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Address: 950 Spadina Crescent East, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7K 3L6, Canada
Phone Number: 306-975-7610
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Description: Overlooking the South Saskatchewan River, the Mendel Art Gallery is...
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.
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Culture that won't break the bank

My friend and I went for a walk along the Meewasin Trail and ended up here. We had a good time checking out the gift shop which has an awesome mix of local art stuff, handmade... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 8, 2014
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Saskatoon, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I've being going to the Mendel Art Gallery since I was a teenager and think it's one of the best kept secrets in Saskatoon. It is small, intimate an unpretentious, with an excellent permanent collection and shows that I always find interesting. The conservatory is a welcome break from winter but a lovely place to visit in all seasons. The... More 

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Kamloops, Canada
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17 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Small unfinished gallery. Overpriced gift shop. Not that impressed. One thing is the green space inside but it had lovers in there so we felt uncomfortable with it. Sorry, but we would not visit again. Too bad because we had read good thongs about it...

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Saskatoon, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Very nice and quit afternoon The gallery has some off the wall exhibitions that I like. A big supporter of local (sask) artists

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Saskatoon, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

The Mendel as it's called in Saskatoon was one of the few buildings constructed right on the river bank and has been a jewel for over fifty years. There are no entrance fees but donations are accepted. There's plenty of free parking and a lovely cafe has been added with some of the best views in Saskatoon. The Mendel is... More 

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5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

My friend and I went for a walk along the Meewasin Trail and ended up here. We had a good time checking out the gift shop which has an awesome mix of local art stuff, handmade pottery, cards of all types, great arty stuff for kids, jewelry, puzzles, scarves, etc. There are also a variety of price points for said... More 

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

I love visiting the gallery no matter the exhibit. You can take your time and the art is very well presented. Small venue but well worth the trip.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I am always drawn to museums, particularly art museums, when visiting an unfamiliar place. It's a nice weekend respite from a hotel room, rental car and remote office. I was impressed by the late operating hours and free admission to the Mendel. The conservatory features a variety of exotic flora, viewable from a square walking path. However, the permanent artwork... More 

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Ontario
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13 reviews 13 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Was great and the kids loved it! Was nothing to dislike! Maybe better parking found it difficult to park without being worried about getting a ticket!

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Saskatoon, Canada
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18 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 via mobile

We have been here several times over the years. We have enjoy the atrium very much the flowers and all the plants are relaxing and peaceful. We will miss this when it closes and becomes the children's museum as I understand. I sure hope the atrium will stay open to the public when it closes.

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Woodstock, Ont
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5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

I walked to the gallery one evening along the trail by the river. I enjoyed browsing in the gift shop and purchased some local products for my family. The staff were very friendly and accommodating, inviting me to the open house of local art that evening. I was pressed for time so I walked through the gallery and was impressed... More 

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