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The Renaissance Society

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


All exhibitions and programs are free to attend and open to the public.

Wed-Fri 12pm to 6pm
Sat & Sun 10am to 6pm

Our offices are open Monday - Friday between the hours of 9am - 5pm. The gallery is closed between exhibitions and programs.


The Renaissance Society gallery is located on the fourth floor of Cobb Hall, reachable by elevator. The campus quadrangle entrance requires a few stairs so we recommend entering from the door at the south-east corner of the building, which has a sidewalk level platform lift.

One gender-neutral, wheelchair-accessible restroom is available on every floor. Service animals are welcome, and large-print gallery texts and portable seating are available upon request at the front desk. Live captioning is offered at all public discursive events unless otherwise noted.

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

Physical accessibility details for off-site event spaces may vary according to the venue. Please check individual event pages on our website for specifics.


We welcome group visits from schools, clubs, and organizations. To learn more and schedule a visit, email info@renaissancesociety.org.


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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