Dec 08, 2022

Holiday Hours

For the holidays, the Renaissance Society will be:

  • Closed on December 25 – 26 and January 1
  • Open on Christmas Eve, 12pm–6pm
  • Open by appointment only December 27–31

To schedule an appointment, email info@renaissancesociety.org one day in advance.

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Sep 27, 2022

Call for members: Student Committee

The Ren’s Student Committee is an active group of both undergraduate and graduate students who are enthusiastic about contemporary art and excited to engage closely with the Ren and its program. Students in all fields of study, from any academic institution in Chicago, are encouraged to apply.

Committee activities begin in November 2022 and extend through June 2023. Participants should be...

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Sep 27, 2022

Recent productions at the 60th New York Film Festival

Still from PEAK HEAVEN LOVE FOREVER, 2021. Courtesy of the artist.

Three films commissioned and/or produced by the Renaissance Society are official selections in the Currents section of the 60th New York Film Festival. The films include Life on the CAPS by Meriem Bennani, and co-commissioned with Nottingham Contemporary, UK; IF REVOLUTION IS A SICKNESS by Diane Severin Nguyen and co-commissioned with Sculpture Center, New York; and PEAK HEAVEN LOVE FOREVER by...

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Sep 21, 2022

Diane Severin Nguyen in Art21's "New York Close Up"

Diane Severin Nguyen, installation view, If Revolution Is A Sickness, 2022.

Premiering September 21, 2022 at 12pm ET, Diane Severin Nguyen’s Transfigurations from the Art21 digital series “New York Close Up” features IF REVOLUTION IS A SICKNESS.

A co-commission with the Sculpture Center, New York, IF REVOLUTION IS A SICKNESS was on view at the Renaissance Society from May 14 to June 19, 2022.

Watch the film to learn more about Nguyen’s practice, and to see...

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Sep 07, 2022

Life on the CAPS at the Toronto International Film Festival

Meriem Bennani, Life on the CAPS, installation view at the Renaissance Society, 2022. Photo: Robert Chase Heishman.

Meriem Bennani’s Life on the CAPS debuts at the Toronto International Film Festival, on view at the Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery from September 9 through 18, and presented by the Vega Foundation.

Co-commissioned by the Renaissance Society with Nottingham Contemporary, UK, Life on the CAPS, the final chapter in this film trilogy of the same name, was presented at the Renaissance...

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Sep 02, 2022

Announcing 247, Lead Partner, 2022-23 Program

The Renaissance Society is pleased to announce a new partnership with Milan-based global brand development platform 247, centered around the two organizations’ shared commitment to artists and creatives by giving them the resources, networks, and platforms required to expand their visions and grow their practices.

247 is the lead partner in making the 2022-23 season of ambitious programming...

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Jun 21, 2022

The Renaissance Society is currently between exhibitions.

Still from RenBen 2022, Conceived by Piero Golia. Photograph by Adriana Glaviano.

The Renaissance Society is currently closed to the public. Please check back soon for information regarding our fall exhibitions and programs.

In the meantime, view recent artist talks, lectures, and performances available for online viewing, and explore recent books, editions, and merch.

We look forward to welcoming visitors when our 2022-23 season commences this September. Thank you.

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Jun 03, 2022

The Renaissance Society will be closed on SAT, JUN 4

Please note that the Renaissance Society will be closed for visiting hours on SAT, JUN 4 due to University of Chicago convocation events. Regular hours will then resume through SUN, JUN 19. Thank you for your understanding.

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Apr 07, 2022


The Society of Merch & Multiples

The Renaissance Society will participate in EXPO CHICAGO from April 7–10. Join us for a special presentation both honoring the history of our longstanding editions program and celebrating renewed experimentation with editions (and merch) by artists animating the Ren today.

From the archives to now

This selection brings together editions by Ren...

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Apr 05, 2022


As part of EXPO Art Week’s South Side events, the Renaissance Society be open April 5 from 6-8PM for extended viewing of Meriem Bennani’s Life on the CAPS. Curatorial remarks about the exhibition will take place at 7PM in the gallery. No RSVP necessary.

We will also be open for the following extended hours:

Friday, April 8: 10AM–7PM

Saturday, April 9: 10AM–8PM

Sunday, April 10: 10AM–7PM...

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