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!
Saturday October 3, 1:30 - 3:30 pm (building), and Sunday October 18, 10:30 am - 12 pm (glazing)
Have a Spooktacular time at the Museums studios and learn how to make a pumpkin or skull out of clay.
Instructor: Audrey Mah
Tuesday October 13, 7-8 pm
Join Kent Monkman, Kelvin Browne (Executive Director & CEO, Gardiner Museum), and David Liss (Artistic Director & Curator, MOCCA) in conversation about Kent’s installation, The Rise and Fall of Civilization.
Wednesday October 14, 10 am - 6 pm
Enjoy a preview of the highly anticipated exhibition, The Rise and Fall of Civilization, with unlimited guest privileges!
Thursday, October 15, 5 - 7:30 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 Ontario's most eminent chefs.
Friday October 16, 4-9 pm
In collaboration with imagineNATIVE media + arts festival and Soundstreams Canada, the Gardiner hosts a special opening party for Kent Monkman's The Rise and Fall of Civilization.
Friday October 23, 8-10 pm
Join us as we celebrate the launch of the exhibition publication with artist Kent Monkman.
Thursday October 29, 6:30-8 pm
Amanda Klasing, Senior Researcher in the Women’s Rights Division at Human Rights Watch presents at talk about the human rights to water and sanitation and their intersectionality with the rights of indigenous women.
Speaker: Amanda Klasing, Senior Researcher, Women’s Rights, Human Rights Watch
Tuesday November 3, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Members of the Gardiner Museum's Young Patrons Circle and MOCCA's Moccamigos enjoy exclusive access to this intimate evening with Kent Monkman as he provides insight into his installation at the Gardiner Museum The Rise and Fall of Civilization.
Friday November 6, 7-9 pm
Curated by RPM.FM - Indigenous Music Culture, the Gardiner presents performances by Sean Conway, an Irish-Ojibwe singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, and Amanda Rheaume an accomplished Métis singer-songwriter.