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The Renaissance Society

5811 S Ellis Ave, Cobb Hall, 4th floor, Chicago, IL 60637-1404
+1 773-702-8670
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Very interesting place

This art museum is located on the grounds of the University of Chicago in Hyde Park. The gallery is... read more

Reviewed 31 May 2016
Frank O
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Fallbrook, California
Very interesting exhibits

I highly recommend visiting this interesting gallery at the University of Chicago. Check out their... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2014
singcitrus
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Boston, Massachusetts
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The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago presents contemporary art exhibitions, events, and publications. “The Ren”—as we are known by many—is an independent, non-collecting museum driven by an uncompromising commitment to artists and their ideas. All exhibitions and events are free and open to the public. We offer artists the time, space, resources, and freedom that are vital for ambitious experimentation and risk-taking. Our work with artists frequently results in newly commissioned art, and their presentations in our 3,000 sq ft gallery spur further scholarly and creative reflections in our publications and public programs. Visitors to the Ren find a uniquely intimate platform for encountering artistic expressions that give form to, challenge, and complicate currents in contemporary thought. Events—including artist talks, lectures, screenings, concerts, readings, and more—offer further opportunities for discovery and discussion.
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31 May 2016
“Very interesting place”
14 Jul 2014
“Very interesting exhibits”
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5811 S Ellis Ave, Cobb Hall, 4th floor, Chicago, IL 60637-1404
Hyde Park
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Reviewed 31 May 2016

This art museum is located on the grounds of the University of Chicago in Hyde Park. The gallery is quite small, but the plaques are well-written (parent note: occasional language). The staff is friendly and can tell you a lot about the different artists and...More

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Reviewed 14 July 2014

I highly recommend visiting this interesting gallery at the University of Chicago. Check out their website for their calendar of exhibits. It is well worth visiting this contemporary art venue.

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