Emerge is an MCA Circle Donor affinity group that supports the Museum’s education, exhibition, and acquisition programs. A convergence of art enthusiasts, collectors, and art patrons who are interested in furthering the mission of the MCA, Emerge sponsors events with artists, curators, and arts leaders that reflect the dynamic issues of contemporary art today. With its annual art acquisition, Emerge also identifies and collectively funds the purchase of new work by artists not currently represented in the MCA Collection.

Emerge Benefits

Membership benefits include invitations to exclusive events that create meaningful interactions between Emerge members and artists, and art world leaders; intimate access to MCA curators; voting privileges for the annual acquisition; and tickets to all Emerge sponsored public programs.

This group is appropriate for both the new and long-time collector, and anyone interested in learning more about contemporary art.

For more information on our programs, please contact Monica Wojtyna at 312.397.3831 or by e-mail.

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Emerge Membership Dues

Become an Emerge member today! In order to be eligible for Emerge membership, you must be an MCA Circle Donor. For more information please contact Monica Wojtyna, at 312.397.3831.

Emerge Dues: $1,000

Circle Donor Membership Levels
$1,500–2,499 Circle Fellow
$2,500–4,999 Circle Patron
$5,000–9,999 Circle Benefactor
$10,000–14,999 Circle Guarantor

Circle Donors experience special access to the museum, including invitations to Circle Previews—premier opportunities to see major exhibitions before anyone else—events, programs, and national travel in addition to other benefits based on your level of support. All membership levels include benefits for two. A portion of your Circle Donor membership is tax-deductible.


2013 Emerge Members

Tom and Sarah Anderson
Jennifer Aubrey
Larry Bass
Daniel S. Berger and Scott Wenthe
Anita Blanchard and Martin H. Nesbitt
Eileen and Peter W. Broido
Paul Buenvenida and Gary N. Heiferman
Gwen Callans and Biff Ruttenberg
Erika E. Erich
Jenna Feldman and Andrew Engel
Ann and Henry Feinberg
Toni and Joel Fenchel
Patti Gilford
Rachel and David Grund
Melissa Grund
Lauren Grundhofer Peterson
Nickol and Darrel Hackett
Rebecca Halpern
Lynn Hauser and Neil Ross
Rich and Beth Heller
William Hunckler, IV
Beth and John Jostrand
Kay and Malcolm Kamin
Susie Karkomi and Marvin Leavitt
Sylvia and Dick Kaufman
Yvette and David Killian
Anne D. Koch
Merrillyn J. Kosier and James F. Kinoshita
Cara and Michael Levinson
Jennifer and Andrew Lucas
Judy Neiman
Sandra and Michael Perlow
Judy and Mort Pomeranz
Elizabeth Price
Naomi Mori Reese and John Reese
Carrie Reyes
Susan and Richard Rieser
Nancy Rodin
Aviva Samet and James Matanky
Carolyn S. Schwarz
Lori and Ted Souder
Marjorie Staples
Penelope and Robert Steiner
Rena and Daniel P. Sternberg
Kristin and Stan Stevens
S. Ronald Stone
Katharine Schutta and Bohdan Gorczynski
Margaret and Michael Unetich
Anne Van Wart and Michael Keable
Valerie Vlahos and Stephen Madry
Kathleen and Tom Wright
Anonymous

As of January 2013