Dec 01, 2015

Support the Ren on #GivingTuesday

Today, December 1st, the Renaissance Society is participating in #GivingTuesday, joining thousands of individuals and organizations around the world in a global movement that celebrates and supports giving.

Over our 100-year history, the support of our community has been crucial to making the Renaissance Society the platform for ambitious contemporary art that it is today. This #GivingTuesday, we hope you will consider supporting us.

As Solveig Øvstebø, the Ren’s Executive Director and Chief Curator, explains in a recent video produced by the University of Chicago (watch it below):

An exhibition at the Renaissance Society comes together by being in close dialogue with the artist. Rather than What have you done?, we ask them, What is it that you want to do?

Your contributions enable artists to take risks, to push their practice forward, and to realize their vision without compromises. Your generosity sustains a rich program of exhibitions and events, all of which are free and open to the public.

It has never been easier to support the Renaissance Society:


We are grateful for donations of any size, either as a single contribution or as a recurring gift.


Our membership program offers four levels of support with a variety of unique benefits, from special events to new publications.


All proceeds from the sales of books and editions support the Renaissance Society’s programming. New titles available include Centennial: A History of the Renaissance Society and Varda Caivano’s The Density of the Actions. All orders placed today will receive a bonus Renaissance Society tote bag.