Affiliate Groups

About

Affiliate members and Trustees gather to celebrate Board Chair Anne Kaplan

Photo: Braxton Black for Jeremy Lawson Photography © MCA Chicago

Deepen your engagement with contemporary art and culture by joining one of the museum’s affiliate groups. Annual dues are $20 in addition to the cost of an MCA membership.


North Shore Affiliate

Members of the North Shore Affiliate group at a picnic celebrating Board Chair Anne Kaplan

Photo: Braxton Black for Jeremy Lawson Photography © MCA Chicago

The North Shore Affiliate boasts an annual calendar of events that include exciting trips and education art programs in the city and on the North Shore. The group fosters a deeper appreciation of contemporary art, supports museum programming, and offers valuable exposure to artists and experts. Members gain special access to MCA exhibitions and rare private collections.

North Side Affiliate

Carolyn Schwarz (right), docent and member of the North Shore Affiliate, Circle, and Emerge, with fellow docent Mary Ellen Murphy (left) and Jessica Schwarz (center) at an exhibition preview

Photo: Braxton Black for Jeremy Lawson Photography © MCA Chicago

Designed for members living in the city of Chicago, the North Side Affiliate takes members behind the scenes of Chicago’s art community. Excursions include artist lectures and tours of artist’s studios and private collection, all designed to forge a stronger connection to contemporary art and artists.

West Suburban Affiliate

West Suburban Affiliate members are invited behind the scenes of Chicago’s art community. Excursions include studio tours, artist lectures, and invitations to view private collections.

Members' Preview of the exhibition Sympathy for the Devil

Photo: © MCA Chicago