Leadership

Welcome

At the MCA, our staff, leaders, and Board are members of the communities we serve. We are a passionate and diverse group of individuals with varying backgrounds, interests, and life experiences, and those perspectives help to guide our work.

United by love for art and our vibrant creative community, our aim is to capture the spirit of access, inclusion, and equity in all we do.

Our main job as the MCA Leadership team is to work together towards the development and execution of the MCA Strategic Plan, a multi-year project that is building new museum infrastructures through the lens of inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility (I.D.E.A.) and operational stability.

Through the Strategic Plan, we aim to match programming and resources with the priorities of our staff, artists, and public by establishing channels for dialogue and facilitating ongoing conversations on the urgent issues of our time.

We are also deeply invested in creating an environment of staff wellbeing and building infrastructures that offer staff support in and outside of the museum walls, and that prioritize career development at all levels of employment.

We acknowledge that it takes work to grow, improve, and better our world, and that we cannot enact the goals of the Strategic Plan without care and without input from the people we serve.

We believe we are stronger when we are in conversation with one another, and hope you join us in this ongoing work and dialogue. We have provided a link to our contact form if you would like to share your thoughts with us or learn more about the many meaningful conversations taking place within our community.

In our mission towards making the MCA a more accessible and equitable place for all, we also invite you to learn more about MCA Leadership, Board, and museum policies and operations through our publicly available Annual Reports, Code of Conduct, Equal Opportunity Employer statement, and Cumulative Giving Report in the links below. Thanks for taking the time to get to know us—we hope to see you soon.

Trustees

Chair

  • Cari B. Sacks

Vice Chairs

  • Ellen-Blair Chube
  • Nickol R. Hackett
  • Anne L. Kaplan 1
  • Michael O’Grady 1

Secretary

Leslie Bluhm

Treasurer

  • King Harris 1

Trustees

  • Sara Albrecht
  • Michael Alper
  • Peter J. Barack
  • Rob Bellick
  • Julie Bernstein
  • Marlene Breslow-Blitstein
  • Marc Brooks
  • Michael Canmann
  • Carol Cohen
  • Tarrah Cooper Wright
  • Nancy Crown
  • Dimitris Daskalopoulos
  • Robert H. Defares
  • Lisa Duarte
  • Cheryl S. Durst
  • Lois Eisen
  • Dr. Julius Few
  • Larry Fields
  • Nicholas Giampietro
  • Kenneth C. Griffin
  • Madeleine Grynsztejn 2
  • Jack Guthman
  • John B. Harris
  • Janaina Hees
  • Cynthia Hunt
  • Liz Lefkofsky
  • Jonathan Levin
  • Ron Levin
  • James H. Litinsky
  • Laura Keidan Martin
  • Marquis Miller
  • Carrie Reyes Murphy
  • Kate Neisser
  • Martin Nesbitt
  • Ashley Hemphill Netzky
  • Jay Owen Jr.
  • Carol Prins
  • Eve Rogers
  • Ilan Shalit
  • William Silverstein
  • Sara Szold
  • Nigel F. Telman
  • Ellen B. Wallace 2
  • Dia S. Weil
  • Pedro Weiss
  • Joyce Yaung
  • Helen Zell 1

Life Trustees

  • John D. Cartland 1
  • Marshall Front
  • Helyn D. Goldenberg 1
  • James A. Gordon
  • William Hood
  • Mary Ittelson 1
  • Don Kaul
  • Sally Meyers Kovler 1
  • Gael Neeson
  • Penny Pritzker 1
  • Dorie Sternberg
  • Daryl Gerber Stokols
  • Donna A. Stone
  • Marjorie Susman
  • Allen M. Turner 1

Emeritus Trustees

  • Jennifer Aubrey
  • Gerhard Bette
  • Donald J. Edwards
  • Sylvia Neil
  • Lorna Simpson

  1. Past Chair
  2. Ex-Officio
  3. In Memoriam

As of July 2021

Commitments

The MCA believes deeply in the values of inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility (IDEA), and we are committed to enacting structural change by turning our beliefs into actions. The following is a cumulative list of action steps we’ve taken based on our commitment to inclusion and equity. We created this list to publicly share our actions with staff, members, board members, artists, our audience, and our community. These actions will be updated regularly. If you have comments that you would like to share with us about our actions, please send us a message at [email protected].

Safety

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How we are adapting our safety practices

Annual Reports

The who, what, where, when, and how of any institution is revealed in its annual report. The MCA’s annual report lists the year’s exhibitions, performances, programs, donors, and acquisitions, and of course, the facts and figures that make it all add up.