-the art (of course) It begins outside the building, with the Impressive Hammering Man sculpture. In the foyer is the attention grabbing installation, Inopportune: Stage One by Cai Guo-Qiang. It never ceases to amuse, thrill and entertain me. All this wonderful art work, and you haven’t even paid for your ticket…..
– reasonable membership rates An annual membership (couple, or family, or individual) is under $100.
–the cafe Taste features delicious food, and very good service, in an attractive room.
–a gift shop (SAM Shop) AND a separate book shop (SAM Books)
-location It’s right downtown, with easy access for visitors, and, apparently, neighbours with a sense of humour
–the name Just like the WAG (Winnipeg Art Gallery) or the MOMA (Museum of Modern Art), SAM is a comfortably familiar name to toss around…..”Goin’ to the SAM”
*the short list (shortlist) inspired by Jian Ghomeshi in his memoir 1982