Levels and Benefits

Director’s Vision Council

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($15,000+)

The ultimate in MCA membership categories, the Director’s Vision Council (DVC) offers our generous donors unprecedented access to premier contemporary artists, curators, and cultural thinkers. Members receive exclusive invitations to an annual DVC Think Tank hosted by Pritzker Director Madeleine Grynsztejn, international travel opportunities, and an intimate contemporary art discussion group led by the MCA curatorial team.

For more information about a Director's Vision Council membership, download our membership packet, or contact Linsey Foster, Director of Individual Giving, at 312-397-3864 or [email protected].

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DVC members gather for an event with Pritzker Director Madeleine Grynsztejn Photo: Jeremy Lawson Photography © MCA Chicago

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Become a Pacesetter

DVC Pacesetter

$15,000–49,999
(All but $285 is tax deductible)

Benefits include:

  • Invitation to a private gathering at the home of a collector
  • Invitations to intimate gatherings with artists
  • Invitation to travel alongside the Pritzker Director
  • Invitation to the annual Think Tank, a high-level dialogue on innovation in art museums, with the Pritzker Director, Board Chair, and arts leaders from across the country
  • Complimentary invitations to Emerge-sponsored lectures and receptions
  • VIP passes to select art fairs
  • Invitations to MCA renovation preview events
  • “MCA Insider” eNewsletters from the Pritzker Director, including exclusive updates about the MCA renovation project
  • All Individual-level benefits, including: invitations 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; a 10% discount in the MCA Store; discounts on MCA dining; a subscription to the MCA Magazine, published and mailed to members three times a year; $5 discount on parking

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Become a Galvanizer

DVC Galvanizer

$25,000–49,999
(All but $305 is tax deductible)

Includes all Pacesetter-level benefits, plus:

  • Recognition on the 50th Anniversary exhibition of your choice (includes listing on exhibition title wall and on opening invitations)
  • Recognition on and invitations to all 50th Anniversary activities
  • Catalogue from an MCA exhibition, personally signed by the artist

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Become a Core Creative

DVC Core Creative

$50,000+
(All but $415 is tax deductible)

Includes all Galvanizer-level benefits, plus:

  • Two tickets to the 50th Anniversary kick-off Murakami Gala on June 3, 2017
  • Access to our Chief Curator, Michael Darling, with a private lunch to learn more about the MCA’s collection or discuss your own collecting interests
  • Champagne reception and private after-hours exhibition tour with Pritzker Director Madeleine Grynsztejn and up to eight guests
  • Complimentary facility rental at the MCA (subject to availability, certain fees and conditions apply)
 

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