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Nov 27, 2018

Give and Get on #GivingTuesday

The Renaissance Society’s community of supporters values our independence and commitment to fostering ambitious artistic expression in its many forms. Members at all levels provide essential funds for our program of exhibitions, talks, screenings, concerts and other events, all of which are free and open to the public.

Whether you frequently visit the Ren or follow us from afar, on this...

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Nov 08, 2018

Poster sale now online

Following the success of our poster sale at Expo Chicago in September, we’re pleased to announce that select archive exhibition posters are now available to buy through our online shop. They are all 18 x 24” and unfolded—perfect for framing (or just sticking straight up on the wall)! Many are available to view in full online as PDFs—see individual listings for the links.

Prices start at just...

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Sep 27, 2018

Student Opportunities at the Ren

Student committee members in Milwaukee, 2018

Student membership

All students in the Chicago area can get a free membership to the Renaissance Society. Just sign up here to receive our monthly student newsletter, invitations to special student events, and a 20% discount on our publications. Student membership is open to undergraduate and graduate students of all disciplines.

Thursday, October 4, 5:30-6:45pm: Join us for our first...

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Sep 19, 2018

Poster Sale at EXPO Chicago

Posters have been a beloved accompaniment to the Renaissance Society’s exhibitions program for more than 25 years. Beyond communicating essential information, they have served as a platform for long form essays, design experimentation, and individual artworks. As such, this visual archive tells the story of the Ren’s ongoing commitment to artists and their ideas.

In a special presentation...

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Sep 07, 2018

Richard Rezac at the Blaffer Art Museum

Richard Rezac, Quimby, 2017. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Tom Van Eynde.

“I want there to be a balance among the overall differences, a broad conversation,” explains Richard Rezac in a recent interview about his solo exhibition, Address.

Presented here at the Renaissance Society in spring 2018, the exhibition is now traveling to the Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston. It will be on view there September 8–December 8, 2018. There, the 20 works of the...

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Jun 07, 2018

Join Us: New membership options

The Ren may be 103 years old, but we’re still spry, moving forward with determination and vigor. Peter Wächtler’s runner in many ways captures this spirit, and he is featured on our brand-new members’ tote bag. You may also recall him from Wächtler’s 2016 exhibition, Secrets of a Trumpet, which presented new works commissioned by the Renaissance Society.

We’re delighted to announce that we...

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May 16, 2018

Book Sale: up to 40% off

Get up to 40% off all Renaissance Society publications in our book sale, running through Sunday, June 3 on our online shop and here at the gallery. This includes our newest titles, monographs on Robert Grosvenor and Jennifer Packer, and 67 other books from the last 40+ years.

Plus Renaissance Society members at all levels, including student members, get an additional 15% off all sales prices:...

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Apr 23, 2018

New Late Thursdays

Visitors to Alejandro Cesarco, Song, 2017. Photo:Useful Art Services.

During Address this spring, the gallery will stay open till 8pm on Thursdays.

We hope some of you will find these extended hours more convenient—if they prove popular, we’ll make the change permanent. Our neighbors at the Smart Museum, the Logan Center for the Arts, and the Hyde Park Art Center all are open on Thursday evenings too.

Have feedback on our opening hours or event times? Send us...

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Feb 26, 2018

Jennifer Packer, Tenderheaded at the Rose Art Museum

Jennifer Packer, Hold, 2017. Courtesy of the artist and Corvi-Mora, London.

Jennifer Packer’s first solo museum presentation, Tenderheaded, debuted at the Renaissance Society in fall 2017 and was described in an frieze review as creating “a safe space in which to consider questions of mortality, subjectivity and belonging.”

We are pleased that our East Coast friends and visitors to the Boston area will have another opportunity to see the exhibition as it tours to the...

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Dec 19, 2017

Season's Greetings from the Ren

Alejandro Cesarco, The Dreams I’ve Left Behind, 2015. Courtesy of the artist and Tanya Leighton, Berlin. Photo: Useful Art Services.

We want to say thank you.

Thank you to Robert Grosvenor, Astrid Klein, B. Ingrid Olson, Jennifer Packer, and Alejandro Cesarco: incredible artists who have shared beautiful, challenging, and thought-provoking exhibitions here at the Ren in 2017.

Thank you to the artists, writers, filmmakers, musicians, and scholars who contributed to over 30 public programs and two new publications this...

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