Enjoy fascinating talks by leading experts, family-friendly activities, art parties, gala fundraisers and more!
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Saturday November 19, 10 am – 5 pm
Visit the Gardiner Museum and view the 12 Trees exhibition in its first week! Take advantage of Gardiner Friends Holiday Shopping Month with a 20% discount on all regular priced items. Be sure to join the special 12 Trees tour at 1 pm and enjoy complimentary refreshments. Bring unlimited guests free of charge!
Monday November 21, 6:30 pm
The philosophy, traditions, and aesthetics of Danish design have influenced a broad range of interiors, architecture, and urban design internationally. This talk will explore how a Canadian-Danish collaboration spearheaded by Great Gulf and VELUX Canada have embraced a building concept that enables new buildings to give back more than they take.
Wednesday November 23, 6:30 - 8 pm
Porcelain manufacturers worked for a highly competitive and fashion conscious elite of samurai overlords, wealthy temples, and successful merchants. To succeed, their wares had to have bold, innovative patterns, with eye-catching imagery that was unconstrained by the design requirements of the export markets.
Speaker: Sebastian Izzard
The Macdonald Collection Lecture
Presented by Bill & Molly Anne Macdonald
Co-presented by Victoria University in the University of Toronto
Thursday November 24, 6:30 - 9 pm
Join us for an evening celebrating Swedish culture, including a three-course meal of traditional cuisine, and a keynote lecture highlighting the history of IKEA Canada.
Thursday December 1, 7 to 11 pm
Join us as we celebrate this year's 12 Trees exhibition and immerse yourself in all things one of a king, handmade, and Good for the Earth. Indulge in a feast for the senses complete with local flavours and a silent auction of eco-oriented, organic, and premium artisan items. The Art of Time Ensemble will perform a special holiday concert of unique and festive arrangements.
Saturdays December 3 from 2 - 4 pm (making), and December 10 from 2 - 3:30 pm (glazing)
Spend a relaxing afternoon during the holiday season, all the while hand-building a gift for a loved one out of clay. Come on your own or with family members. On the second visit, glaze your piece with a wide choice colours.
Instructor: Audrey Mah