The
Renaissance
Society

at The University of Chicago
PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS AN ARCHIVE SITE
Visit our new site for all current information.
 

Exhibitions

by Year by Artist by Images
 
    201520142013201220112010
2009200820072006200520042003200220012000
1999199819971996199519941993199219911990
1989198819871986198519841983198219811980
1979197819771976197519741973197219711970
1969196819671966196519641963196219611960
1959195819571956195519541953195219511950
1949194819471946194519441943194219411940
1939193819371936193519341933193219311930
1929192819271926192519241923192219211920
19191918191719161915     

 

1939
 Edmund Giesbert
Drawings and Paintings
Dec 01 – December 29, 1939
 Richard J. Neutra
Photographs of Architecture
Nov 11 – November 29, 1939
  Modern Sculpture
Oct 17 – November 17, 1939
 Edmund Giesbert
LECTURE: Adventures in Dalmatia
June 1, 1939
 Laszlo Moholy-Nagy
Paintings
Apr 07 – May 7, 1939
  Central European Art
Feb 14 – March 14, 1939
 Ursula Wolff
Photographs of Greek Sculpture and Architecture
Jan 12 – February 10, 1939
 
 
1938
  Paintings by Famous Victorian Painters
Nov 07 – December 3, 1938
  Jewish Art
Sep 01 – October 1, 1938
 Robert Harshe
May 25 – June 7, 1938
  Wood Carvings and Paintings Brought from Bali by Mr. and Mrs. William B. Benton
Apr 06 – April 13, 1938
 Fernando Germani
CONCERT: Hammond electric organ recital
March 28, 1938
 Robert Willberforce
LECTURE: Some Poets and Essayists from Francis Bacon to Rupert Brooke
March 11, 1938
  Manuscripts and Letters of Poets of England and America from the Collection of Harriet Monroe
Feb 21 – March 15, 1938
 Serge Prokofiev
CONCERT: Piano Recital
February 15, 1938
 
 
1937
 Florence Robinson
Dec 08 – January 8, 1938
  Paintings by Josef Albers and E. Mistrik de Monda
Nov 05 – November 30, 1937
 Alexander Archipenko
LECTURE: Art and the Bankruptcy of Contemporary Civilization
October 27, 1937
 Alexander Archipenko
LECTURE: Creativeness
October 20, 1937
  Watercolor Renderings of Americana
Oct 01 – October 31, 1937
 Vincenzo Celli and his Classical Italian Ballet Company
DANCE PERFORMANCE
May 19, 1937
  Paintings by Rainey Bennett and John Pratt
May 10 – May 30, 1937
  International Moderns, from the M. Martin Janis Collection
Apr 05 – April 30, 1937
 Maude Phelps Hutchins
Drawings and Sculpture
Feb 19 – March 20, 1937
 Guy Murchie, Jr.
An Exhibition of Drawings
Jan 25 – February 12, 1937
 
 
1936
 Francis Rhoads Morley
Portrayals of Maya Indian Subjects
Dec 21 – January 20, 1937
  LECTURE SERIES
The Adventure of Collecting
Dec 13 – March 5, 1937
  Paintings and Sculpture by American Negro Artists
Dec 08 – December 20, 1936
 Richard Guy Walton
Paintings, Watercolors, and Drawings
Nov 09 – November 30, 1936
  Modern German Graphic Art
Oct 03 – October 19, 1936
  An Exhibition of the Works of John Pratt and Charles Sebree
May 18 – June 10, 1936
 George B. Rowley
LECTURE: Form and Spirit in Far Eastern Painting
May 9, 1936
 Florence Ayscough MacNair and Harley Farnsworth MacNair
LECTURE: Some Origins and Explanations of Chinese Art
May 4, 1936
 Elie Lascaux
Paintings
Apr 08 – April 22, 1936
  Chicago By Night: A Ballet in Eight Harmless Insinuations
DANCE Premiere
April 4, 1936
 Florence Ayscough MacNair
LECTURE: The Connection Between Chinese Painting, Poetry, and Calligraphy
March 16, 1936
 Fernand Leger
An Exhibition of Paintings, Watercolors, and Gouaches
Mar 06 – April 6, 1936
 Herrlee Glessner Creel
LECTURE: The Birth of China
February 29, 1936
  Poetry Contest
February 1, 1936
 Abraham Rattner
Jan 04 – January 25, 1936
 
 
1935
  Sketch Class with Edmund Giesbert
December 5, 1935
  Le Corbusier
LECTURE: Modern Architecture
November 25, 1935
 Eva Watson Schutze
A Memorial Exhibition of Paintings
Nov 22 – December 20, 1935
  Industrial Design
Oct 21 – November 10, 1935
  Paintings and Designs: Works Made for the W.P.A. of Illinois by Artists of Chicago and Vicinity
Jul 01 – August 8, 1935
 Laura C. Boulton
LECTURE: The Music of the Orient
May 26, 1935
 Laura C. Boulton
PREMIERE MUSIC PRESENTATION: The First Public Presentation of the New Series of Sound and Motion Records of African Music Ensembles by Native Court Orchestras, Singers, and Dancers
April 5, 1935
 Georges Seurat
Paintings and Drawings
Feb 05 – February 25, 1935
 Arnold C. Bake
LECTURE: The Music and Poetry of India
January 28, 1935
 Robert Wallenborn
CONCERT: A Program of Eighteenth-Century and Contemporary Piano Music:
January 27, 1935
 Alexander Calder
Mobiles
Jan 14 – January 31, 1935
 
 
1934
 Don Wallace
Photographs
Nov 27 – December 20, 1934
 Zora Neale Hurston
LECTURE: Anthropology and Poetry
November 19, 1934
 Gertrude Stein
Art and What It Means To Me
October 1, 1934
 Beatrice Farrand
September 15, 1934
  A Selection of Works by Twentieth Century Artists
Jun 20 – August 20, 1934
 Joseph Pijoan
LECTURE: Dionysian Orgia in Art
June 5, 1934
  An Historical Exhibition of Bookbinding
Development of the art from 3000 B.C. to the present
May 07 – May 20, 1934
 Irwin Panofsky
LECTURE: Classical Mythology in Medieval Art
March 19, 1934
  Paintings and Drawings by Dufy and Survage
Chester Johnson memorial exhibition
Feb 19 – March 10, 1934
  Abstract Art By Four Twentieth-Century Painters: Picasso, Gris, Braque, Leger
Jan 12 – February 2, 1934
 Alfred Adler
LECTURE: The Relation of Art to Life
January 3, 1934
 
 
1933
  Originals and Reproductions: Modern French Art
Oct 18 – November 24, 1933
  FILM SERIES
Jul 03 – August 8, 1933
  The Dramatic Association of the University of Chicago, directed by Frank Hurburt O'Hara
PLAY PERFORMANCE: Uncle Tom's Cabin
June 24, 1933
 M. Kamiel Lefevere
CONCERT: Carillion recital
June 20, 1933
  Painting: Sea and Land and City Streets
Jun 15 – August 8, 1933
 Alfred Vance Churchill
LECTURE: Modern Painting
June 11, 1933
 Martin Schutze
LECTURE: Form as Meaning in Poetry and the Arts
May 18, 1933
 Melville J. Herskovits and Kwesi Kuntu and Ashanti Dancers
LECTURE: Ritual and Art in West African Life
DANCE PERFORMANCE: of Ashanti ancestral dances

April 17, 1933
  Photographs of Forty Paintings from The Century of Progress Loan Exhibition of Fine Arts Chicago
Apr 06 – May 31, 1933
  Movies of Yesterday and Today
FILM SERIES
Apr 04 – April 25, 1933
  Exhibition of Pure Line Drawing: From the Greek to the Modern
Feb 16 – March 7, 1933
 Byron D. McDonald
LECTURE: New Odysseys for Old: Along Modern Trails to Classic Lands Where History was Born
February 9, 1933
 Edwin Philip Goldschmidt
LECTURE: Gothic and Renaissance Bookbinding
February 2, 1933
 Edwin Philip Goldschmidt
LECTURE: Medieval Manuscripts
January 31, 1933
  German Talking Motion Pictures
FILM SERIES
Jan 10 – January 31, 1933
  Exhibition of the Laura C. Boulton Collection of Musical Instruments and Various Objects in Use in Ceremonies and Daily Life of Native Africans
Jan 10 – February 10, 1933
 
 
1932
 Mr. Frederic C. Woodward and the University String Quartet
December 9, 1932
  Satiric Drawings and Caricatures of the XVIIIth, XIXth, and XXth Centuries
Nov 27 – December 20, 1932
 Rene Claire
SCREENING: Le Million, 1931
November 23, 1932
  Commemorative Exhibition From the Martin A. Ryerson Collection
Oct 09 – October 30, 1932
  Fine Prints Old and New: The Albert Roulliere Memorial Collection
Jun 30 – July 4, 1932
 Charles L. Morgan
LECTURE: Renaissance in Architecture Today
June 22, 1932
  Paintings and Ceramics from the Hull House Art School, and of African Art, Carvings in Wood and Metal and Needlework
Jun 09 – June 27, 1932
  Modupe Paris and the World's Fair Afro-American Male Jubilee Singers
June 9, 1932
  Maude Phelps Hutchins and Mortimer Adler
LECTURE: Diagramatics
April 27, 1932
  Liturgical Art and Some Other Themes
Apr 22 – May 22, 1932
 Daniel Catton Rich
LECTURE: Picasso in the Present Tense
April 20, 1932
  Paintings and Prints by the Blue Four: Feininger, Jawlensky, Kandinsky, Klee
Apr 16 – April 19, 1932
 Isamu Noguchi
Drawings and Sculpture
Apr 07 – April 15, 1932
 Ernest P. Lane, Professor of Mathematics at the University of Chicago
LECTURE: Mathematical Solids
March 14, 1932
  Fifth Annual Exhibition of Modern French Painting, with African Masks
Feb 07 – February 21, 1932
 Arthur Pope
LECTURE: General Principles of Persian Art
January 15, 1932
 Daniel Catton Rich
LECTURE: The Arthur Jerome Eddy Memorial Collection of Modern Painting and Sculpture
January 5, 1932
  Small Sculptures and Drawings by Sculptors
Jan 05 – January 25, 1932
 
 
1931
 Fernand Leger
SCREENING: Le Ballet Mecanique
November 24, 1931
  Byzantine and Early Christian Art of the East
Oct 27 – November 15, 1931
  The Art of Modern Hungary
Oct 01 – October 24, 1931
  Some Modern Primitives: International Exhibition of Paintings and Prints
Jul 02 – August 16, 1931
  Painting and Ceramics from the Hull House Art School
Jun 15 – June 30, 1931
 Morton D. Zabel
LECTURE: Degas in his Age
April 28, 1931
  American Primitives Collected by The Newark Museum and Samplers from the Collection of James W. Walker of Chicago
Apr 22 – May 3, 1931
  Festival of Religious Art: Old and New Masters of Religious Art
Apr 07 – April 20, 1931
  Festival of Religious Art: The Guelph Treasure
Mar 31 – April 21, 1931
  Festival of Religious Art: Religious Art by Artists of Chicago and Environs
Mar 24 – April 15, 1931
 Dr. John Shapley
LECTURE on Persian Art
March 8, 1931
  Alfeo Faggi, Maude Phelps Hutchins, John B. Storrs: An Exhibition of Drawings by Three American Sculptors
Mar 02 – March 15, 1931
 George E. Downing
LECTURE: Cezanne and the French Classic Tradition
March 2, 1931
  Original Pictures in Colored Chalk by Children from Chicago's South-Side Public Schools
Feb 16 – March 1, 1931
  Modern French Paintings
Jan 26 – February 9, 1931
  Masters of Ukio-ye and Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Western Prints
Jan 05 – January 17, 1931
 
 
1930
  Modern American Architecture
Dec 02 – December 15, 1930
  Fifteen Paintings and Some Prints by Henri Matisse with Persian and Indian Miniatures of the Fourteenth to Nineteenth Centuries
Nov 15 – November 30, 1930
 James Westfall Thompson
LECTURE:The Reflection of Economic and Social Changes in Medieval Architecture
November 13, 1930
  Paintings by Teng Kwei with Chinese antiques, paintings and mortuary statuary
Nov 01 – November 11, 1930
 Auguste V. Declos
LECTURE: French Painting in the Last Twenty-five Years
October 23, 1930
  Modern Austrian Painting
Oct 07 – October 26, 1930
  Modern Art
Jul 01 – August 20, 1930
 Morris Topchevsky
May 21 – May 23, 1930
 Thornton Wilder
LECTURE: Three English Letter Writers: Horace Walpole, William Cowper, and Edward Fitzgerald
May 13, 1930
 Mrs. John Nef
The Layman's Pleasure in Modern Art
April 14, 1930
  Modern European and Antique Oriental Art
Apr 07 – April 21, 1930
 Daniel Catton Rich
LECTURE: Delacroix, the Hero of Painting
April 7, 1930
 Baroness von Miltitz
BOOK TALK: Art and the Education of the Young in Germany
March 31, 1930
  Exhibition of Paintings Selected from the Annual Exhibition of Paintings by Artists of Chicago and Vicinity at the Art Institute of Chicago
Mar 12 – March 26, 1930
  Examples of Religious Art from the Fourth Century to the Present Time
Feb 20 – March 7, 1930
  Modern French Paintings
Feb 04 – February 18, 1930
  Medieval Illuminations
Jan 06 – January 25, 1930
 
 
    201520142013201220112010
2009200820072006200520042003200220012000
1999199819971996199519941993199219911990
1989198819871986198519841983198219811980
1979197819771976197519741973197219711970
1969196819671966196519641963196219611960
1959195819571956195519541953195219511950
1949194819471946194519441943194219411940
1939193819371936193519341933193219311930
1929192819271926192519241923192219211920
19191918191719161915     

 

 
 

   
   
The Renaissance Society
is a contemporary art
museum free and
open to the public
Mon  Dec 17, 2018