Galleries & Museums
AKA Artist‑Run Centre
424 20th St. W. 306-652-0044 akaartistrun.com
NIC WILSON: A FLOATING RUIN This billboard project, which is accompanied by a series of postcards and text, uses the tropes of still life painting and high-gloss advertising to explore the legacy of capitalism tied to trade, imperialism and colonization. (Until late August)
URBAN ART BIZ 4: BUSINESS OF BEING AN ARTIST Guest presenter for this online workshop is Governor-General Award recipient Lori Blondeau. (July 21, 11 a.m. – noon.)
228 3rd Ave. S. 306-664-3385 artplacement.com
SUMMER SHOW Group exhibition by gallery artists with a focus on colour. (Until Aug. 26.)
NORM DALLIN: HOME AND AWAY This exhibition of paintings by the veteran Saskatoon artist focuses on domestic interiors. (Opens July 24, runs until Aug. 26.)
Diefenbaker Canada Centre
PERMANENT EXHIBIT This centre is dedicated to the life and political legacy of John George Diefenbaker who served as a Saskatchewan MP from 1940 – 1979 and Canadian prime minister from 1957 – 1963.
PRIDE ON THE PRAIRIES: QUEER HISTORY IN SASKATCHEWAN (1969-2020) This online exhibition is presented in partnership with the USSU Pride Centre, and is curated by Megan Gorsalitz.
Agriculture Building 306-664-3385 art.usask.ca
JUDE GRIEBEL: ILLUMINATED COLLAPSE This exhibition consists of eight sculptural installations that shine a light on the damage we’re doing to the environment and general health and well-being with our manic consumer capitalist culture. (Until Aug. 21.)
Museum of Antiquities
MacKinnon Building 306-966-7818 artsandscience.usask.ca/antiquities
PERMANENT EXHIBITS Features replicas of ancient Greek, Roman, Egyptian and Near Eastern sculpture, along with original pottery, glass and coinage. The museum is currently closed, but does have online resources for people to access.
ANCIENT & MEDIEVAL ADVENTURE CAMPS In place of the usual summer camps the museum is offering adventure packs geared to children 7 – 11 that can be used at home during the summer months. Each pack contains two optional online sessions with museum staff. Get details on the website.
Museum of Natural Sciences
112 Science Place 306-966-4399
PERMANENT EXHIBIT A joint effort of the Departments of Biology and Geological Sciences, this museum examines the evolution of life on Earth throughout geological time. The museum is currently closed, but does have some online resources for people to access.
950 Spadina Cres. E. 306-249-3574 wonderhub.ca
PERMANENT EXHIBITS The Wonderhub features multiple interactive displays that provide children with opportunities for learning and fun in a safe and healthy manner. It also hosts classes, workshops and camps for children (and occasionally adults), along with special visiting times for low-sensory and immunocompromised children and drop-in nature walks. Register online.
SUMMER CAMPS Registration is now open for several day and week-long summer camps for children 5 – 9 that will be held in July and August. Get details on the website.
WONDER IN THE PARK: COLOURS OF SUMMER This outdoor event will be held in Kinsmen Park on July 20 and July 27 from 1 – 4 p.m.
424 20th St. W. 306-652-5502 pavedarts.ca
CYPHER CONNECT This free online event is co-presented with Chokecherry Studio, is geared to age 13 – 25 who are interested in rap, freestyle and spoken word. The host is ZHE the Free (a.k.a. Zoe Slusar), and the event is held every Monday from 7 – 9 p.m. in July and August.
THIRZA CUTHAND: THE RHYTHM OF THIS DESIRE This online exhibition offers a selection of film and video works where the artist draws on her life experience to explore the intersection of Indigeneity, queer and Two-Spirit identity, sexuality, and madness. Curated by Sarah-Tai Black. (Opens July 15, with a livestreamed performance by Cuthand on July 23 at 5 p.m. Runs until Aug. 20.)
Remai Modern Art Gallery
102 Spadina Cres. E. 306-975-7610 remaimodern.org
JOSÉ LUIS TORRES: VA-ET-VIENT (COMING AND GOING) This is the gallery’s first commissioned outdoor installation. It will be displayed on the gallery grounds, and consists of several modular platforms that seem to fold up and unfold like origami. (Until Oct. 11.)
AN APOLOGY, A PILL, A RITUAL, A RESISTANCE This exhibition explores the subject of healing and the pain that must often be endured to get well. Historical examples that are addressed include Indigenous responses to smallpox, the 1918 influenza pandemic and the HIV/AIDS crisis. Curated by Tarah Hogue, Aileen Burns and Johan Lundh, with Ruth Cuthand, Wally Dion, Guo Fengyi, Sharona Franklin, General Idea, Jeffrey Gibson, Carsten Höller, Clara Hume, Brian Jungen, Kapwani Kiwanga, Kite, Carolyn Lazard, Candice Lin, Les Levine, Paul Maheke, Dylan Miner, Jane Ash Poitras, Skeena Reece, Allen Sapp, P. Staff, Adrian Stimson, Alberta Whittle and Linda Young. (Until Aug. 22)
THELMA PEPPER: ORDINARY WOMEN This retrospective looks at the life and work of the recently deceased Saskatchewan artist with a special focus on her prairie portraits and landscapes. Co-curated by Sandra Fraser and Leah Taylor. (Until Aug. 15, with a drop-in tour led by Amy Jo Ehman on July 17 at 1 p.m., and an online celebration of Pepper’s life and career on July 28 at 7 p.m. with guests Gordon and Ron Pepper, Patricia Roe and Joan Borsa.)
SARA CWYNAR: SOURCE This exhibition by the Vancouver-born, Brooklyn-based artist features two new installations that incorporate collected images and objects grounded in late-stage capitalism along with a remount of the 2018 immersive installation Red Film. (Until Aug. 22.)
A FORMATIVE ENCOUNTER: AFRICAN AND OCEANIC ARTISTS AND PICASSO This exhibitions pairs prints by Picasso with enthno-cultural objects Papua New Guinea and West Africa to examine the impact of non-European influences on the Spanish artist. (Until Sept. 12.)
SUMMER CONCERT SERIES Guest DJ for this event is The Gaff. (July 9, 5 – 8 p.m.)
SUZANNE KITE & COREY STOVER This online event features a conversation between two Indigenous artists in relation to the exhibition An Apology, A Pill, A Ritual, A Resistance. (July 9, 7 p.m.)
GAS FOOD LODGING Screening of Allison Anders’s 1992 coming-of-age story about a truck stop waitress and her two daughters. (July 9, 7 p.m.)
SUMMER CONCERT SERIES Guest artists are the Rory Lynch Quartet. (July 16, 5 – 8 p.m.)
PARIS, TEXAS Screening of Wim Wenders’s 1984 drama inspired by a Sam Shepard play about drifter looking to reconnect with his young son. (July 16, 6 p.m.)
SUMMER CONCERT SERIES Guest performer is Saskatoon artist éemi. (July 23, 5 – 8 p.m.)
NOMADLAND Screening of Chloé Zhao’s Oscar-winning 2020 drama which stars Frances McDormand. (July 23, 7 p.m.)
SUMMER CONCERT SERIES Guest performers are DJ Charly Hustle and the pop duo Ariel and Sean. (July 30, 5 – 8 p.m.)
Saskatchewan Craft Council Gallery
813 Broadway Ave. 306-653-3616 saskcraftcouncil.org
DIMENSIONS 2021 This annual biannual salute to craft excellence in Saskatchewan will take place online this year. The jurors are David Freeman (a Saskatchewan-based musical instrument maker) and Jane Kidd (a B.C.-based tapestry artist). (Until Aug. 28.)
SCYAP Art Centre Gallery
402 33rd Ave. W. 306-652-7760 scyapinc.org
DROP-IN ART This drop-in event runs every Tuesday and Thursday from 3 – 6 p.m. Covid protocols in place.
Ukrainian Museum of Canada
910 Spadina Cres. 306-244-3800 umc.sk.ca
PERMANENT COLLECTION This museum offers displays of artifacts and archival documents related to the settlement history of Ukrainian-Canadians in Canada. The museum is currently closed but some exhibits can be viewed online.
Wanuskewin Heritage Park
R.R. #4, Penner Rd. 306-931-6767 wanuskewin.com
MARY ANNE BARKHOUSE: OPIMIHAW This exhibition arose out of a 2019 artist residency where the Kwakiutl sculptor drew inspiration from Opimihaw Valley, and will showcase themes of reconciliation, restoration, healing in human and natural ecosystems. (Until Oct. 29.)
AZBY WHITECALF: ARTIST IN RESIDENCE This residency by the Indigenous two-spirited artist will run into late August.
PERMANENT EXHIBIT This National Historic Site is dedicated to traditional and contemporary Indigenous life and culture in Saskatchewan. On select days, there are special outdoor and indoor events including Guided Bison Tour, Archaeology Walk, Step Back in Time Walk and traditional dance performances.
Western Development Museum
2610 Lorne Ave. 306-931-1910 wdm.ca
PERMANENT EXHIBITS One of four provincial museums commemorating settler history and culture in Saskatchewan, this museum includes displays related to transportation, agriculture, early boomtown settlement and more.
HISTORY OF GENDER ROLES IN ROCK N ROLL This workshop is co-hosted by Girls Rock Saskatoon and is geared to girls 8 – 12. (July 17, 1- 3 p.m.)
COMMUNICATION IS KEY This workshop on early 20th century forms of communication is geared to children 8 – 12. (July 21, 1 – 4 p.m.)
GARDENING IN SASKATCHEWAN This workshop is geared to families. (July 28, 1 – 4 p.m.)