Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan: Remai Modern Art Gallery

Here's a look at Saskatoon's cultural future, at least as written from the perspective of the summer of 2016.

It's the Remai Art Gallery, which will become the most important museum of its kind in the city when it opens sometime in 2017. The Mendel Art Gallery closed in 2015, so residents are counting the days until this cultural center opens.

The building itself was rather close to completion during our visit. But it's not easy to move 8,000 pieces of art from one place to another. Gallery officials say they are moving the process along as quickly as possible.

Once it is open, visitors will be able to see the Picasso linocut collection - said to be the largest in the world, and worth $20 million. And it's a fine location, right along the river, and the building's design is impressive. Here's hoping everything works out for the city.

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