The doors to the new gallery in downtown Saskatoon will open to the public on Saturday, Oct. 21.
Saskatoon’s Remai Modern is an architectural homage to Frank Lloyd Wright’s Prairie style; its cantilevered stacks reaching out toward the South Saskatchewan River and the community; its glass and copper-coloured mesh exterior announcing big cultural ambitions.
Remai Modern is a new museum of modern and contemporary art in Saskatoon, a growing city on the vast and ever-changing Canadian Prairies. Remai Modern offers a unique perspective on art and culture in the 21st century, with an eye on the future.
The inaugural exhibit will be Field Guide, which will include select works from the museum’s collection along with contemporary projects, commissions and installations by Canadian and international artists.
Remai Modern executive director and CEO Gregory Burke said the exhibit is not theme-based; rather it is a series of groupings meant to show the gallery’s philosophy and direction.
Field Guide will feature 13 works donated by Fred Mendel that formed the basis of the Mendel Art Gallery when it opened in 1964. It includes works by Lawren Harris, Emily Carr, and David Milne.
Remai Modern Website
102 Spadina Crescent East
Saskatoon SK S7K 0L3
The Remai Modern Art & Design Store
will be featuring Melody Armstrong Jewellery along side eleven other fine artists.
Image Gallery of the Quantic Collection now available: