Enjoy fascinating talks by leading experts, lunchtime literary learning series, family-friendly activities, intimate musical performances in the bistro, art parties, gala fundraisers and more!
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Bring the whole family to the Gardiner for family-friendly activities, including clay workshops and tile painting.
Free with admission!
Monday June 1, 2015, 6:30 – 8 PM
Join Dr. Peter Kaellgren of the ROM for a presentation on the Revelstoke Collection of early English ceramics, which was dispersed in a series of auctions beginning in 1934. The Gardiner and the ROM both possess pieces from this significant collection.
Speaker: Dr. Peter Kaellgren, ROM
Saturday June 6 & Saturday June 20, 2015, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Instructor: Ian Symons
Friday, June 12, 2015, 7 pm
Gallery Prelude: Explore a minimalist soundscape inspired by Terry Riley, paired with evocative imagery from the Gardiner’s 2014 Artist Intervention, Mono No Ma.
Salon 21: Join Soundstream in celebrating the 80th birthday of pioneering minimalist composer Terry Riley.
Tuesday June 16, 7 pm
The RBC Emerging Artist People's Choice Award showcases the most interesting emerging artists working in clay today. Join Toronto art critic Murray Whyte and all five nominees as they discuss their artwork, themes, and processes.
Speakers: Murray Whyte, moderator, and artists David Harper, Derya Akay, Lisa Henriques, Veronika Horlik, and Zane Wilcox.
Wednesday June 17, 10 am to 6 pm
Meet the Curatorial team behind the RBC exhibition, as well as some of our RBC Emerging Artists. Gain insight on the artists’ creative process as well as the Curatorial team’s procedures involved in mounting this show. Be the first to get your vote in!
Friday June 19, 6 PM
A multi-sensory experience where dance and the visual arts converge in one unmissable party!
Tuesday September 8, 2015, 6 - 8:30 PM
The Diane Wolfe Lecture
The documentary feature film Dance of the Maize God explores the royal life and rich mythology of the Maya, as well as the tangled issues involved in the collection and study of Maya art. The film will be followed by a discussion featuring the film's director and a panel of archaeologists.
Speakers: David Lebrun, Director of Dance of the Maize God; Siobhan Boyd, Gardiner Education Program Manager and Archaeologist; and Maya Archaeologists Drs. Helen Haines and Gyles Iannone
With support from the Diane Wolfe Fund
Thursday, September 10, 2015, 10 AM
The Gardiner Volunteer Committee invites you to our annual fundraising luncheon The Joy of Ceramics.
Speaker: Janice Stein is an internationally-known Canadian political scientist, worldwide relations expert and author of over 80 books.
Wednesday September 16, 2015, 6:30 - 8 PM
The Ann Walker Bell Lecture
Using examples from the collections of the Gardiner Museum, this lecture will examine the stories behind a wide range of decorative motifs and scenes found on blue and white porcelains of the 16th to 18th centuries. It will begin with a history of symbolic motifs in Chinese art and will proceed to examine a range of motifs in detail, explaining their meanings and their origins.
Speaker: Dr. Stacey Pierson, Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Chinese Ceramics at SOAS, University of London
Presented by Gillian and Ron Graham
With support from the Ann Walker Bell Fund