Vision

The Remai Modern is a thought leader and direction setting modern art gallery that boldly collects, develops, presents and interprets the art of our time. Our mandate is to enable transformative experiences by connecting art with local and global communities.

A Message from the Executive Director & CEO

“Inspired by the visionary support of Ellen Remai, the ambition of the Remai Modern Board, the commitment of the City of Saskatoon and the building design of architects KPMB, I joined the Remai Modern team as its first Executive Director and CEO in 2013.

The opportunity to establish a major new art museum from the ground up, backed by such extraordinary vision and commitment, is very rare. We are now in the phase of “becoming” as we set our vision and ambition to be a vibrant, imaginative and prescient museum committed to affirming the powerful role that art and artists play in questioning, interpreting and defining the modern era.

We cannot do this on our own and I invite you to get involved by giving time, or by supporting our capital campaign, which aims to fund construction, support enhancements to the amenities, fund opening artwork commissions and ongoing collection development, enhance program research and development and support visitor access and learning opportunities.”


~ Gregory Burke, Executive Director/CEO

 

 

Remai Modern is becoming . . .

a thought leader and a direction-setting modern art gallery, the civic heart of a revitalized River Landing,a stage on which globally circulating knowledge is infused with locally relevant perspectives, an architectural landmark‚ organic in design & environmental in operation, a reflection of a vibrant‚ modern Canadian city, home to an enviable permanent collection‚ including the most comprehensive collection of Picasso linocuts, a centre of discourse for the Canadian perspective on global art movements, a home for internationally-renowned exhibitions of contemporary art, accessible‚ unexpected‚ challenging and disruptive, a platform for rethinking the role of a 21st century art museum, an engine for exploring new art territories and their role in shaping the future of art and society, a venue with a modern art & design store and an outstanding restaurant,a driver of increased economic activity‚ improved quality of life and enhanced community engagement, a hub for live and interdisciplinary programs that respond to transformational developments in art and culture, a leader in developing new models for sharing knowledge and engaging diverse communities, a base for programmes that embrace schools‚ children‚ youth‚ families‚ adults‚ and seniors, defined by architectural excellence in a stunning riverside locale,social and inclusive,a setting for breathtaking indoor and open air events, a museum interpreting the idea of ‘modern’ - from multiple cultural‚ historical‚ and contemporary perspectives, a forum for affirming the powerful role that art and artists play in questioning‚ interpreting and defining the modern era, a gallery that respects Canada’s first nations and reflects their cultures

Background

“The Remai Modern will enrich our lives with creativity, beauty and learning opportunities, and will continue to make the city a great place to live, visit and invest in.” - Ellen Remai

The Art Gallery of Saskatchewan gained momentum in 2009, when Saskatoon’s City Council announced, with the Federal and Provincial governments, the intention to build a purpose-built gallery that would also serve as a destination centre in the city’s south downtown at River Landing.

On June 3, 2011, Saskatoon philanthropist Ellen Remai announced a donation of $30 million to the project, on behalf of the Frank and Ellen Remai Foundation. The gift provides for $15 million toward the construction costs of the 11,582-square-metre, four-storey gallery, and $500,000 annually for 30 years, to enhance the new gallery’s exhibition program.

As a true patron of the arts, Ellen Remai then went on to purchase and donate the world’s most comprehensive collection of Picasso linocuts to the new gallery. The collection features works made by the Spanish master from 1951 to 1965.

In gratitude for this generosity, which is unprecedented in Saskatchewan history and one of the largest private donations to the arts in Canadian history, Saskatoon City Council unanimously voted to name the new gallery in her honour.

Pre-Launch Program

Our pre-launch programs, initiated in June, 2015, offer a taste of dynamic exhibitions and programs to come! Remai Modern will spark imaginations and challenge assumptions; engage and nurture our diverse communities; and enrich the public understanding of and appreciation for art throughout Saskatchewan and beyond. We aim to connect local and global communities in exciting ways.

To find out more about our programming initiatives, please visit remaimodern.org/prelaunch.

Remai Modern pre-launch programs are generously supported by the Saskatchewan Arts Board, SaskCulture, and the Canada Council for the Arts.

Support

We still need your help.

Remai Modern will become a vital part of Saskatoon. Aiming to become one of the most visionary new art museums of North America, Remai Modern will touch and inspire the entire community.

A gift to Remai Modern supports diverse initiatives, from educational programming and collections, to ongoing building enhancements. Together, we’re building a place for art, a place to learn, a place to connect. Each year, an estimated 90,000 children and youth from across the province will have an opportunity to experience and learn about art through Remai Modern’s public and educational programs.

There are many different ways to show your support for this exciting project. We would be pleased to discuss the giving opportunities that are available to help you choose the best way to direct your gift and make a difference in our community. In addition, we value the support of those who donate their time and good will. We’ll soon be developing Remai Modern membership and volunteer opportunities.

For more information about the ways you can become involved, please contact our development office at (306) 975-8060 or email development@remaimodern.org.

 

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950 Spadina Crescent East
Saskatoon, SK S7K 3H6


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Please make donation payable to:
 Remai Modern Art Gallery of Saskatchewan

Mail to: P.O. Box 569 Saskatoon SK S7K 3L6 Canada

 

 

 

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For a one-time donation of $1,000 or more, your name or the names of people special to you will be permanently inscribed on a seat in the gallery’s SaskTel Theatre. Each donation is tax-deductible.

 

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Donor Stories

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Drs. Ivan Jen and Suzanne Yip assist the Remai Art Gallery capital campaign

Drs. Ivan Jen and Suzanne Yip assist the Remai Art Gallery capital campaign

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SaskTel supports Remai Art Gallery with $600,000 sponsorship

SaskTel supports Remai Art Gallery with $600,000 sponsorship

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Saskatoon Couples Among Recent Donors

Saskatoon Couples Among Recent Donors

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“The Gallery will indeed become a gathering place.”

“The Gallery will indeed become a gathering place.”

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“This is a legacy opportunity for me, for my family, and for my employees”

“This is a legacy opportunity for me, for my family, and for my employees”

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“This is our community. We want to support it.”

“This is our community. We want to support it.”

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“Having a signature building is a symbol that the city has arrived.”

“Having a signature building is a symbol that the city has arrived.”

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“Supporting the Remai Modern is perfect for me. I’ll never get to do anything like this again, that is so connected to my life.”

“Supporting the Remai Modern is perfect for me. I’ll never get to do anything like this again, that is so connected to my life.”

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Art Knight Donor Story

Art Knight Donor Story

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“Saskatoon is our community. We’ll do anything we can to keep our community in the top echelon.”

“Saskatoon is our community. We’ll do anything we can to keep our community in the top echelon.”

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“A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to build a Saskatoon landmark”

“A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to build a Saskatoon landmark”

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Art and Creativity – Bringing More to Our Community

Art and Creativity – Bringing More to Our Community

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Creating legacy through the privilege of giving

Creating legacy through the privilege of giving

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A wonderful bridge between the highly important Picasso linocut collection and the tradition of Saskatchewan art ceramics

A wonderful bridge between the highly important Picasso linocut collection and the tradition of Saskatchewan art ceramics

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Scotiabank donation supports weekend family programming at Remai Modern

Scotiabank donation supports weekend family programming at Remai Modern

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RBC Foundation donates to emerging artists program

RBC Foundation donates to emerging artists program

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Contact

Remai Modern

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 569
Saskatoon, SK S7K 3L6
Canada

Temporary Offices
950 Spadina Crescent East
Saskatoon, SK S7K 3H6
+1 306-975-7610
info@remaimodern.org