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Visitors to Unthought Environments, 2018.

The Renaissance Society

at the University of Chicago
5811 South Ellis Avenue
Cobb Hall, 4th floor
Chicago, Illinois 60637

Our gallery is free and open to the public:

  • Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday: 10am–5pm
  • Thursday: 10am–8pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: 12–5pm
  • Closed Mondays and between exhibitions

The Renaissance Society will be closed Nov 22–23, Dec 25, and Jan 1. We are open by appointment only Dec 20–23 and 26–30; please contact us to arrange a visit.


The first floor of Cobb Hall is accessible via platform lift, which is located inside the entrance at the south-east corner of the building. From the first floor, an elevator services the rest of the building. Accessibility for off-site events varies according to the venue.

Please contact us with any access inquiries or accommodation requests: 773 702 8670 or info@renaissancesociety.org.


All events at the Renaissance Society are free of charge. We ask attendees to RSVP: in most cases registration is requested, though in some cases it is required.

You can RSVP online through the links on each event page, or by calling or emailing us.


We are happy to accommodate visits from schools, universities, and other groups, and our library and archives are open to researchers by appointment. Please contact us to arrange a visit.


Other institutions presenting contemporary visual art near the Renaissance Society include: the Smart Museum of Art, the Neubauer Collegium, the Logan Center for the Arts, Arts Incubator, Hyde Park Art Center, and Stony Island Arts Bank.



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