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Gardiner to Close Temporarily

Like many of you, we have been closely following the developments of COVID-19. The safety of our visitors, campers, staff, and volunteers is our top priority.

Upon the advice of Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. David Williams, the Gardiner Museum will close temporarily effective Saturday March 14, 2020. Dr. Williams has ordered the immediate suspension of all gatherings over 250 people because of the risk of contracting the coronavirus (COVID-19).

4 months ago

A new generation of artists is pushing the boundaries of an ancient material at the Gardiner Museum

From sticky to crusty, pliable to powdery, and shaped to shapeless, clay’s ability to transform in real time is prompting a new generation of artists to explore the possibilities of this ancient material.The Gardiner Museum’s new exhibition RAW, opening on March 5, 2020, features the work of four leading artists who are pushing boundaries with unfired clay: Cassils, Magdolene Dykstra, Azza El Siddique, and Linda Swanson. 

4 months ago

Gardiner Museum announces world premiere of new performance work by internationally-acclaimed artist Cassils

On February 20, the Gardiner Museum will present the world premiere of a new performance work by internationally-acclaimed artist Cassils. Cassils, who was born in Toronto and grew up in Montreal, draws on feminism, body art, gay male aesthetics, and extreme physical training to make powerful statements about non-binary and trans visibility.

5 months ago
Ceramic bead curtain forming an image of a woman's face, next to the original photo of the woman

Illuminating the Plight of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

Read the full article in The New York Times

9 months ago

Gardiner Museum Serves Visitors a Feast for the Eyes

Savour: Food Culture in the Age of Enlightenment invites visitors on a journey from the steamy kitchens of cooks who advocated light, flavourful cuisine centuries before our time to the dining rooms of connoisseurs who relished their meals served on newly-invented vessels.

9 months ago
Seth Rogen, Brad Pitt...and you: Why is pottery having a moment?

Seth Rogen, Brad Pitt…and you: Why is pottery having a moment?

Read the full article on CBC Arts.

10 months ago

Gardiner Museum presents the Canadian debut of Cannupa Hanska Luger: Every One & Kali Spitzer: Sister

The Gardiner Museum presents the Canadian debut of Cannupa Hanska Luger: Every One & Kali Spitzer: Sister, an installation opening on August 30 that brings visibility to the crisis surrounding murdered and missing Indigenous women, girls, trans, and queer community members.

11 months ago

Gardiner Museum presents a full summer of free public programming

Launched in 2016, the Community Arts Space promotes experimentation and socially-engaged art through a full summer of free public projects, including exhibitions, hands-on workshops, talks, and performances that inspire conversation and social action.
This year’s theme, “What we long for,” explores the ways in which justice and pleasure can co-exist as counterpoints to calling out, gaslighting, exhaustion, and burnout. The four public projects engage with community healing, survival tools, the gaps between community and institutional memory, and how craft creates opportunities for acknowledgment and action.

12 months ago
DJ Dre Ngozi with her laptop and turntables

SMASH: Nourish! Fed Us With a Filling Summer Soirée at The Gardiner Museum

Read the full article at Beyond Fashion Magazine.

1 year ago
We're preparing to reopen to the public on July 11.Learn more