Dr. Art Knight
Dr. Art Knight was Chair of the Mendel Art Gallery Board of Trustees for four intense, productive years. When Art learned that the City of Saskatoon was seeking a destination attraction at River Landing, he asked the Board to seize this opportunity to build an outstanding new museum for the city and the province.
“Art spoke eloquently for Remai Modern, promoting the concept with the public, the City and potential donors,” says John Hampton, who served as Vice Chair alongside Art.
Knight gave generously of his time, skills and commitment, and his sudden death in November 2011 was a major shock to the Board. Reflecting a close partnership with Art’s wife, Ineke, and with contributions from every trustee, the new building’s boardroom will be named the Dr. Art Knight Boardroom.
“Having witnessed Art’s dedication, and his vision for a world-class art museum, I want to help make his dream come true,” says Ineke Knight. “I very much appreciate the trustees’ decision to name the boardroom after Art.”
Although Art will not be with us when Remai Modern opens, he will be remembered as we share in the pride and excitement that this new museum will bring to every corner of our community,” says Jason Aebig, Board Chair 2013-2014.