Cameco, one of Saskatoon's leading corporate citizens, believes in investing in its community and in creating opportunities for young people. The company has donated $1 million to support the Learning Studio and Children's Play area in Remai Modern.
The Cameco Learning Studio will bring together people of all ages and from all neighbourhoods, to explore and create. Laura Kinzel, the Museum's Public Programs Coordinator, says she can already picture the space being used by a group of toddlers and their parents, building sculptures out of found objects; by delegates from a medical convention who want to improve their observation skills by drawing portraits; and by teenagers learning how to use digital media.
"We are very excited about the generosity of Cameco, and the possibilities for the new Learning Studio," Kinzel says.
The Cameco Children's Play Area on the second floor of the muesum will have art-related games and toys. It will be a place where families with young children can take a break or burn off some energy.
"The museum will indeed become a gathering place," says Tim Gitzel, Cameco's President and CEO. "Remai Modern will change the landscape of our art community," Gitzel says. "Located at the heart of our city, and three times the size of the old gallery, it will be a place where art is made as well as seen."
Remai Modern is temporarily closed in an effort to help mitigate risks to the public related to the spread of COVID-19.
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