Levels and Benefits

Basic Membership



Our basic memberships give you access to some of the most exciting contemporary art in the world through free admission and discounted tickets to our MCA Stage performances and public programs, as well as invitations to Members' Previews of major exhibitions. You also enjoy discounts in the MCA Store and on MCA dining.


$70 (Fully tax deductible)

Free admission for one person, giving you unlimited access to our frequently changing exhibitions

Benefits include:

  • Two guest passes for one-time admission for friends or family (a $30 value)
  • Invitations to all Members’ Previews of major exhibitions
  • Invitation to shop during Members’ Double Discount Days
  • Up to 20% off tickets to MCA Stage performances and lectures and an additional 10% when you purchase MCA Stage Packages tickets to multiple performances
  • 10% discount in the MCA Store
  • Discount on MCA dining
  • $5 discount on parking

Become a member at the Household level


$85 (Fully tax deductible)

Includes all Individual-level benefits for two people, plus:

  • Free admission for children under the age of 18
  • Two additional one-time-use guest passes for your friends or family (four total; a $60 value)
  • Subscription to Dwell magazine
  • An MCA tote bag (exclusive for members)

Discount Memberships


$50 (fully tax deductible)

A great gift for college freshmen and students headed back to school! Includes all Individual-level benefits for one person. Must have a valid student ID to present onsite.


$50 (fully tax deductible)

Includes all Individual-level benefits for two adults over the age of 65 and youth under the age of 18.

Out of Town

$50 (fully tax deductible)

Perfect for vacationers! Includes all Individual-level benefits for one person living outside of Illinois.

Our Member Services team is happy to help Monday through Friday, 9 am–5 pm, and can be reached at 312-397-4040. You can also email us anytime at [email protected].

Link to next membership level

Featured image

Three visitors look at a large painting, which depicts a painting of Harriet Tubman and her husband. The painting shows the portrait being held in place by men wearing gloves with a yellow level propped against the wall below.
The Lopez family admires Kerry James Marshall’s work specifically created for the Benefit Art Auction during a Members’ Preview, Oct 22, 2015
Photo: Jeremy Lawson Photography, © MCA Chicago