Remai Modern to reopen August 13, 2020
For immediate release — July 13, 2020
SASKATOON, CANADA — After nearly five months closed to the public to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, Remai Modern is thrilled to announce its reopening date. Members will be welcomed back to the museum beginning August 6, with new health and safety measures in place to protect both guests and staff. Public hours resume on August 13.
“A museum isn’t a museum without its visitors. We’ve been encouraged by the support of our members during this challenging period. Giving them early access to the museum for the first four days of our reopening is a small way of saying thank you. We are delighted to welcome the public back the following week,” said Lynn McMaster, Remai Modern’s Interim Executive Director & CEO. “The wellbeing of our guests and staff is our first priority so we will share a number of measures in the coming weeks that we are taking to ensure everyone has a healthy, safe and inspiring experience when they come back to Remai Modern.”
Some of the new guidelines visitors should be aware of include:
Tickets: Visitors are encouraged to purchase their admission tickets in advance to limit contact during their visit. Members enjoy unlimited admission and do not need to pre-register their visit.
Hours: The museum’s operating hours will be adjusted to Thursday to Sunday from 10 AM-5 PM. Updates to this schedule will be posted on Remai Modern’s website as soon as they are available.
Increased sanitation: Frequency of cleaning has been increased throughout the building, particularly in high traffic areas. Additionally, hand sanitization stations have been added throughout the building.
Signage: New signs throughout the building will indicate maximum number of people in designated spaces, traffic flow and other important changes.
Masks: Visitors are encouraged to wear a face covering while at Remai Modern.
If you are feeling unwell, please stay home.
Visit remaimodern.org/visit for a full list of measures the museum is taking to keep visitors and staff healthy and for the latest updates.
About Remai Modern
Remai Modern is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Traditional Homeland of the Métis. We pay our respects to First Nations and Métis ancestors and reaffirm our relationship with one another.
Remai Modern is a new museum of modern and contemporary art in Saskatoon. The museum is committed to affirming the powerful role that art and artists play in questioning, interpreting and defining the modern era. Open since October 2017, Remai Modern is the largest contemporary art museum in western Canada and houses a collection of more than 8,000 works, including the world’s foremost collection of Picasso linocut prints.
Remai Modern would like to acknowledge the contributions of the Frank & Ellen Remai Foundation, the Canada Council for the Arts, SaskCulture through the Sask Lotteries Fund, Sask Arts and the City of Saskatoon.
For additional information contact:
Stephanie McKay, Communications Manager