Institutional Giving


The MCA engages Chicago’s corporate and nonprofit community through memberships and sponsorship of the museum’s exhibitions and programs. These gifts fund projects that fulfill the MCA’s mission to be an innovative and compelling center of contemporary art where the public can directly experience the work and ideas of living artists, and understand the historical, social, and cultural context of the art of our time.

To join or sponsor, contact the Corporate, Foundation, and Government Relations Team at [email protected].

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Ten people wearing semi-formal attire stand in small groups around a metal sculpture on a long white pedestal.
Corporate donors and their guests enjoy an evening with artist Simon Starling and curator Dieter Roelstraete at a private reception for the exhibition Simon Starling: Metamorphology. Photo: Jeremy Lawson Photography © MCA Chicago
Photo: Jeremy Lawson Photography, © MCA Chicago


Membership in the MCA’s Corporate Partners Program offers Chicago companies opportunities to entertain clients, inspire employees, and make connections with our savvy patrons.

Partners receive:

  • free museum admission passes for staff
  • free tickets to performances
  • invitations to private donor exhibition previews and events
  • discounts at the MCA Store—dubbed by the Wall Street Journal as one of the best museum stores in the United States

Creativity is at the core of the MCA. Customize your benefits package to better fit your needs. Add:

  • discounted or free event-space rentals
  • private tours for clients
  • and much more

Choose the membership that suits you.

To customize your package, contact the Corporate, Foundation, and Government Relations Team.

100% of your contribution is tax deductible.


Expose your brand to new markets and penetrate your existing one by sponsoring an exhibition, event, education program, or performance and gain special access to the museum!

Sponsors receive:

Recognition across digital and printed materials and significant marketing opportunities, including:

  • press materials
  • (with 1 million hits/year)
  • MCA Magazine (12,000 households/issue)
  • stage program notes (if applicable)
  • exhibition title wall and catalogue (if applicable)

Special access opportunities to entertain clients and enrich staff, including:

  • invitations to private donor receptions
  • private tours for clients
  • discounted or free event-space rentals
  • free admission to the museum for staff
  • invitations to press previews (if applicable)

It’s a sponsorship you can feel good about.

To become a sponsor, contact the Corporate, Foundation, and Government Relations Team.

100% of your contribution supports the project you fund.