Friday September 30 to Sunday October 2
See the Gardiner collections free of charge, enjoy a performance by Talisker players, and take part in hands-on art activities in the lobby.
Saturday October 1, Sundown to Sunrise
The Gardiner Museum will be animated inside and out from sunset to sunrise on Saturday October 1 for Nuit Blanche, Toronto’s annual, city-wide contemporary art fest. Visitors will have access to the Museum’s permanent collections, as well as two original artist projects, Korsi and Urban Syncopation.
Thursday October 6, Lecture: 5 - 6 pm; Reception 6 - 7 pm
Sculptor Farhad Nargol-O’Neill was commissioned to depict the Rosary in bas-relief for the North and South Transepts of St. Michael’s Cathedral. In this talk, Nargol-O’Neill will discuss the material, technical, biblical, and compositional elements involved in his work, including the nature of carving bas-relief in plaster and its material quality as it relates to light and shadow.
Presented by the University of St. Michael’s College in the University of Toronto
Thursday, October 13, 5 - 7 pm
Empty Bowls is a North American-wide project to aid the homeless. More than 400 bowls are donated by potters, potter’s guilds and students at schools teaching pottery, and delicious soups are prepared and ladled out by some of Ontario's most eminent chefs.
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!
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