On April 26, 2015, Remai Modern was pleased to announce a $100,000 donation from Scotiabank, in support of weekend family programming at the museum. The donation will maintain Something on Sundays, a free, family-focused art program to be offered Sunday afternoons.
Scotiabank’s donation will come into effect upon the opening of Remai Modern, in 2017, and will help the program over the succeeding five years.
“Scotiabank is proud to be supporting Remai Modern and its Something on Sundays art program,” said Rodney Wendt, Scotiabank Vice President of the Saskatchewan and Manitoba North District. “We believe in the importance of experiencing art first-hand, and we look forward to everyone in our community being able to take part in this free program when the museum opens its doors next year.”
The program will be called Scotiabank Something on Sundays.
“We are delighted with this gift, and are very grateful to Scotiabank for its vision and generosity,” said Gregory Burke, Executive Director & CEO, Remai Modern. In 2014, its last full year of operations, the Mendel Art Gallery attracted 3,600 participants to 70 free Sunday programs.
“Something on Sundays is a vital way of engaging the broader community in museum programming,” he said. “Assurance that we can continue this inclusive, intergenerational programming at Remai Modern is something to celebrate.”