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Reciprocal Privileges

The MCA connects you with the best contemporary culture—in Chicago and across the country. On your next vacation, weekend holiday, or getaway don’t forget to pack your MCA membership card to enjoy reciprocal privileges at more than 100 museums across North America.


What’s included?

In addition to free admission, participating museums may offer discounts on store purchases, lectures, events, performances, and more.

How does it work?

If you are an MCA Member at the Friend-level ($150) or above, simply show your current membership card to any of the participating museums listed below.*

The MCA participates in three reciprocal museum programs:

  • Museum Alliance Reciprocal Program (MARP), managed by the Baltimore Museum of Art
  • Western Reciprocal Program (WR), managed by the Denver Art Museum
  • The Modern and Contemporary Reciprocal Program (Mod/Co) managed by the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

Through these programs, we offer our members benefits at the participating museums listed on this page.

*Please note: expired MCA membership cards will not be honored.

These reciprocal benefits are in effect as of Jan 1, 2024.


If you are a museum interested in participating in Mod/Co, you can find more information about the program and apply online.

Museum List

For the cinephile: Premier Members and Circle Donors also receive reciprocal privileges at the Gene Siskel Film Center—Chicago’s premier venue for independent and world cinema—which includes $6 admission to all movies and a free small popcorn every time you visit.

Gene Siskel Film Center
164 North State Street
Movie hotline: 312-846-2800