Saskatoon

Remai Modern named in New York Times 'places to see' in 2017

Revamped art gallery listed in article about new galleries opening around world

The Canadian Press

January 06, 2017

The main floor of the gallery will be free to the public and will feature a restaurant overlooking the South Saskatchewan River. (Eric Anderson/CBC)

Saskatoon's Remai Modern Art Gallery has been named in a New York Times article — along with a new addition of the Louvre Museum in Abu Dhabi — as places to see this year.

In the annual article which lists the top 52 places to go, Canada is No. 1 on the list because of the country's 150th anniversary celebrations.

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An addition to that is an article on gallery and museum openings that are of interest to travellers, in which the Remai is called a "splashy new museum" in a "surprising locale."

Tourism Saskatoon spokeswoman Aviva Kohen said the gallery was highlighted when officials met with contributing writers at a travel media conference in 2015.

She says the Remai Modern, which is scheduled to open later this year, will bring in international travellers, especially for an exhibit of Picasso's linocut collection and about two dozen of his
ceramics.

In 2011, Saskatoon philanthropist Ellen Remai donated $30 million to the new museum, which replaces the old Mendel Art Gallery.

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