Renaissance Society: University of Chicago


ARTstor and the Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago are sharing nearly 2,400 images of contemporary art and exhibition installation views in the Digital Library. This collection features painting, sculpture, installation, video, performance, and multi-media work by seminal contemporary artists who exhibited at the Renaissance Society, including Nancy Spero, Raymond Pettibon, Francis Al˙s, Eva Hesse, Kerry James Marshall, Shahzia Sikander, and others.

From its opening in 1915, the Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago has been a leading space for innovative contemporary art and programming. During its first several decades the Renaissance Society hosted Férnand Leger’s first exhibit in the United States, as well as shows dedicated to László Maholy-Nagy, Isamu Noguchi, the Blue Rider group, among other modern masters, regularly debuting new works. For nearly one hundred years it has continued in this capacity, exhibiting important and challenging work by leading contemporary artists, often early in their careers, before they are shown in major museums and galleries. In addition to its robust exhibition program, The Renaissance Society sponsors concerts, performances, film and video screenings, poetry and fiction readings, and lectures by noted contemporary artists, critics and scholars.

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Collection information

Total size of collection* 5,000
Percentage of completion 48%
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* Image totals should be regarded as an approximation until a given collection is 100% complete. Users should also bear in mind that the number of images available to them may vary from country to country, reflecting ARTstor’s approach to addressing an international copyright landscape that itself varies from country to country.

Last updated: July 2, 2013

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