Private Tours


Private guided tours are led by artist guides—practicing artists who receive special training around each MCA exhibition. Our guides are experts at sharing background information about the artists and artworks, providing social and historical context, and creating connections with everyday life.

Tours last 45–60 minutes and emphasize discovery, interpretation, and conversation. To ensure an intimate experience, groups exceeding 20 guests will be split and a second guide will be booked (this will not affect the cost of your tour). To book your private, guided tour, please fill out the request form. For questions regarding your tour, please call 312-397-3898 or email [email protected].


A $175 guide fee is charged for groups of less than 10 (includes admission). Groups of 10 or more are charged per person (adults $25; seniors $20; students $15). Discounts are available for nonprofit groups.*

*Tour fees include the cost of museum admission. Please make your tour request at least one month prior. All tours must be fully paid two weeks in advance. Payment for private guided tours is nonrefundable and nontransferable.


Tour request