Gift Memberships


Give the best gift of all—a membership to the MCA! Grant a loved one, friend, or colleague access to a dynamic community of artists, performers, curators, donors, and art lovers dedicated to celebrating the creative process. Once activated, a gift membership allows the recipient to be invited to exclusive, member-only events, such as Members’ Previews, allowing you to explore our groundbreaking exhibitions before anyone else. Members also receive discounts on tickets to performances on the MCA Stage—Chicago’s platform for innovative theater, dance, and music—in the MCA Store, and at MCA Café.

Questions? Please call Member Services at 312-397-4040 or email [email protected].

Purchase a membership

Don’t know which membership is right for your loved one? Learn more about our different levels and benefits.

Gift membership certificates must be redeemed for full amount. Good for memberships only. One-year membership is activated upon certificate redemption.

Processing time is 3–4 weeks. For instant fulfillment, gift memberships can be purchased at the admissions desk during museum hours.

Please purchase one gift membership at a time if sending to separate recipients.