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Five people sit on a long wooden bench in an orange gallery space with a quilt hung on the wall.

Circle and Members’ Preview Reception for Faith Ringgold: American People. Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Nov 17, 2023.

Photo: Jeremy Lawson Photography

$1,500–14,999 Circle Donors


Circle Donors represent a vital core of the museum’s dedicated contributors. When you become a Circle Donor, you join a community of art enthusiasts who are passionate about deepening their understanding of the world around them, visualized through contemporary art. To our inner circle of donors, we extend a number of exclusive benefits, including invitations to Circle Previews—premier opportunities to see and celebrate MCA exhibitions first—along with a full calendar of exclusive Circle Donor events throughout the year. Becoming a Circle Donor opens the doors to connect and converse with some of today’s most forward-thinking artists, influential collectors, and world-class curators while supporting an institution that prioritizes innovation and community outreach.


All Circle Donors enjoy:

  • Unlimited general museum admission for three, plus six one-time-use guest passes
  • Reciprocal membership privileges at more than 100 museums across North America
  • Complimentary gift membership at the Individual level to share
  • 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% during Members' Double Discount Days
    • 10% discount on private guided tours
    • $5 off museum parking

Enhance your MCA experience further by joining Emerge, the MCA's Circle Donor affinity group of art enthusiasts, collectors, and patrons dedicated to supporting the museum's collection through its annual art acquisition.




(All but $115 is tax deductible)

Benefits include:

  • Invitations to exclusive Circle Previews of major exhibitions
  • Private events with curators and artists including curator-led tours and after-hours receptions
  • Opportunity to travel with MCA curators and leadership
  • Recognition of your generosity in the MCA Annual Report

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(All but $145 is tax deductible)

Includes Fellow benefits, plus:

  • One complimentary MCA-published exhibition catalogue per year
  • Invitations to visit private collections with MCA curators
  • Behind-the-scenes opportunities with MCA Stage programs

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(All but $195 is tax deductible)

Includes Patron benefits, plus:

  • Invitations to exclusive dinners with artists and MCA curators
  • Advance notification and priority reservations for MCA travel opportunities
  • Art Fair passes (subject to availability)

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(All but $195 is tax deductible)

Includes Benefactor benefits, plus:

  • Opportunity to join select Director’s Vision Council events
  • Exclusive after-hours gallery tour for an exhibition of your choice (by request and subject to availability)
  • Invitations to visit artists’ studios and galleries with MCA curators

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