High School Tours
Tours and Workshops are conducted by professional art educators for a teen audience.
Workshops can be tailored to meet your needs.
Encourage students to voice opinions and ask questions.
Increase comfort levels in a gallery.
Include hands-on activities if desired.
Include both independent and group learning opportunities.
Are not just for art students.
Topics relate to multiple subject areas including language arts, media studies and social studies.
Classroom activities for the Mendel Art Gallery School Program Poster
The Mendel Potash-Corp School Hands-on Tours 2012-13 poster features a reproduction of a great miniature painting to use in the classroom!
Summer Exhibitions: On view June 14 to September 15, 2013
An Art at the Mercy of Light: Recent Work by Eli Bornstein
Eli Bornstein is recognized internationally for his pioneering work with abstract reliefs. An Art at the Mercy of Light is a contemplation of structure, colour, space, and light. Bornstein has been an influential Saskatchewan artist for more than 50 years. The exhibition celebrates his achievements, including his role as editor and publisher of Canada’s longest-running art journal, The Structurist (1960-2010).
The Automatiste Revolution: Montreal 1941-1960
The Automatiste Revolution: Montreal 1941-1960 is the first comprehensive exhibition about Canada’s foremost avant-garde movement to be shown in Saskatchewan. Under the leadership of Québécois painter Paul-Émile Borduas, the Automatistes advocated for spontaneous creativity and individual liberty. The artists’ collective included painters, dancers, playwrights and poets, whose anti-establishment manifesto, Refus global, would become a seminal artistic and social document in modern Quebec.
Shaping Saskatchewan: the art scene 1936-1964
Shaping Saskatchewan: the art scene 1936-1964, from the permanent collection of the Mendel Art Gallery, examines a remarkable period in the province’s artistic development. The artworks demonstrate a synthesis of international concerns within a regional sensibility. This era reflects an almost utopian sense of optimism and artistic productivity. Shaping Saskatchewan provides a regional context for the concurrent exhibition, The Automatiste Revolution: Montreal 1941-1960.
Rodney LaTourelle: Leaves
Commissioned by the Mendel Art Gallery and located in the gallery lobby, Leaves is an installation of multicoloured geometric structures by Rodney LaTourelle, a Berlin-based Canadian artist. The sculptural work provides an immersive experience; it also functions as a place for guests to sit and read.
Kim Adams: Love Birds
Displayed at the Western Development Museum, Saskatoon, presented by the Mendel and the WDM.
Kim Adams is one of Canada’s leading contemporary sculptors. The Love Birds sculpture was generously donated to the Mendel Gallery in April by BMO Financial group. Adams is known for creating art from farm machinery, automobile parts, household objects, toys, and model trains—objects and materials like those in the collection of the Western Development Museum. The museum is an inspired setting for Love Birds, and the Mendel is grateful to the WDM for collaborating on this exhibition.
Artists by Artists Mentorship Program
Iris Hauser and Cate Francis: Altered States
In her mixed-media screenprints, Cate Francis proposes a future where technological change has radically altered humans and the environment; a world where the body is regarded as a prosthesis. Mentor Iris Hauser is a widely exhibited artist who teaches painting classes at the University of Saskatchewan.