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The Renaissance Society

5811 South Ellis Ave, Cobb Hall, 4th floor, Chicago, IL 60637
+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 1 June 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. Founded in 1915 by a group of faculty members, we are an independent, non-collecting museum that combines a flexible, experimental ethos with focused, rigorous inquiry. We aim to create the best possible conditions for art and artists, and our commitment to supporting ambitious artistic expression frequently takes the form of newly commissioned exhibitions. Regular events include artist talks, lectures, concerts, and readings, which present opportunities for further discovery and discussion, while our publications offer critical reflection on and documentation of the exhibitions. In our first 100 years over 3400 individuals have contributed to our program. Artists include: Henri Matisse, Alexander Calder, Fernand Léger, Mies Van Der Rohe, Käthe Kollwitz, Joseph Cornell, Joseph Kosuth, Louise Bourgeois, Dan Graham, Mike Kelley, Isa Genzken, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Kerry James Marshall, Joan Jonas, Steve McQueen, Danh Vō, Nora Schultz, and Mathias Poledna.
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31 May 2016
“Very interesting place”
14 Jul 2014
“Very interesting exhibits”
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5811 South Ellis Ave, Cobb Hall, 4th floor, Chicago, IL 60637
Hyde Park
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Reviewed 1 June 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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Hyde Park
If you want to get a feel for quintessential South
Side Chicago, you have to make a stop in Hyde Park,
one of the city’s most popular neighborhoods. This
historic area is home to two of the city’s most
prominent cultural institutions, the Museum of Science
and Industry and the University of Chicago. A stroll
here will bring you past vintage and grand hotels
converted into luxury apartment buildings; peaceful
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