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Mendel Art Gallery and Civic Conservatory

950 Spadina Crescent East, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7K 3L6, Canada
306-975-7610
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Ranked #11 of 35 Attractions in Saskatoon
Type: Art Galleries
Owner description: Overlooking the South Saskatchewan River, the Mendel Art Gallery is Saskatoon's premier destination for contemporary and historical art, with... more » Owner description: Overlooking the South Saskatchewan River, the Mendel Art Gallery is Saskatoon's premier destination for contemporary and historical art, with exhibitions changing quarterly. The Mendel's permanent collection includes over five thousand local, regional, and national works of art. In addition to exploring exhibitions and associated public programs, visitors can browse the Gallery Shop, spend time in the Civic Conservatory, or relax with friends over tasty treats in Museo Cafe. « less
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Regina
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63 reviews 63 reviews
16 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

The exhibitions are always lovely. This visit didn't disappoint. I just love the quite stroll through the gallery. I also love the information they provide so that you get the most out of the art. We enjoyed a walk through the garden. Lovely!!!

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Geneva, Switzerland
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

The gallary is fairly small in size, with a handful of walkthrough rooms and various exhibitions. While i was there, a selection from canadas foremost painters was on display, along with a few modern pieces. The only vaguely interesting piece for me was a video display lasting 5 minutes of a portrait scene with the actors half heartedly trying to... More

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Clinton Township, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This gallery was quite unique. They had an exhibit that you could climb up in that was created by an insane woman. The walls and steps symbolized her journey. Kinda' weird, but I liked it. They also had large monitors of people sitting very still. At first it looked like a photo, then all of a sudden someone moved a... More

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Saskatoon, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Winter, spring, summer, autumn-every season is a great time to visit this special green place. The regular plants and trees are wonderful. They range from a tropical banana tree to a Chinese pine to desert cacti to Norfolk pine to stag horn fern to orchids to coleus and on and on................... The seasonal plants are changed regularly and add texture,... More

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Regina, SK
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This is a small, free municipal gallery in a great location on the bank of the South Saskatchewan River. There's free parking onsite, or it's a nice riverside walk from downtown. The Mendel always seems to have interesting, well curated special exhibitions, such as the one at the moment on Emily Carr and her circle, though the gallery space is... More

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Yachats, Oregon
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Very, very small gallery. Exhibit called Road Trip was FABULOUS! Nice setting, on the river edge. Great gift shop, worth exploring.

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Toronto, Canada
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123 reviews 123 reviews
81 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

The Mendel is perfect for art lovers. It's compact and the David Thauberger exhibit was well put together. My friend and I enjoyed the room with art by local school age children. It's wonderful to see a gallery that is so connected with youth in the community. Don't miss the civic conservatory. The lush smell of plants and the array... More

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Alberta, Canada
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64 reviews 64 reviews
4 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

This gallery always has excellent exhibitions -- well curated and well displayed. Free admission! Lovely building with enclosed garden. Easy parking. Good little gift shop.

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Toronto, Canada
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79 reviews 79 reviews
20 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

This is a small gallery that delivers both intimacy and space in a well-designed series of rooms for showing art. Staff are welcoming and informative and the gift shop offers plenty of variety for take-home treasures at a range of prices. i liked the emphasis on local work and historic prairie work. i also like the emphasis on hands on... More

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Manchester, UK
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50 reviews 50 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

The Mendel Art gallery is a free to the public venue that sites looking over the Saskatchewan river. The gallery itself is almost totally dedicated to modern artists, but the quality is high and the setting is perfect. The building itself a modernist design icon. Inside the building you'll find a glass house of exotic flowers, a well stocked and... More

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