Sept. 11 – Oct. 30, 2021

Barkley L. Hendricks | Lorna Simpson

rennie museum is thrilled to welcome visitors back this September! After an extended temporary closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the museum will reopen its doors on September 11. We welcome the public for FREE self-guided tours by timed-entry on Saturdays. To make a reservation, please click on the red ‘book your visit’ button at the top right corner of the webpage.

To reduce the potential risk of COVID-19 transmission, we require that all museum visitors follow the guidelines outlined below to protect everyone’s health and safety while visiting the museum:

  • Reserve timed-entry tickets in advance and arrive at your reserved time.
  • Visitors will be admitted in 30-minute intervals with no re-entries.
  • Please cancel your visit if you are feeling unwell or have otherwise been advised to quarantine.
  • Complete our check-in and contact tracing form upon arrival.
  • Comply with the mandatory mask mandate as per PHO orders.
  • Use hand sanitization stations provided throughout the building.
  • Maintain physical distancing from others outside of your group as best as you can.

The museum’s health and safety protocols follow the latest health and safety measures as outlined by government agencies, and may change to reflect the most recent PHO orders and updates, including proof of vaccination requirements.

rennie museum is pleased to announce the long-awaited reopening of the Barkley L. Hendricks and Lorna Simpson: Collected Works exhibition, which has been carefully preserved behind closed doors since last spring. This is the first major presentation of either artist in Canada and marks the first time the two towering figures have exhibited together. Drawn entirely from the rennie collection, the exhibition includes works that span a combined 50 years of both artists’ practices, including new and never- or rarely-before seen pieces. The exhibition will reopen on September 11 and will run until October 30. Read the full press release here.

rennie speaker series

Lorna Simpson

rennie museum hosted an artist talk by Lorna Simpson on February 9, 2020. The video recording is now available on Vimeo!


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