TD Bank Group donation supports free, main-floor programming at Remai Modern in Saskatoon
TD Connect Program will centre on Greg & Olivia Yuel Family Gallery
Saskatoon, Canada — Remai Modern received today a major corporate gift of $400,000 from TD Bank Group, supporting free programming for five years in the Greg & Olivia Yuel Family Gallery, on the main floor of the museum. Remai Modern is to open in 2017.
The announcement was made in Saskatoon by Frank McKenna, Deputy Chair of TD Bank Group and former Premier of New Brunswick.
“TD understands that there is a responsibility for corporations the size of ours to support the efforts of leading arts organizations like Remai Modern,” McKenna said. “ Remai Modern is a partner that we believe is not only responsive to the needs of its audiences, but a true partner that continually seeks to educate the local community for an appreciation of the visual arts.”
“We are grateful to TD Bank Group for supporting the exciting and innovative main-floor programming we’ll be offering at our new museum,” said Gregory Burke, Remai Modern Executive Director & CEO.
“The TD Connect Program will centre on the 1,992-square-foot Greg & Olivia Yuel Family Gallery. The free programming will include regularly changing exhibitions, dynamic installations, artists’ projects, and performative works that will also animate the atrium. The goal is to connect the museum to the community and build diverse audiences for wider programs.”
Burke said Remai Modern shares with TD the desire to make art experiences inclusive, accessible and meaningful to all.
About TD Bank Group
Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, with more than 80,000 employees in offices around the world, the Toronto-Dominion Bank and its subsidiaries are collectively known as TD Bank Group (TD). TD offers a full range of financial products and services 25 million customers worldwide. TD has an extensive corporate art collection focused on Canadian art. It also supports art projects in Canada and across the globe, particularly initiatives enabling young people to access and contribute to arts and culture.
About Remai Modern
Remai Modern is a new museum of modern and contemporary art coming to life in Saskatoon, a growing city on the vast Canadian Prairies. Opening in 2017, it aims 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. The building, by eminent Canadian architects KPMB, overlooks the South Saskatchewan River in downtown Saskatoon. Remai Modern is home to the world’s foremost collection of Picasso linocut prints, and aspires to be a leading centre for contemporary Indigenous art programming.
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