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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 #1 of 4 shopping 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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Toronto, Canada
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55 reviews 55 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Denver, Colorado, USA
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60 reviews 60 reviews
7 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

I loved the works by Eli Bornstein. Had a time finding this on Trip Advisor because it"s in the wrong category.

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Calgary, Canada
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71 reviews 71 reviews
19 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Should you drop by Saskatoon, make it a point to spend some time at the Mendel Art Gallery and Civic Conservatory. No admission fee but they take donations. It will certainly help and keep this beautiful place maintained for many, many years. It is worth your money. It is peaceful, beautiful, clean and relaxing. After checking out the place, you... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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82 reviews 82 reviews
23 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013 via mobile

Nice gallery for the size of city. Cafe is nice, although food choices wane in the afternoon. Sunday there can be a lot of kids there in the afternoon. Nice 15 min walk from Sheraton and Delta. Free. Friendly staff. Gift shop is a little congested but there are some nice items and it does not feel like a tourist... More

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Saskatoon, Canada
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49 reviews 49 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

Saskatoon winters are long! Especially this one (2013). The Art gallery is a great place to go, specifically the conservatory. Escape to the lush green "forest" and sit on a bench, breath deeply and take in the beauty of the plants and flowers. A great place to meditate. The gallery exhibits will always offer something interesting to see. Wireless internet... More

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Saskatchewan
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70 reviews 70 reviews
28 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

If you are not familiar with art galleries in general. This is the place to go, to get to know if you might like it. Friendly and relaxed atmosphere with outstanding quality. Easy parking and lots to see for big and small, young and old. Kids are welcome and it is small enough that anybody that might have difficulty with... More

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Saskatoon, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013 via mobile

Had a lovely time walking around looking at the art work.Then sitting in the conservatory looking at and smelling the flowers.Such a relaxing afternoon and best of all it was free admission

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Yellowknife, Canada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

I was hesitant going to the art gallery with three kids under 12 in tow, but we felt welcomed there. The displays were incredible and the kids really were interested (as were we). Likely to make this an annual visit, as the displays change and we are anxious to see what will be happening there next.

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Saskatoon, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

This free (entry by donation, if desired) art gallery is one of the best I have seen. Beautiful location overlooking the river with lots of parking. Relaxing conservatory, excellent programs, lovely gift shop and tasty coffee shop.

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