rennie collection Works on Loan

Despite the closure of our physical museum space at the end of 2022, the rennie collection has been buzzing with loan activity, keeping us as busy as ever! Our extensive loan program ensures works from the collection are shared across the globe with numerous institutions, including Centre Georges Pompidou, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Smithsonian Institution and Tate, to name a few. Click here to see the full list of loaned works currently on display.


rennie Video Program

Rennie Collection is pleased to unveil a new video exhibition program presented in the rennie head office located in Vancouver’s Kitsilano neighbourhood. Large screens in two meeting rooms located street front in the West 1st Avenue building will display a curated selection of video works drawn from the Rennie Collection. Readily visible to anyone passing by rennie’s new home, the video program continues the Collection’s commitment to share with its home city and extends its engagement by making art accessible without any entrance barrier. The art videos will run continuously after business hours on weekdays and all day on weekends.

The inaugural video exhibition features works by Romanian artist Mircea Cantor. Cantor was the subject of a solo exhibition at Rennie Museum held November 2014 to March 2015. Learn more about Cantor’s multi-disciplinary works by visiting the exhibition’s webpages and watch him speak on the creation of tension in an artwork in this short video or his expanded talk on his practice for the Rennie Collection Speaker Series held at Emily Carr University on the occasion of his exhibition.

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Pivotal future for the Wing Sang

rennie museum is proud to share that Bob Rennie and his family’s historic landmark in Vancouver’s Chinatown, the Wing Sang building, will soon be home to the first Chinese Canadian Museum in the country. In a press conference held on February 11th, Premier John Horgan and the Hon. Melanie Mark, BC’s Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport announced the provincial government will provide funding to the Chinese Canadian Museum Society of British Columbia to acquire the building, with additional support by Bob himself. “The rennie foundation will donate a leadership gift of $7,800,000 to ensure the Chinese Canadian Museum is sustainable in its mission”, Bob said following Minister Mark’s remarks. Read the full press release here.


AIRS Fundraiser

Help support arts education through the Artists in Residence Studio (AIRS) Program with your purchase of a Kerry James Marshall printed, luxury cashmere scarf.

“The ‘Art room’ is one of the few creative safe spaces left where a child cannot be judged or be wrong, especially today where the pressure of “perfection” is demanded in our technological world. The Art room is a place where a papier-mache bird can have three legs and one eye, or where the sun can set in the east.”

– Bob Rennie

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Past Exhibits