Membership

Membership at the MCA isn’t simply about discounts—it’s about belonging to a community that supports living artists and their work.

Benefits

All members gain access to:

  • Members’ Previews, including admission for you and a guest to exclusive events that offer a first look at new exhibitions and connect you with the best contemporary culture in Chicago
  • Programs, talks, and tours that are included with regular admission, and free for members
  • The MCA Magazine, published and mailed exclusively to members.
  • 20% discount on ticketed events on the MCA Stage, including theater, dance, and music performances by today’s leading and rising stars. Members get an additional 10% on MCA Stage Packages
  • 10% discount in the MCA Store on site and online year-round, as well as Members’ Double Discount Day promotions throughout the year. Members receive free standard shipping on orders of $75 or more.
  • Discounts at Marisol Restaurant and Bar
  • $5 discount in the MCA garage

Levels

  • Free admission for one person
  • A total of two guest passes for one-time admission for friends or family (a $30 value)
  • Fully tax-deductible
  • Join or renew today

  • Includes all Individual-level benefits for two people, plus:
  • Free admission for children under the age of 18
  • A total of four one-time-use guest passes for your friends or family (a $60 value)
  • An MCA tote bag (exclusive for members)
  • Fully tax-deductible
  • Join or renew today

  • Includes all Household-level benefits, plus:
  • Free admission for you and up to three guests
  • Reciprocal privileges at more than 100 museums across North America, including the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago
  • Complimentary Individual gift membership ($70 value)
  • Donor recognition in the MCA Annual Report
  • A total of six free one-time-use guest passes for your friends ($90 value)
  • Fully tax-deductible
  • Join or renew today

  • Includes all Friend-level benefits, plus:
  • A private tour of an MCA exhibition
  • All but $20 is tax deductible
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  • Includes all Contributor-level benefits, plus:
  • An invitation to a Circle Donor exhibition preview
  • All but $40 is tax deductible
  • Join or renew today

Includes all Associate-level benefits, plus:

  • An invitation to an exclusive Circle Donor curator-led tour
  • All but $40 is tax deductible
  • Join or renew today

Circle Donors are among the museum’s most dedicated contributors and gain special access to the museum, including private curator tours and Circle Previews—premier opportunities to see major exhibitions before anyone else.

Learn more about the different levels and benefits

Comprised of committed donors who further the mission of the MCA, DVC members experience exclusive tours, private collection visits, and travel opportunities alongside the Pritzker Director.

Learn more about the different levels and benefits

STUDENT ($50)
Includes all Individual-level benefits for students with a valid student ID to present onsite.
SENIOR ($50)
Includes all Individual-level benefits for two adults over the age of 65 and youth under the age of 18.
OUT OF TOWN ($50)
Includes all Individual-level benefits for one person living outside of Illinois.

Member Login

Log in to renew your membership or purchase discounted tickets. Having trouble logging in? Visit our membership help page.

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.

Community

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.

Duro Olowu Preview Events, February 2020

Photo Credit: Jeremy Lawson Photography

Questions?

Our Member Services team is happy to help with any other questions or concerns, Monday through Friday, 9 am–5 pm, and can be reached at 312-397-4040. You can also email us anytime at [email protected].