Bus: 6 Jackson Park Express, 28 Stony Island(773) 702-8670 renaissancesociety.org41.789713 -87.601161 5811 S Ellis Ave (between 58th and 59th Sts) Hyde Park, Chicago
Tue–Fri 10am–5pm; Sat, Sun noon–5pm
As far as this gallery of the University of Chicago’s campus is concerned, the avantest of the avant-garde is the only one that matters. As for the name, well, the university wants to broaden the definition of renaissance. (Think less Michelangelo, more the Next Michelangelo, in other words.) The white walls and high ceiling create a hyper-resonant environment. Many European avant-garde stars get their only Chicago exposure here, and the shows are free.
Also on at this venue
"Suicide Narcissus" | Tomorrow, Sat 7, Sun 8, Tue 10, Wed 11, Thu 12, Dec 13. Through Dec 15.