Visitors take in an exhibition viewed through a transparent fabric print of mountains with a pink sky.

Visitors to Unthought Environments, 2018.

The Renaissance Society

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

Due to evolving public health measures related to the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Renaissance Society is temporarily closed to the public.

During exhibitions, 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 gallery is located on the fourth floor of Cobb Hall, reachable by elevator. The first floor is accessible from sidewalk level via platform lift, which is located inside the entrance at the south-east corner of the building. 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. Physical accessibility details for off-site event spaces may vary according to the venue. Please check individual event pages on our website for specifics.

Please contact us with any accessibility inquiries or requests for accommodation: 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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