Who We Are



Members are integral to the MCA. With their support, 10,000 Chicago Public School students can tour the museum each year, living artists and performers can create new work, and much more. Join the MCA and become part of Chicago’s cultural community.


As an MCA Member, you can connect with:

  • Other members who also share a curiosity and passion for contemporary art
  • Living artists while they create and install their work, attend openings, perform, or present their ideas in talks and tours
  • Curators who share how they developed exhibitions and their thoughts on the art in talks and tours
  • Docents who give free daily tours

Enjoy a more intimate exploration of our exhibitions every day or as often as you want with your unlimited free admission.

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Kerry James Marshall signs copies of his exhibition catalogue for MCA Members at the preview of his exhibition, Apr 21, 2016 Photo: Jeremy Lawson Photography © MCA Chicago

#MCAInspired: A Monthly Contest

MCA Members and visitors share a wealth of creativity on social media. #MCAinspired gives you a chance to be part of that community, and share how the MCA has inspired you.

May #MCAinspired

Walkin' on rainbowzzz #shadowplay #MCAInspired

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    Member Elisabeth Taylor Hughes at the Members’ Preview of our Art Auction, Nov 22, 2015