Guests at the Renaissance Society’s 2014 Benefit Gala and Auction

The Renaissance Society is at its core a space of possibility. For artists, we offer a rigorous platform for bold experimentation. For audiences, we offer opportunities to engage deeply with art and artists who provide crucial responses to our times.

Your contribution to the Ren means that artists have the support and resources they need to realize ambitious, risk-taking projects. It enables the production of critical, scholarly, and creative publications, frequently artists’ first. And it allows us to maintain free entrance to all of our exhibitions, talks, readings, concerts, screenings, and other public programming.

Members of the Renaissance Society share our commitment to artists. We are grateful for your generous contributions, and we invite you to join us at any level.

In addition to the options below, we have a free Student Membership, with information available here.




20% discount on Renaissance Society publications
Invitation to annual members event
Renaissance Society tote bag
Recognition in our Annual Report


Book Club

$300/year ($350 international):

One copy of each new Renaissance Society publication (typically four per year)
10% discount on most Renaissance Society editions
Plus all Friend benefits


Chicago Committee

$1,000/year ($500 for those 35 and under):

Invitations for two to special Chicago Committee events, such as curator-led gallery tours and cocktails, private collection tours, and artist-led exhibition previews (two to three per year)
Invitations for two to the Renaissance Society’s annual meeting and dinner Plus all Book Club benefits


International Committee

Members of the International Committee are the Renaissance Society’s strongest outside supporters and ambassadors.


Unique, in-depth access to the Ren and our programming
Invitations for two to opening reception dinners throughout the year
Invitations for two to exclusive events including intimate visits to artists’ studios and tours of private collections and curator-led excursions (two to three per year)
Opportunities for art-related travel
Plus all Chicago Committee benefits

To learn more about the International Committee or about making a gift to the Renaissance Society, contact Julia DeRose, Development Coordinator at 773 795 2397 or email.


Donations of any amount are always welcome.