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Enjoy fascinating talks by leading experts, family-friendly activities, art parties, gala fundraisers and more!

 

For information and tickets, click on the event links below or call 416.586.8080.

If you are interested in our clay classes, please click here.

 

Tickets to lectures, programs, and special events are final sale and non-refundable. For more information please review our ticketing policy.


Family Day

Family Day

Every Sunday

Bring the whole family to the Gardiner for family-friendly activities, including clay workshops and tile painting.
Free with admission!

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Dance of the Maize God Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Dance of the Maize God Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Tuesday September 8, 2015, 6 - 8:30 pm
The Diane Wolfe Lecture

The documentary feature film Dance of the Maize God explores the royal life and rich mythology of the Maya, as well as the tangled issues involved in the collection and study of Maya art. The film will be followed by a discussion featuring the film's director and a panel of archaeologists.

Speakers: David Lebrun, Director of Dance of the Maize God; Siobhan Boyd, Gardiner Education Program Manager and Archaeologist; and Maya Archaeologists Drs. Helen Haines and Gyles Iannone

With support from the Diane Wolfe Fund

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The Joy of Ceramics Luncheon

The Joy of Ceramics Luncheon

Thursday September 10, 2015, 10 AM

The Gardiner Volunteer Committee invites you to our annual fundraising luncheon The Joy of Ceramics.

Speaker: Janice Stein is an internationally-known Canadian political scientist, worldwide relations expert and author of over 80 books.

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Park/Avenue Pop Up Lunch Series

Park/Avenue Pop Up Lunch Series

Friday September 11, 11 am to 3 pm

Join us on the Gardiner Plaza on select Fridays throughout the summer for the new Park/Avenue Pop Up lunch series.

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Design as Signs: Decoration and Meaning in Chinese Blue and White Porcelain

Design as Signs: Decoration and Meaning in Chinese Blue and White Porcelain

Wednesday September 16, 2015, 6:30 - 8 pm
The Ann Walker Bell Lecture

Using examples from the collections of the Gardiner Museum, this lecture will examine the stories behind a wide range of decorative motifs and scenes found on blue and white porcelains of the 16th to 18th centuries.

Speaker: Dr. Stacey Pierson, Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Chinese Ceramics at SOAS, University of London

Presented by Gillian and Ron Graham

With support from the Ann Walker Bell Fund

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Salon 21: Music and Poetry

Salon 21: Music and Poetry

Friday September 18, 7 pm

Discover how poetry has inspired artisans and composers throughout the ages on a special gallery tour, and enjoy a performance exploring the connection between music and poetry.

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Gardiner Friends Preview: European Porcelain Gallery

Gardiner Friends Preview: European Porcelain Gallery

Friday September 25, 12 to 9 pm

Gardiner Friends are invited to an exclusive preview of the newly transformed European Porcelain Gallery. Bring unlimited guests, take a tour, and enjoy access to the Gardiner Friend's Lounge.

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Culture Days: Porcelain Gallery Reopening

Culture Days: Porcelain Gallery Reopening

Saturday September 26 & Sunday September 27, 2015

During Culture Days, the Gardiner invites visitors to celebrate the grand reopening of the transformed European Porcelain Gallery with free admission, guided tours, a performance by Talisker Players, and hands-on activities.

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Fall 2015 Halloween Workshop, Ages 6-99 (Children under 10 must be accompanied by a paying adult)

Fall 2015 Halloween Workshop, Ages 6-99 (Children under 10 must be accompanied by a paying adult)

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

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Oriental Antiquities at the British Museum: Some Reminiscences of a Former Assistant Keeper

Oriental Antiquities at the British Museum: Some Reminiscences of a Former Assistant Keeper

Wednesday October 7, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

In the early 1960s, David Waterhouse was an Assistant Keeper in the Department of Oriental Antiquities at the British Museum. He will recall his experiences of working under Basil Gray, Soame Jenyns, William Watson and other luminaries of a bygone era.

Speaker: Prof. David Waterhouse

 

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