Kim Adams - Love Birds

Mendel Receives Major Gift from BMO

Mendel Art Gallery Announces Major Gift to its Collection From BMO Financial Group

SASKATOON, APRIL 8, 2013 – The Mendel Art Gallery is delighted to announce a major addition to its collection. BMO Financial Group will be gifting a sculpture from one of Canada’s leading contemporary artists, Kim Adams, entitled Love Birds.

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David Garneau, Fort Edmonton (1880s), 2006, acrylic on canvas. Collection of the Mendel Art Gallery.  Purchased with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts Acquisition Assistance program 2010, and with funds raised by the Gallery Group.

Where It’s At

June 22 to September 16, 2012

Where It’s At is one of the larger exhibitions drawn from the Mendel Art Gallery’s permanent collection. These works reflect the energy and success of Saskatchewan: it is indeed the place to be. The Gallery is also thriving and growing, continuing to present innovative, relevant exhibitions and public programs, and building an outstanding permanent collection that reflects and inspires this community. These artworks have been selected from hundreds acquired in the last several years through purchase or donation. They include sculpture, mixed media, painting, photography and works on paper.

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Bill Burns, Untitled (open book with caribou) (detail), 1999. Colour photograph on paper

Forced Perspective

March 30 to June 10, 2012

Drawn from the Mendel Art Gallery’s permanent collection, Forced Perspective presents an evocative selection of contemporary and historical artworks to explore themes of culture and place.

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Franz Johnston, Aftermath (detail), 1930. Gouache on paperboard. Collection of the Mendel Art Gallery. Gift of the Mendel family 1965.

The Mendel Gift

June 24 – September 11, 2011

Saskatoon would lack much of its verve without the contributions of one of its citizens: Frederick Salomon Mendel. In 1940, he came to this city with his wife, Clare, and their two daughters, Johanna and Eva. He was a prosperous, 52-year-old businessman fleeing from Nazi Germany, and within months of his arrival, he opened the enterprise that would become Intercontinental Packers Limited. Twenty years later, while managing the fourth largest meat processing plant in Canada and Saskatoon’s biggest industry, Fred Mendel approached Mayor Sidney Buckwold, to initiate the creation of a public art gallery. With Mr. Mendel’s philanthropy and funding from the province and city, the Mendel Art Gallery and Civic Conservatory opened to an enthusiastic public on October 16, 1964. 

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Works On Paper

Works on Paper

April 16 to June 13, 2010

Museums are in the business of collecting, sorting, and classifying objects for preservation and display. Exhibitions are often organized according to technique, medium, or art historical period. Works on Paper is a term used by museums to classify a range of artifacts produced on paper and typically include drawing, painting and printmaking. Taking playful liberty with the designation, this exhibition presents work from the Permanent Collection that reconsiders the medium and its conceptual potential. It showcases the cheeky and inquisitive spirit of artists working in the past half century and is a light-hearted meditation on museum conventions. Curated by Troy Gronsdahl and Troy Mamer.

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Exhibition Tour

Free exhibition tour every Sunday at 1 p.m.
Meet in the lobby. No registration required.

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Location & Hours

950 Spadina Crescent East
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Regular Hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Free admission