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 — free with admission!
Friday April 10, 2015, 6:30 pm
Gallery Prelude: Join a Gardiner Museum Docent to explore the mystical stories held within the collections.
Salon 21: Join Soundstreams to learn more about iconoclastic composer John Tavener's music and the style he created.
Thursday April 16, 2015, 6:30 – 8 pm
Learn more about the making of Newcomb Pottery and the people behind this iconic Southern enterprise.
Speaker: Martin Eidelberg, Professor Emeritus of Art History, Rutgers University
Friday April 17, 2015, 10 am - 9 pm
Free for Friends and their guests.
Friday April 17, 5 - 9 pm
One day only! The Gardiner Show's annual trunk show of beautiful, one-of-a-kind jewellery featuring some of the best jewellers in Toronto.
Saturday April 18, 2015, 1:30 - 3:30 PM (Building) | Sunday April 26, 2015, 10:30 AM - 12 PM (Glazing)
Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult.
Tuesday May 5, 2015, 6:30 – 8 PM
Hear a fascinating talk by one of Canada’s leading Renaissance experts on Italian Renaissance maiolica and how it functioned as a sign of wealth and intellectual cultivation in the context of the humanist tradition, other genres of art, and elite social ritual.
The Helen E. Gardiner Memorial Lecture.
With support from the Helen E. Gardiner Fund
Presented by Hon. William Graham & Catherine Graham
Speaker: Dr. Kenneth Bartlett, Professor of History and Renaissance Studies (Victoria College, University of Toronto)
Friday May 8, 2015, 6:30 pm
Wednesday May 20, 2015 6:30 – 8 pm
Spanning the years from 1733 to 1833, this talk takes a fresh look at the pioneering roles of Josiah Spode I and Josiah Spode II, invention and innovation, at the beginning of the development of the famous Staffordshire pottery industry.
The Robert and Marian Cumming Lecture
Speaker: Pam Woolliscroft
With support from the Robert and Marian Cumming Fund
Monday June 1, 2015, 6:30 – 8 PM
Speaker: Dr. Peter Kaellgren