CURRENT EXHIBITION

March 12 – May 28, 2022

Spring 2022: Collected Works

rennie museum is pleased to present our penultimate exhibition in the historic Wing Sang building. Spring 2022: Collected Works is a group exhibition on the potency of photography featuring the work of three influential artists—Larry Clark, Katy Grannan and Andres Serrano. The exhibition runs from March 12 to May 28, 2022.

In less than half a generation, the prevalence of mobile phone cameras brought the ubiquity of photography into everyone’s every day and the advent of social media platforms made sharing on a global scale readily accessible. Long before our current state of visual overload, the revelatory photographs presented in this exhibition exposed lives and fomented conversations that have not always been acknowledged. Read the full press release here.

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CONTENT WARNING
This exhibition includes images and content that some may find offensive:
depictions of violence and suffering related to torture; death; adolescent drug use and gunplay; sex; religious references; white supremacism.


To reduce the potential risk of COVID-19 transmission, we require that all 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 form upon arrival and check out at departure
● comply with PHO orders
● use of masks is encouraged
● 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.


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