Remai Modern is located in the heart of River Landing in downtown Saskatoon. We invite you to explore some of our highlighted exhibitions, events and dining opportunities on this page. Remai Modern is open from Wednesday-Sunday and admission for all visitors is by donation. If you would like to start planning your visit, head here.
Denyse Thomasos: just beyond
One of the finest painters to emerge in the 1990s, the late Trinidadian-Canadian artist Denyse Thomasos (1964-2012) left an indelible, yet frequently overlooked, mark on contemporary painting.
Denyse Thomasos: just beyond features sections devoted to the artist’s primary areas of research, illustrated with major works on loan from museums and private collections in Toronto, Montreal and New York City. Working closely with her family and gallerist, curators are supplementing the exhibition with sketches, photographs and newly uncovered documentary footage of Thomasos working in her studio.
Nick Cave: Spinner Forest
Remai Modern’s atrium has undergone a huge transformation with a large-scale work by Chicago-based artist Nick Cave. The work, titled Spinner Forest, is made up of strands of thousands of wind spinners that cascade from the ceiling and envelop the staircase from Level 1 to Level 2.
Spinner Forest is a striking work when seen from afar, creating a meditative and mesmerizing constellation of shapes, colour and movement. But it reveals more the closer you get. Within each spinning mobile are shapes that comment on gun violence, specifically in Cave’s home city. Alongside the concentric shapes most commonly seen in these popular lawn decorations, the spinners also contain the outlines of guns, bullets and teardrops.
Experience Film at Remai Modern
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays in the SaskTel Theatre
Remai Modern presents a dynamic film program three nights a week in the museum’s SaskTel Theatre. Thursday night features films from around the world presented in partnership with local community organizations. Friday night is Cinema at the Museum, a curated film series with a new theme each month. Saturday screenings are part of our Discovery Cinema program and features exciting films that are appropriate for the whole family.
Film screenings are $10 for non-members, and free for Remai Modern members and youth under 18.
Hearth is now open at Remai Modern!
Hearth is a celebration of Saskatchewan, not only in their food but in their incredible hospitality. We are proud to join forces with this great Saskatoon team and to give visitors an experience — from art to food to events — you can’t find anywhere else.
The Saskatoon restaurant, a local favourite since opening in 2018, landed at No. 62 on 100 Best Restaurants in Canada list this year, one of only two Saskatoon restaurants to make the list. This marked a jump from the restaurant’s 2020 restaurant ranking, where it came in at No. 85.