Levels and Benefits

Circle Donors



Circle Donors are among the museum’s most dedicated contributors and are passionate about the arts and Chicago’s vibrant cultural community. As a Circle Donor, you gain special access to the museum, meeting artists, curators, and collectors. You also receive invitations to Circle Previews—premier opportunities to see major exhibitions before anyone else—events, and programs, as well as opportunities for national travel in addition to other benefits based on your level of support. Circle Donors are invited to join Emerge, the MCA’s art acquisition support group, and Enact, the MCA's performance support group.

For more information, contact Antonia Constantine, Individual Giving Assistant, at 312-397-4044 or AConstantine@mcachicago.org.

Join or renew at the Circle Fellow membership level

Circle Fellow

(All but $115 is tax deductible)

Benefits include:

  • Invitations to Circle Previews of major exhibitions
  • Invitations to private events with curators and artists
  • Opportunity to join Emerge and Enact
  • Invitation to travel with MCA curators
  • Advance ticket sale notifications for MCA Stage performances
  • Reciprocal privileges at more than 85 museums across North America, including Chicago’s Gene Siskel Film Center
  • Complimentary Individual gift membership (a $70 value)
  • Donor recognition in the MCA Annual Report
  • Free yearlong subscription to Dwell magazine
  • Six free one-time-use guest passes for your friends (a $72 value)
  • Recognition at the Circle Fellow level
  • All Individual-level benefits, including: invitations to shop during Members’ Double Discount Days; up to 20% off tickets to MCA Stage performances and lectures and an additional 10% when you purchase MCA Stage Packages tickets to multiple performances; a 10% discount in the MCA Store; discounts on MCA dining; a subscription to the MCA Magazine, published and mailed to members three times a year; $5 discount on parking

Become a member at the Circle Patron level

Circle Patron

(All but $145 is tax deductible)

Includes all Circle Fellow–level benefits plus:

  • One complimentary exhibition catalogue per year (voucher)
  • Ticket exchange privileges for MCA Stage performances (subject to availability)
  • Recognition at the Circle Patron level

Become a member at the Circle Benefactor level

Circle Benefactor

(All but $195 is tax deductible)

Includes all Circle Patron–level benefits plus:

  • Invitation to an exclusive dinner following a Circle Preview event
  • Advance notification and priority reservations for the MCA travel program
  • Recognition at the Circle Benefactor level

Become a member at the Circle Guarantor level

Circle Guarantor

(All but $195 is tax deductible)

Includes all Circle Benefactor–level benefits

  • Invitation to an exclusive Director's Vision Council event
  • Private tour with the James W. Alsdorf Chief Curator
  • Recognition at the Circle Guarantor level

Featured image

Members at the Circle Preview of the 2015 Benefit Art Auction
Photo: Jeremy Lawson, © MCA Chicago

Link to previous membership level

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