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 Alex Field at 312.397.3873 or by email.


Emerge Membership Dues

Become an Emerge member today! In order to be eligible for Emerge membership, you must be an MCA Circle Donor.

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.