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Welcome to the Fall/Winter 2023 Educator Resource Page. We trust you’ll find valuable insights to streamline your academic planning. Should you have queries or feedback, please don’t hesitate to reach out at info@remaimodern.org.

Current Exhibitions

Click on an exhibition to read a brief description and to learn how the exhibition connects with curriculum goals.

Meryl McMaster: bloodline – On view until December 31, 2023
A photo work by artist Meryl McMaster shows a figure kneeling in the snow and writing in syllabics using dirt.
Meryl McMaster, Echoes Across The Field, 2022, Pigment print on archival paper mounted to aluminum composite panel, 101.6 x 152.4 cm. Collection of Remai Modern. Purchased with the support of the Frank and Ellen Remai Foundation, 2023.

Remai Modern and McMichael Canadian Art Collection are proud to present a survey exhibition of Meryl McMaster, whose groundbreaking large-scale photographic works reflect her mixed Plains Cree/Métis, Dutch and British ancestry. This exhibition includes current explorations of family histories, in particular those of her Plains Cree female forebears from the Red Pheasant Cree Nation in present-day Saskatchewan. 

Curriculum goals: Saskatchewan First Nations and Metis art and artists, identity, place, natural and constructed environments, multi-media, relationship to the land, patterns 

Laure Prouvost: Oma-je – On view until January 28, 2024
A grouping of tall, narrow black platforms hold various objects, including fruits and vegetables, a model heart and dentures. They are displayed in a black room and are illuminated by lights off camera.
Installation view, Laure Prouvost, End Her is Story, 2023, Remai Modern. Photo: Carey Shaw

Oma-je will be acclaimed French artist Laure Prouvost’s largest exhibition to date in North America. It celebrates her relationship to artistic predecessors including John Latham, Louise Bourgeois, Agnes Varda, and Niki de Saint Phalle, amongst others. The exhibition also contains themes of learning and inspiration, shifting from Grandfather to Grandmother and forefather to foremother. Prouvost is known for her playful use of language, as well as immersive, surprising installations that transport visitors into unfamiliar worlds created largely from everyday objects. 

Curriculum goals: Forms (sculpture & mobiles), natural and constructed environments, art reflecting environment, muti-media art, inspiration from pop culture, art reflecting diverse worldviews, interdisciplinary art, found objects, use of technology in art 

Picasso’s Ceramic Studio – On view until January 28, 2024
A photo of a ceramic plate by Pablo Picasso. The plate features the side profile of two faces flanking the front of a third face. The date 1956 is inscribed on the bottom of the plate in blue.
Pablo Picasso, Vallauris, 1956, ceramic, 42.2 × 42 × 4 cm. Collection of Remai Modern. Gift of Frederick Mulder Foundation, 2014. © Picasso Estate (Copyright Visual Arts-CARCC, 2023)

The Picasso collection at Remai Modern is exceptional in the insight it provides into the artist’s working methods. Accompanying photographs of the working studio allow us to journey through time to witness Picasso’s processes of experimentation, and the ceramics exemplify his confidence in exploring new materials. 

Curriculum goals: Art and pop culture, reflection of place, artist from another time and place, reflection of culture in art and how an artist’s place is reflected in their work. 

Kipwani Kawanga: Remediation – On view until February 26, 2024
A large-scale art installation by Kipwani Kiwanga is made up of steel, plants, water, soil, pea gravel, LED grow lights and an air pump.
Kapwani Kiwanga, Keyhole , 2023, steel structure, plants, water, soil, pea gravel, LED grow lights, air pump. Installation View, Remediation , at MOCA Toronto. Courtesy the artist; Galerie Poggi, Paris; Galerie Tanja Wagner, Berlin; and Goodman Gallery, Cape Town, Johannesburg, and London. © ADAGP, Paris / SOCAN, Montreal (2022). Photo: Laura Findlay.

Remai Modern is excited to present the first major survey exhibition in Canada of Canadian-French artist Kapwani Kiwanga. Kiwanga creates installation, sculpture, and performance as well as video and sound pieces to explore the relationships between historical narratives, systems of power, and the use of material within these contexts. 

Curriculum goals: Patterns, multi-media, natural, constructed, imagined environments, relationship to the land, ideas about place, art reflecting social issues and commentary, art and technology, challenge values, beliefs and ideas, art raising awareness about  issues of concern 

Remai Modern’s Collection is Online!

Remai Modern Amelia Atkins: The Diamond Eye Assembly
Remai Modern Amelia Atkins: The Diamond Eye Assembly

Remai Modern’s permanent collection is online and readily accessible as a resource for your classroom! Works – eMuseum (remaimodern.org)   

Explore the collection before or after you visit to learn about the local and international artists that are part of current and past exhibitions, and as a support to your arts curriculum. 

See the Mendel Gift here: Works – Collections – eMuseum (remaimodern.org) 

See the Picasso collection here: Works – Collections – eMuseum (remaimodern.org) 

Tips and Guidelines for Self-Directed Visits at Remai Modern

A group of students watch a media artwork in an art gallery
Installation view, Rebecca Belmore, Facing the Monumental, 2018. Photo: Carey Shaw

Self-directed group visits may take place during hours of operation. Regular admission rates apply. For hours and admission information, see Visit Us – Remai Modern  

See our website for current and upcoming exhibitions and to view the work before your visit: Exhibitions – Remai Modern

Prior to your visit, please review the following guidelines with your group (including the adults). 

  • Backpacks, food, and drink are not permitted in galleries. If a backpack is necessary, it can be carried on the side or front. 
  • There are free lockers in the atrium opposite the front desk, accessed under the stairwell. 
  • Pencils are permitted in galleries, pens are not. 
  • Self-directed groups do not have access to the studio. 
  • Maintain a safe distance from the art (minimum 1 metre). Touching art is not permitted. 
  • Because there will be other visitors, including other groups in the museum, it’s important that all members of your group be considerate and respectful by maintaining low volume and refraining from running or ‘recess’ behaviours. 
  • Please move through the museum as a whole group or in smaller groups, each with a chaperone. Students must be monitored by adults. 
  • We recommend that when groups go up and down the stairs, they stay to the right and go single file so that others can pass safely and easily. 
  • When waiting for the elevator, step back from the doors and allow those on the elevator to exit before you enter.  
  • Unless you see signage indicating otherwise, photography is permitted provided there is no flash.

Tips for self-directed visits: 

  • Having students sit on the floor to look at and discuss a piece of art can be helpful 
  • Snaking through the gallery slowly in a line is an easy way to view art in a gallery where there is a lot of art everywhere 
  • Students can try holding their hands clasped together in front of or behind them as a reminder to themselves not to touch 
  • Art that is safe for children to touch and play with may be located in the Cameco Play Area on the 3rd floor behind the stairs 
  • The gallery lounge on the 3rd floor is a great spot to get a view of the river and surrounding area 
  • On good weather days the door to the 2nd floor balcony may be open 
  • If an artwork seems difficult to understand, ask your group/participants what they think! This can be a great way to open up discussions about art 
  • There will be Program Guides available to provide information in several gallery spaces. While they are unable to provide a tour, they are happy to answer questions about the artwork. 

Exhibition Curriculum Connections

A young child works on an art project using black marker on a birch panel. Several other finished panels using a variety of colours and mediums can be seen on the table as well.
Photo: Carey Shaw
Grade 1 VA

CP1.7 Investigate a variety of formal and informal patterns in art works and the environment, and apply observations to own work. (McMaster, Kiwanga, Picasso) 

CH1.2 Identify traditional arts expressions of First Nations and Métis artists. (McMaster)

Grade 2 VA

CP2.8 Create art works using a variety of visual art concepts (e.g., secondary colours), forms (e.g., collage, drawing, painting, sculpture, mobile, traditional art), and media (e.g., paper, found objects, paint, crayons). (Prouvost, Cave) 

CR2.1 Examine arts expressions to determine how ideas for arts expressions may come from artists’ own communities. (McMaster) 

CH2.1 Identify key features of arts and cultural traditions in own community. (McMaster) 

CH2.2 Describe key features of traditional arts expressions of Saskatchewan First Nations and Métis artists. (McMaster) 

Grade 3 VA

CP3.7 Create visual art works that express ideas about the natural, constructed, and imagined environments. (Kiwanga, McMaster, Prouvost) 

CR3.2 Respond to arts expressions that use the environment (natural, constructed, imagined) as Inspiration. (McMaster, Kiwanga, Prouvost) 

CH3.1 Compare how arts expressions from various groups and communities may be a reflection of their unique environment (e.g., North and South Saskatchewan, urban and rural) (McMaster, Prouvost, Kiwanga) 

CH3.2 Demonstrate an awareness of traditional and evolving arts expressions of Saskatchewan First Nations and Métis artists in own communities or regions. (McMaster) 

CH3.2 Demonstrate an awareness of traditional and evolving arts expressions of Saskatchewan First Nations and Métis artists in own communities or regions. (McMaster) 

CH3.2 Demonstrate an awareness of traditional and evolving arts expressions of Saskatchewan First Nations and Métis artists in own communities or regions. (McMaster) 

Grade 4 VA

CP4.7 Create visual art works that express own ideas and draw on sources of inspiration from Saskatchewan. (McMaster) 

CP4.8 Create art works using a variety of visual art concepts (e.g., organic shapes), forms (e.g., kinetic sculpture, mural), and media (e.g., wood, wire, and found objects). (Prouvost, Cave, McMaster) 

CR4.2 Respond thoughtfully to a variety of contemporary Saskatchewan arts expressions. (McMaster) 

CH4.2 Analyze and respond to arts expressions of various Saskatchewan First Nations and Métis artists. (McMaster) 

Grade 5 VAC

P5.7 Create visual art works that express ideas about, and draw inspiration from, pop Culture. (Prouvost) 

CR5.2 Respond critically and creatively to a variety of pop culture expressions. (Prouvost) 

CH5.2 Compare traditional and evolving arts expressions of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit artists from different regions of Canada, and examine influences of pop culture on contemporary arts. (McMaster) 

CH5.3 Analyze and describe how arts and pop culture expressions convey information about the time and place in which they were created. (McMaster, Picasso, Prouvost) 

Grade 6 VA

CP6.10 Create visual art works that express ideas about identity and how it is influenced (e.g., factors such as pop culture, cultural heritage, peer groups, personal and family interests, gender (McMaster) 

CP6.11 Investigate and use various visual art forms, images, and art-making processes to express ideas about identity (McMaster) 

CR6.1 Create personal responses to a variety of arts expressions (e.g., respond to music using poetry, or respond to visual art using music). (Becoming the Faun) 

CR6.2 Investigate and identify ways that the arts can express ideas about identity (McMaster) 

CR6.3 Examine arts expressions and artists of various times and places. (Picasso, Prouvost, McMaster) 

CH6.1 Investigate how personal, cultural, or regional identity may be reflected in arts expressions. (McMaster) 

CH6.2 Identify ways that First Nations, Métis, and Inuit artists express cultural identity in contemporary work. (McMaster) 

CH6.3 Investigate arts expressions from a range of cultures and countries, and analyze how cultural  identity is reflected in the work. (Prouvost, Kiwanga, Picasso) 

Grade 7 VA

CP7.10 Create visual art works that express ideas about the importance of place (e.g., relationship to the land, local geology, region, urban/rural landscapes, and environment). (McMaster, Kiwanga) 

CP7.11 Investigate and use various visual art forms, images, and art-making processes to express ideas about place. (McMaster, Kiwanga) 

CR7.2 Investigate and identify ways that the arts can communicate a sense of Place. (McMaster, Kiwanga) 

CR7.3 Examine and describe how arts expressions of various times and places reflect diverse experience, values, and beliefs. (all exhibitions) 

CH7.1 Investigate how artists’ relationship to place may be reflected in their work. (McMaster, Picasso) 

CH7.2 Investigate how Indigenous artists from around the world reflect the importance of place (e.g., relationship to the land, geology, region, urban/rural environments). (McMaster) 

CH7.3 Investigate and identify a variety of factors that influence artists, their work, and careers. (all exhibitions) 

Grade 8 VA

CP8.11 Select and use appropriate forms, technologies, images, and art-making processes to express student perspectives on social issues (Kiwanga, McMaster) 

CR8.2 Investigate and identify ways that today’s arts expressions often reflect concern for social issues (Kiwanga, McMaster) 

CR8.3 Investigate and identify how arts expressions can reflect diverse worldviews (Prouvost, McMaster, Kiwanga) 

CH8.1 Research and share insights about arts expressions that incorporate social social commentary (McMaster, Kiwanga, Cave) 

CH8.2 Analyze the influence of social issues on the work of contemporary First Nations, Métis, and Inuit artists (McMaster) 

CH8.3 Demonstrate understanding of how contemporary artists use and incorporate new technology into their work (Prouvost, McMaster, Kiwanga) 

CH8.4 Examine and respond to the work of artists who incorporate more than one art form in their work (e.g., combining poetry and music) (Prouvost, McMaster) 

Grade 9 VA

CR9.3 Investigate and identify how arts expressions can challenge thinking about values, ideas and beliefs (McMaster, Prouvost, Kiwanga) 

CH9.1 Investigate and discuss the role of artists in raising awareness or taking action on topics of concern (Kiwanga, McMaster) 

CH9.2 Use the arts to raise awareness on topics of concern to Indigenous artists (McMaster)

CH9.3 Investigate diversity of artistic ideas, styles, and media in contemporary arts expressions (all exhibitions) 

CH9.4 Create interdisciplinary arts expressions individually or through collaboration with peers, and examine the work of artists who create interdisciplinary expressions (e.g., sound and poetry,  performance art, audio visual installations) (all exhibitions) 

Grade 10 VA

CR10.3 Respond critically to art works of professional artists, including Indigenous artists, to explore intent (all exhibitions) 

CP10.3 Experiment with various art practices (e.g., drawing, painting, crafting, printmaking, digital technologies, sculpture, installation) to develop new or unique ideas (all exhibitions) 

Grade 11 VA

CP20.1 Engage in artistic risktaking with ideas, media and image development strategies to achieve meaning (all exhibitions) 

CP20.4 Use inquiry to create a work of art inspired by the work of national and international artists (all exhibitions) 

CR20.1 Identify and analyse criteria for critiquing and valuing various forms of visual art (all exhibitions) 

CR20.2 Analyze factors (e.g., inspiration, technology, culture, environment, events, government policies) that influence art-making practices around the world, past and present (all exhibitions) 

CH20.1 Investigate art works from around the world that address the human rights of Indigenous and various cultures (McMaster) 

CH20.2 Investigate how artists from around the world incorporate and manipulate media, form and content in interdisciplinary work (all exhibitions) 

Grade 12 VA

CP30.4 Use inquiry to create art inspired by the work of Canadian artists whose work responds to socially relevant topics (e.g., sustainability, social justice, diversity and inclusion). (McMaster) 

CR30.2 Critically respond to work by Canadian artists whose subject matter is related to resistance and/or resilience (McMaster) 

Guided Tours

Book a 1 hour / $90 guided tour, or a 1.5 hour / $120 guided tour plus art-making activity, here: Request a tour booking

Lottery Funded Tours for Saskatoon Schools

When funding permits, Remai Modern is pleased to offer funded tours that are administered by lottery. During the 2023-24 school year there will three opportunities to submit requests for a funded tour. Information about lotteries is provided to teachers by their school division in early fall, January and March. Thank you to all those who applied in September for the 2023 fall lottery. All the teachers who were successful in that lottery round have been contacted. The next lottery will be in January for tours to take place in the first few months of 2024. 

Book a Remai Modern Online Workshop

Remai Modern’s online art workshops build on the success of the museum’s in-person programs for students. Workshops promote informal learning through viewing, discussing, and making art and create chances for students to better understand themselves, their peers, and their community.

Learn more about Remai Modern Online School Programs

Questions? email: workshops@remaimodern.org