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You're in for a year of life-changing art experiences, only in Chicago!


All members gain access to:

  • Free, unlimited admission to the museum and to special exhibitions.
  • Invitations to Members' Previews, starting with Gary Simmons: Public Enemy for you and a guest on June 11.
  • Free programs, talks, and tours.
  • Member News emails with insider-only updates.
  • First notice of ticket sale dates for Tuesdays on the Terrace summer music series.
  • Generous discounts, including:
    • Up to 20% discount on events, programs, and performances.
    • 10% discount at Marisol Restaurant and Bar.
    • 10% discount in the MCA Store; 20% discount on your first purchase and during Members' Double Discount Days.
    • $5 off museum parking.

Member Perks

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MCA Tote

Join at the Household level or higher to receive an MCA Member tote.

Plus, members at the Friend-level and above get a pair of free tickets to an MCA stage performance!


Individual $70

  • Free admission for one.
  • Two guest passes for your friends or family ($30 value).

Household $85 $76**

Includes all Individual-level benefits, plus:

  • Free admission for two; children under the age of 18 are always free.
  • Four guest passes for your friends or family ($60 value).
  • EXTRA! An MCA tote (a member exclusive).

Friend $150 $120** BEST VALUE!

Includes all Household-level benefits, plus:

  • Free admission for you and three guests.
  • Reciprocal privileges at more than 100 museums across North America, including the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago.
  • A complimentary Individual-level gift membership ($70 value).
  • Six guest passes for your friends or family ($90 value).
  • EXTRA! Two tickets to an MCA stage performance ($60 value).

Contributor $250 $200**

Includes all Friend-level benefits, plus:

  • A private tour of an MCA exhibition.

Associate $500 $400**

Includes all Contributor-level benefits, plus:

  • An invitation to a Circle Donor exhibition preview.
  • EXTRA! A museum color catalogue (up to $40 value).

Advocate $1,000 $800**

Includes all Associate-level benefits, plus: