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Mendel Art Gallery and Civic Conservatory

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Address: 950 Spadina Cres E, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7K 3H6, Canada
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+1 306-975-7610

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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What a great winter respite

Although the art gallery is moving to its new home, the city of Saskatoon is maintaining the old civic conservatory. Cacti, Birds of paradise, banana trees, flora of all types in... read more

Reviewed 1 March 2017
scott m
Saskatoon, Canada
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Saskatoon, Canada
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

Although the art gallery is moving to its new home, the city of Saskatoon is maintaining the old civic conservatory. Cacti, Birds of paradise, banana trees, flora of all types in the dead of winter make this a wonderful place to sit and just take in the aromas. Humid and pleasant all times of year, one of our favourite stops... More 

Thank scott m
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

The city of Saskatoon built a big stack of boxes calling it the new art gallery but what a waste of money. The previous location was wonderful,I will never set foot in the new reime center or whatever its called.This existing conservatory is a great place to wonder around and see what is there.Best part is the LOCATION.

Thank potashminer
Vancouver Canada
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Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

The art gallery is under renovation as mentioned. We drove out to this conservatory and it is literally probably about the size of an apartment - it takes perhaps a few minutes to walk the circular loop around the perimeter. A little disappointing, some pretty flowers by most of them are ornamentals in pots. You could see more plants walking... More 

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Reviewed 19 May 2016

How can you go wrong with a free art gallery? There's also an atrium that has some lovely tropical plants, hot & humid year round! The cafe on-site is really nice, good deserts and fine coffee, as well as simple lunches (sandwiches etc). The art changes frequently so it's a great place for locals to visit a few times per... More 

Thank Mercedes S
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Reviewed 29 April 2016

The Art Gallery is now closed. The Conservatory and Restaurant remain open. I still love the Conservatory and the fish pond, for a quick visit, especially mid-winter. The restaurant is better than adequate for a quick lunch and coffee. The architecture is very cool, 'Mid-Mod' 1950s, but most of the facility is closed to the public, A Children's Museum is... More 

Thank Murray G
Yorkton, Canada
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Reviewed 4 February 2016

This has always been the No. 1 lace for my grandkids and I to visit whenever we are together in the city! The flower gallery is stunning - and a place os calm serene peace! The kids always check out what's happening in the kid's area before we stroll thru the gallery and enjoy the many varied works of art.... More 

Thank Globetrottersdg
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Reviewed 22 January 2016

A small art gallery; great for school field trips; love the drop-in art program; educational; great resource and release for artists.

Thank Paula H
Saskatoon, Canada
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Reviewed 8 January 2016

Mendel art gallery no more a same the art collection was inpressive but it is cheaper to built a new art gallery at a hundred and 115 million than to spend 5 million$ to fix up the Mendel but if you don't mind waiting for a couple of years but the concervatory is still open to the public and is... More 

Thank Robert K
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Reviewed 16 October 2015

Its a beautiful gallery with all sorts of interesting exhibits. If you are there in winter, the garden reminds you that summer is on the way.

Thank Trevor022
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Reviewed 23 September 2015

Stopped in at the Conservatory and it was beautiful. A tropical oasis of flowers! Stunning plants and flowers to look at.

Thank mmarche

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