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.

 


 

UPDATES

Current news and information regarding the development and progress of Remai Modern.

• September 17, 2014: FREDERICK MULDER FOUNDATION DONATES 23 PICASSO CERAMICS TO REMAI MODERN

• June 19, 2014: BOARD & CEO ANNOUNCE NEW BRAND

• June 19, 2014: ALAIN GAUCHER ANNOUNCED AS BOARD CHAIR

• April 22, 2014: SEMINAR SERIES INFORMS DIRECTION OF REMAI MODERN, ART GALLERY OF SASKATCHEWAN

• April 2, 2014: BRAND NAME ANNOUNCED FOR REMAI ART GALLERY OF SASKATCHEWAN

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Support

We still need your Campaign donations and sponsorship.

While Remai Modern is becoming a reality, your generous support remains crucial to funding ongoing building enhancements, future art collections, programs and a variety of educational opportunities.

Your gift is a sound investment in the future development of art in our community and in Canada, and we are grateful to all of our donors and funders for their support.

Donate online or call us for more information on giving and sponsorship opportunities as well as donor events.

 

In Person


950 Spadina Crescent
Saskatoon, SK S7K 3L6

Office Hours 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m
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Monday – Friday

By Phone


306-975-8060

Office Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m
Monday – Friday

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

 

 

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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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“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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“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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Get involved

Your time and perspective is becoming instrumental for our success. Join our prominent volunteer leadership team, host a private donor event, or book an informational presentation.

                                

Contact

Remai Modern
Art Gallery of Saskatchewan

Campaign Office
950 Spadina Crescent East,
Saskatoon, SK  S7K 3L6
306 975 8060
info@remaimodern.org