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Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Hours & Admission
ADMISSION BY DONATION
Summer
Victoria Day to
Labour Day
Seven days a week
9 AM - 5 PM

Winter
Tuesday to Sunday
9 AM - 4 PM

Special Closure Dates
Christmas Decorating - Nov. 13 - 17
Christmas Eve – closed at 12 pm
Christmas Holidays - Dec. 25 & 26
New Year’s Eve – closed at 12pm
Maintenance - Jan. 8 - 12, 2018

For groups of 10 or more, please call 306-787-5773

The feature exhibit offers visitors an annually changing theme. The exhibit has highlighted past Lieutenant Governors, royal visits and even certain time periods of Government House. You can also find travelling exhibits featured here.  It is located right across from the F.W. Johnson Entrance.

Though we will not have a feature exhibit inside for 2018, we are pleased to partner with the McKenzie Gallery Art Outside program.

For this installation, the painting Tenochtitlan, by Métis artist Bob Boyer, has been chosen.  Bob Boyer (1948-2004) was a renowned Canadian [Métis] artist.  This 1989 painting refers to Tenochtitlan, the ancient Aztec capital which lies beneath Mexico City. A stepped pyramid crowned in gold recalls the richly decorated temples of the city’s centre—a metropolis which once rivalled Paris and Venice in size and sophistication. Placed within the Edwardian Gardens at Government House, Tenochtitlan brings to mind Boyer’s ongoing calls to acknowledge the importance of Indigenous self-government. Interestingly, two trees planted by the Saskatchewan Honorary Consuls to Mexico are located nearby in the Consular Grove. Both trees are marked with identification tags.

The original is oil on canvas, 106 x 86cm, and is part of the permanent collection of the MacKenzie Art Gallery.  It was a gift of John and Monica Kurtz in Memory of James Kurtz (1996-50).

About the MacKenzie Art Gallery

The MacKenzie Art Gallery is Saskatchewan’s oldest and largest public art gallery: an immersive centre for engaging with the world through art, with an ongoing focus on Indigenous culture and diversity. Located in Regina’s Wascana Park, the MacKenzie’s permanent collection contains over 4,500 works of art by such internationally renowned artists as Mary Kelly,
Agnes Martin, Anthony McCall, Pablo Picasso, Auguste Rodin, and Frank Stella, as well as an impressive Canadian collection with pieces by Shuvinai Ashoona, Bob Boyer, Victor Cicansky, Greg Curnoe, Joe Fafard, the Group of Seven, Dorothy Knowles, William Perehudo, Edward Poitras, the Regina Five, David Thauberger, Je Wall, Joyce Wieland, and many others.

The Palace on the Prairies


PAS # R-P72.027(7) - Government House Restoration, A-6 Building elevations, March 15, 1979, Alex Hermann, BLM Architects Limited.  Alex Hermann fonds F 43

In celebration of the Government House 125th anniversary, the Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan developed this special exhibit using their diverse collection of records.  This exhibit explores the major developmental periods of Government House over the past 125 years.

Always an invaluable source, the Archives is responsible for acquiring, preserving and making available records of historical significance which document all facets of life in the Province of Saskatchewan.



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