Membership at the MCA isn’t simply about discounts—it’s about belonging to a community that supports living artists and their work.

Become an MCA Member

Become an MCA Member

Renew your membership!

Renew your membership

Give the gift of culture

Give the gift of culture

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A man in all black gestures to a case housing several works on paper while speaking to a group of six viewers
The Freedom Principle Members’ Preview, Jul 11, 2015 Photo: Jeremy Lawson Photography © MCA Chicago

Levels and benefits

All the details about what you get with our many different levels of support, whether you want to join, renew, upgrade, or give a membership.

All members gain access to:

  • Members' Previews, including admission for you and a guest to exclusive events that offer a first look at new exhibitions and connect you with the best contemporary culture in Chicago
  • Programs, Talks, and Tours that are included with regular admission, and free for members
  • MCA Magazine, published and mailed exclusively to members three times a year
  • 20% discount on ticketed events on the MCA Stage, including theater, dance, and music performances by today's leading and rising stars Members get an additional 10% on stage Playlists
  • 10% discount in the MCA Store on site and online year-round, as well as Members' Double Discount Day promotions throughout the year
  • 10% discount on every MCA Café purchase
  • $4 discount in the MCA garage

Member login

Log in to renew your membership or purchase discounted tickets. Having trouble logging in? Visit our membership help page.


Being an MCA Member already provides an insider's view to groundbreaking art exhibitions and events, but for a limited time, increase your access by taking advantage of these special promotions.

Reciprocal privileges

For our jet-setting members and donors, the MCA offers reciprocal admission to a host of art and culture museums across the United States and Canada.


Our members are connected through exclusive events and online through social media. On this page you can see the journeys of the member #MCAtote, and member photography in our monthly contest, #MCAinspired.


Let us help you! Here you'll find answers to all kinds of questions about membership, and of course how to contact us if the answer isn't here.