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Chinese, Qing Dynasty (1644-1912) Ginger Jar with Plum-Blossom Decoration (Two of a Set of Four), 1662-1722 porcelain, blue and white 10 1/8 x 8 1/2 in. (25.7 x 21.6 cm) Henry Clay Frick Bequest Accession number: 1915.8.01

Inside the Frick’s collection of ceramics

We chatted with Dr. Ian Wardropper, Director at the Frick Collection, about Henry Clay Frick’s original ceramics collection, how these pieces are displayed in their galleries, and how their major 2020 expansion will change the way their galleries are currently laid out.

4 days ago
Chicha beer

The Art of Fermentation: Chicha and Ceramics

Commonly known as a corn beer, the word Chicha is actually used to describe any kind of fermented beverage made from grains, maize, or fruit.

3 weeks ago

Community in Clay: Celebrating 20 Years of the Toronto Potters Biennial Exhibition

Toronto Potters was established in 1979 to provide the local clay community with an organization that would showcase their work and the opportunity to learn from their fellow potters.

4 weeks ago

if i speak to you in anger

Writer Letticia Cosbert reflects on Annie Wong’s Panic in the Labyrinth, a Community Arts Space project that transgresses the traditional poetry reading.

2 months ago
Maldewin Weskijinu / Blood Soaked Soil

The Impossible Soloist

Writer and director Adam Garnet Jones gives us a glimpse into artist Louis Esmé’s creative process ahead of the opening of Maldewin Weskijinu / Blood Soaked Soil, a Community Arts Space exhibition.

3 months ago
A Response by Sook-Yin Lee to Live Choreography

A Response by Sook-Yin Lee to “Live Choreography: jes sachse & Alice Sheppard”

A Response by Sook-Yin Lee to “Live Choreography: jes sachse & Alice Sheppard”

3 months ago

Making Future Artifacts in Gentrifying Times  

This summer, the Gardiner Museum joins forces with Art Starts and designers Calla Lee and Prateeksha Singh to run Reclaiming Artifacts, an arts project for the Museum’s Community Arts Space.

3 months ago
Collections Storage

Behind the scenes in our collections storage

Tucked away in the hallways of our basement is an area dedicated to our collection, a storage room that’s home to objects currently not on display.

4 months ago

Invisible Footprints Brings Queer Asian History to Life Through Art, Clay, and Community Dialogue

For several years in my late teens and early twenties, I often traveled from out of town (all the way from Montreal!) to Toronto to take part in what I felt must be the most creative and expansive queer Asian arts community in the world.

4 months ago

In conversation with SMASH art director Jacquelyn West

We chatted with Jacquelyn about the party’s theme, the artists who are taking over, and some of the surprises that the night holds.

4 months ago