His drive to succeed didn’t help; nor did the pressure he was said to be under.

A court ruling related to the case has questioned the neutrality of the investigation. He was too much of a visionary.”. “He has a quirky personal style, but he promoted lots of women,” says lawyer Paul Bain, who sat on the board of the Power Plant when Burke was director. He gave three months notice. A group calling itself Save the Mendel, which included Fred Mendel’s grandchildren, launched a petition.

In a series of tweets in March, 2019, outgoing board chair Scott Verity indicated that, separate from the SHRC case, there were three formal complaints, which were investigated by independent third parties and not substantiated. “It wasn’t an exclusive club; it was an inclusive club.”. Your support means everyone in our community has access to transformative art experiences and inspiring art programs. “It is beyond my expectations.”. The City of Saskatoon owns and operates the Remai. “The opening weekend is a once-in-a-lifetime celebration, and we extend a warm invitation to everyone in Saskatoon to attend,” said Remai Modern executive director and CEO Gregory Burke in a statement. The gallery’s opening is set for Oct. 21-22, more than two years after the Mendel Art Gallery building on Spadina Crescent closed to the public in June 2015. Serving lunch, dinner, light bites, and weekend brunch, Shift offers a vibrant, contemporary dining experience within a sleek, modern space. In December, 2018, Burke was offered a job as director of the Auckland Art Gallery in New Zealand. The mayor called the board together to discuss the workplace issues, and told them that gallery employees were coming to him personally and complaining about the workplace – and Burke specifically. This article was published more than 6 months ago. “Gregory has long supported Indigenous, female and LGBTQ artists and has worked diligently to ensure an equal voice for these communities. Saskatoon. Welcome to The Globe and Mail’s comment community. The well-being of our guests and staff is our first priority. The well-being of our guests and staff is our first priority. The museum’s lead patron and namesake is Ellen Remai, a wealthy Saskatoon developer and philanthropist who has pledged more than $100-million to the gallery since 2011. Remai Modern offers a unique perspective on art and culture in the 21st century, with an eye on the future. Remai Modern chief executive and executive director, Geoffrey Burke, speaks to the media during a gallery tour in 2017. If you feel unwell, please stay home.

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Members also receive exclusive invitations to members’ events, discounts at the Art & Design Store and Shift restaurant, and early access to special event tickets.

Access to the museum’s ground floor is always free, including the Connect Gallery and the light-filled atrium which hosts art installations, readings, and performances. Some of the new guidelines visitors should be aware of include:

This, on the banks of the South Saskatchewan River is what its founders aspired to be “Canada’s modern art museum” – and also “the living room of our city,” the Mayor, Charlie Clark, once stated.

On a recent Friday night at Remai Modern, young couples were among those strolling through the galleries, recognizing with delight artists’ names on the wall plaques, and posting photos to Instagram.

The following year, Mendel donated what came to be known as the founding gift: 13 paintings by the likes of the Group of Seven, Emily Carr and Cornelius Krieghoff. Some find this governance model flawed, among them, former board member Veronica Gamracy.

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McConnell referred The Globe’s interview request to the Remai’s administration, while interview requests for Neufeld did not receive a response. REMAI MODERN IS OPEN FROM 10 AM-5 PM ON WEDNESDAYS AND THURSDAYS, 10 AM-9 PM ON FRIDAYS AND FROM 10 AM-5 PM ON SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS.