Response to Remai Modern exceeds expectations in first six months
Saskatoon, Canada – On April 21, Remai Modern marks six months open to the public. In this short time, the new art museum has received an extraordinary response, far exceeding many goals set by the board and staff.
When we opened on October 21, 2017, we were confident the public would come in big numbers to experience the exhibitions, events and programming at Remai Modern,” said Gregory Burke, Executive Director & CEO of Remai Modern. “Prior to opening we proposed some ambitious numbers for annual visits and memberships. In the first six months alone, the response has blown many of our annual targets out of the water. We couldn’t be more pleased by this outpouring of enthusiasm for the museum.”
Key figures from Remai Modern’s first six months:
- More than 189,000 visits overall – almost equal to our goal of 190,000 visits for the first full year
- 7,890 members
- 4,158 member households
- 43,971 paid admissions
- 30,316 participants in learning & engagement programs
- 21,609 patrons at Shift Restaurant
- 13,256 items sold in the Art & Design Store
- 6,500+ attendees at Remai Modern live events
About Remai Modern
Remai Modern is a new museum of modern and contemporary art in Saskatoon. It aims to be a vibrant, imaginative and prescient museum committed to affirming the powerful role that art and artists play in questioning, interpreting and defining the modern era. Remai Modern is home to the world’s foremost collection of Picasso linocut prints and aspires to be a leading centre for contemporary Indigenous art programming.
For additional information contact:
Stephanie McKay, Communications Manager
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.“