The MCA’s support groups provide opportunities for members and donors to become more involved with the museum and the contemporary art scene. These groups connect the MCA community through special events and other unique opportunities.


A trio of people socialize and drink wine in a gallery.
As part of an MCA donor group, you not only provide crucial support to the MCA but also enjoy intimate opportunities to engage with art, performance, and like-minded people who are also major contributors to Chicago’s vibrant cultural community Photo: Braxton Black for Jeremy Lawson Photography © MCA Chicago

Women’s Board

The Women’s Board provides vital support for the museum's vision through advocacy, education, and fundraising.


Emerge is an MCA Circle Donor affinity group of art enthusiasts, collectors, and art patrons interested in furthering the MCA's mission by hosting events and adding to the MCA collection.


The MCA’s newest affinity group, Enact, gives longtime performance fans and newcomers alike the opportunity to meet artists, discuss groundbreaking directions with leading curators, and sponsor key artists.

MCA Affiliates

Current MCA Members are invited to attend art-filled excursions in the area with one of the museum's three affiliate groups: North Side, North Shore, and West Suburban.