Enjoy fascinating talks by leading experts, family-friendly activities, 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!
Tuesday December 1, 7 pm
Canada’s leading designers and artists re-imagine Christmas trees to create a bold, new direction for the Gardiner Museum’s 27th annual 12 Trees holiday exhibition, curated by Dee Dee Eustace. Join us at the 12 Trees G Party Gala, the vibrant event to celebrate the Joy of Creativity. In addition to the exhibition, guests will enjoy inventive cuisine, live performances, and other surprises embodying the spirit of creativity.
Wednesday December 2, 6:30-8 pm
This talk looks at how Kent Monkman’s work plays within and around the genres of art and art history, using the conventions history painting to quietly subvert its historical claims to superiority and autonomy while making powerful statements about the past and future.
Speaker: Dr. Norman Vorano, Queen's University
Friday December 4, 12 - 8 pm (Friends Day) & 5 - 8 pm (Market)
Celebrate 12 Trees: The Joy of Creativity with Friends Day! Bring unlimited guests, enjoy complimentary refreshments, and a special Friends discount of 20% off regular merchandise in the Shop and market.
Saturdays December 5 from 2 - 4 pm (making), and December 12 from 2 - 3:30 pm (glazing)
Join us for a 2 session class this December as you prepare for the winter holidays. Work with our potter Lynn to make a candle holder, Menorah, Christmas tree or ornament out of clay.
Instructor: Lynn Fisher