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Quick Fire: 5 Questions with artist collective Madeleine Co.

Artist collective Madeleine Co., one of our six Community Arts Space: Art is Change partners, tells us about the importance of making space for art-making, the potential of art for social change, and what happens when art disappears. Why is it important for public spaces to make room for “art-making”? Art must be accessible to […]

2 weeks ago

Dr. Pierre Karch and Dr. Mariel O’Neill Karch Receive the Gardiner Benefactor Award

The Gardiner was proud to recently announce Dr. Pierre Karch and Dr. Mariel O-Neill Karsh as the recipients of the 2017 Gardiner Benefactor Award. This special annual award recognizes and celebrates patrons who have made outstanding and significant contributions to the Museum.

4 weeks ago

Quick Fire: 5 Questions with MMFA Curator Erell Hubert

Erell Hubert, Curator of pre-Columbian Art at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, shares the archaeological tool that she can’t live without, and weighs in on how curators can combat the illegal trafficking of antiquities.

2 months ago

Quick Fire: 5 Questions with Adjunct Curator Daniel Chen

The Gardiner Museum’s Adjunct Curator of Chinese Ceramics, Daniel Chen, discusses the fascinating history of the Anne Romoff Gross Collection, how porcelain marks can be misleading, and why he would like to go back in time to visit Tang Ying’s imperial kilns.

3 months ago

Quick Fire: 5 Questions with Canadian Art’s David Balzer

Editor-in-Chief of Canadian Art magazine, David Balzer, discusses his favorite ceramic object, the importance of acknowledging Canada 150 as a colonial anniversary, and the contemporary Canadian ceramic artists that are on his radar right now.

5 months ago

Director’s Message – January 2017

If you’ve been to the Gardiner recently, you’ve probably noticed that our lobby transformation is underway. Demolition is now complete, and we’ve reopened the Museum to the public. By Spring 2017, we’ll have a revamped Gardiner Shop with sleek new display cases where we’ll highlight work by Canadian ceramists, and a brand new Community Clay […]

6 months ago

Director’s Message – December 2016

The Gardiner Museum continued to build momentum in 2016, and continued to enhance its awareness and accessibility. So many new things happened! Our first major special exhibition of 2016, Beneath the Surface: Life, Death, Gold, and Ceramics in Ancient Panama took visitors on a journey back in time to one of the most important archaeological […]

7 months ago