The Archer
Station to Station
tour, 1976

Photo: John Rowlands
© John Robert Rowlands

Due to anticipated high demand, David Bowie Is will be a time-ticketed exhibition.


In addition to regular member benefits, active MCA members receive special Bowie Benefits, including:

  • Tickets to see the exhibition David Bowie Is
  • Priority ticket booking (Book your tickets on July 15—over two weeks before the public!)
  • Invitation to the exclusive Members’ Preview of David Bowie Is
  • Exclusive member discount in our David Bowie Is exhibition shop, curated by the MCA Store
  • Check-in and ticketing assistance at our members-only concierge desk


Not sure which membership level is right for you? See below.*

Advocate ($1,000–1,499)  8 tickets
Associate ($500–999)  6 tickets
Contributor ($250–499)  5 tickets
Friend ($150–249)  4 tickets
Household ($75–149)  2 tickets
Discounted memberships
(Individual, Out-of-Town,
Senior, Student)
 1 ticket

*Individual donors at the $1,500 level or above, call 312.397.3831 for more information on special access.

Not a current MCA member? Join or renew your membership today to access these exclusive benefits!

Questions about David Bowie Is? We have answers.

When does the exhibition take place?

September 23, 2014 through January 4, 2015.

Will you be offering extended hours?

Yes, we will have extended hours during the run of the exhibition.

Monday Closed
Tuesday 10 am–8 pm
Wednesday 10 am–5 pm
Thursday 10 am–8 pm
Friday 10 am–10 pm
Saturday 9 am–6 pm
Sunday 9 am–6 pm

When do tickets go on sale?

MCA members will be able to book their tickets on July 15, 2014. Tickets go on sale to the public July 31, 2014.

Can members purchase additional tickets to see Bowie?

Yes. Beginning July 15, 2014, members may purchase additional tickets for general admission ($25 for adults and teens; $10 for youth 7–12; free for children 6 and under).

Will there be a Members’ Preview of David Bowie Is?

Yes, there will be a special Members’ Preview of the exhibition on Monday, September 22. To attend this day, members must use tickets allotted with their membership or purchase additional tickets for general admission ($25 for adults and teens; $10 for youth 7–12; free for children 6 and under). Timed entry to the exhibition will occur every half hour between 4 and 8 pm, with the museum closing at 10 pm. Due to high demand, space at the Members’ Preview is limited. Beginning at 10 am on July 15, members may book tickets for the Members’ Preview, through our online ticketing portal or by calling 312.397.4066.


More questions? Call our Member Services Hotline at 312.397.4040 or email us at memberservices@mcachicago.org.