PRESS RELEASE

51 @ 51: Collected Works

After thirteen years and twenty-one exhibitions, rennie museum announces our final presentation in the historic Wing Sang building. The exhibition opens August 13 and concludes November 12, 2022.

Featuring fifty-one artworks by thirty-six prominent artists from A(bdessemed) to Y(iadom-Boakye), the farewell exhibition breaks the museum’s self-imposed rule of not titling its shows. 51 @ 51 references the number of artworks in the exhibit as well as the address of the museum—51 East Pender Street. Read the full press release here.

Timed-entry tickets for self-guided visits will be released on August 5. Tickets are released in two-week blocks, every two weeks. Sign up for our newsletter to receive notifications of when new tickets are released.


PRESS RELEASE

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.


FOUNDATION

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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AT THE WING SANG

Past Exhibits