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From tulips to delftware: How Asian imports transformed Dutch life

Did you know that the tulip, the flower most commonly associated with the Dutch, isn’t native to the Netherlands?

1 day ago

Happy National Volunteer Week!

This week, we’re celebrating National Volunteer Week, which recognizes the contributions of volunteers across the country.

2 days ago
Teotihuacan. Photo: Rene Trohs via Wikimedia Commons

Art and identity in the ancient city of Teotihuacan

We talked to the exhibition curator Matthew Robb, also Chief Curator of the Fowler Museum at UCLA, for insight into this exemplary city and its inhabitants, architecture, and ceramics.

4 weeks ago

In the studio with Takahiro KONDO

We sat down with KONDO during his open studio time to learn more about the artist’s remarkable career, and to get some insight into his artistic practice.

4 weeks ago

Augustus the Strong: Porcelain Collector Extraordinaire

A major proponent of porcelain in the early 18th century, Saxon elector and Polish king Augustus the Strong amassed over 20,000 pieces of Chinese and Japanese porcelain in his lifetime.

1 month ago

Five groundbreaking women ceramic artists you need to know

In support of the National Museum of Women in the Arts’ third annual #5WomenArtists campaign, we’re highlighting five women ceramic artists in our collection whose groundbreaking works have changed the landscape of contemporary ceramics.

2 months ago

A sneak peek inside the exhibition YOKO ONO: THE RIVERBED

A leading figure in the development of Conceptual art, Yoko Ono has smashed the boundaries between artist and audience, redefining what it means to make art.

2 months ago

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide: Adeline’s Picks

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! On this day of love, treat someone special (or yourself!) to a meaningful, one-of-a-kind gift from the Gardiner Shop. Here are our Shop Manager Adeline’s best picks for Valentine’s Day gifts sure to impress:

2 months ago

Announcing this year’s Community Art Space partners

Meet this year’s partners for the Community Arts Space, the Gardiner Museum’s annual summer incubator program for arts-based community projects conceived by up-and-coming local creatives.

2 months ago

Quick Fire: 5 Questions with Duncan Aird and Emma Smith

We chatted with potters Duncan Aird and Emma Smith about their Kickstarter-funded wood burning kiln and the importance of community in wood firing.

3 months ago