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Gardiner Museum is reopening July 21 with free admission

The Gardiner Museum is excited to announce that admission will be free all summer when our doors reopen to the public on July 21. The Gardiner will also continue to offer free outdoor programming, including hands-on clay workshops and family activities on the Linda Frum and Howard Sokolowski Plaza.

2 weeks ago

The Gardiner Goes Outside. All summer. All free.

This summer, the Gardiner Museum is breaking down barriers and moving beyond traditional museum spaces to increase access and meet our communities where they feel safe in light of the pandemic.

1 month ago

Gardiner Museum commissions new public artwork honouring Indigenous presence on Turtle Island

The Gardiner Museum is commissioning a new permanent public artwork to honour the ongoing Indigenous presence on Turtle Island.

8 months ago

Gardiner Museum launches free Community Building Weekends

The Gardiner Museum is pleased to announce that we will offer free admission Community Building Weekends for the rest of 2020. The goal of these free weekends is to encourage our diverse communities, particularly first-time visitors, to explore the Museum, participate in hands-on programs that connect families, and experience clay and ceramics in unique, inspiring, and unexpected ways.

11 months ago

Gardiner Museum announces free weekends this summer

In response to the success of the Gardiner’s free opening weekend, the Museum will continue to offer free admission to the public every Saturday and Sunday throughout the summer.

1 year 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. 

1 year 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.

1 year 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.

2 years 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.

2 years 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.

2 years ago
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