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

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2019 Summer Member Benefits

Exclusive Virgil Abloh Members’ Tote

While supplies lasts, members who join or renew at the Household level ($85) and above will receive a limited edition MCA member tote designed by Virgil Abloh.

Members who join or renew on-site at the museum can take the exclusive tote home right away. If you prefer to join or renew by mail, over the phone, or online, you'll receive a dated voucher in the mail that you can redeem for the tote on your next visit.

Totes must be picked up at the museum and will not be mailed. This exclusive member tote will not be sold at the MCA Store.

See It First

Members see it first with invitations to MCA members-only exclusive exhibition previews and special events throughout the year.

See it Most

Members enjoy unlimited free admission all year long to the MCA—including to Virgil Abloh: “Figures of Speech!"

See It Best

For a limited time only, new members have the chance to see it best with unlimited free entry and member-express lines during our busiest times.

Members-Only Presale

Before the general public can purchase tickets to special events like Prime Time and Curator Talks, MCA Members have a 24-hour exclusive window to purchase their tickets.


MCA Members always enjoy a 10% discount in the MCA Store and Marisol.


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
  • Discounts at Marisol Restaurant and Bar
  • $5 discount in the MCA garage


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An older, dark-skinned man sits and speaks to a dark-skinned adolescent boy as an older, light-skinned couple stands to the side, waiting amid a large group of people.
George Lewis signs programs during the Freedom Principle Opening Day festivities for members, Jul 11, 2016. Photo: Alice Feldt, © MCA Chicago.

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