Guests at the Renaissance Society’s 2014 Benefit Gala and Auction

The Renaissance Society is at its core a space of possibility. For artists, we offer a rigorous platform for bold experimentation. For audiences, we offer opportunities to engage deeply with art and artists who provide crucial responses to our times.

Your contribution to the Ren means that artists have the support and resources they need to realize ambitious, risk-taking projects. It enables the production of critical, scholarly, and creative publications, frequently artists’ first. And it allows us to maintain free entrance to all of our exhibitions, talks, readings, concerts, screenings, and other public programming.

Members of the Renaissance Society share our commitment to artists. We are grateful for your generous contributions, and we invite you to join us at any level.




  • 20% discount on Renaissance Society publications
  • Invitation to annual members event
  • Renaissance Society tote bag
  • Recognition in our Annual Report

Book Club

$300/year ($350 international):

  • One copy of each new Renaissance Society publication (typically four per year)
  • 10% discount on most Renaissance Society editions
  • Plus all Friend benefits

Chicago Committee

$1,000/year ($500 for those 35 and under):

  • Invitations for two to special Chicago Committee events, such as curator-led gallery tours and cocktails, private collection tours, and artist-led exhibition previews (two to three per year)
  • Invitations for two to the Renaissance Society’s annual meeting and dinner
  • Plus all Book Club benefits


Donations of any amount are always welcome.