited free admission.

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Smiling people gather around Kerry James Marshall as he signs a book. A woman in the center mugs exuberantly for the camera.
  1. Long Smiling people gather around Kerry James Marshall as he signs a book. They are standing in the MCA's second-floor lobby. A woman in the center smiles exuberantly for the camera.
Kerry James Marshall signs copies of his exhibition catalogue for MCA Members at the preview of his exhibition, Apr 21, 2016. Photo: Jeremy Lawson Photography, © MCA Chicago.
Member Elisabeth Taylor Hughes at the Members’ Preview of our Art Auction, Nov 22, 2015.