We're thrilled to welcome you back safely to the Gardiner with new exhibitions, hands-on activities, studio classes, dining, shopping, and more. Please note that all visitors 12 and older must show proof of full vaccination. Plan your visit today!
Renaissance Venice was a multicultural metropolis at the intersection of trade routes linking Europe to the Islamic World, with pigments, spices, and luxury objects flowing through the city. Discover a sensory world of more than 110 objects, including Venetian ceramics and glass, Islamic metalware, and contemporary art. Plan your visit now!
Our lobby clay table is open every day from 11 am - 3 pm. Make a wish or hope for the season out of clay and display it for other visitors to enjoy. As our clay creations begin to populate the lobby, the community installation will take shape. Help us bring this symbol of joy and creativity to life!
Every object in our permanent collection can be accessed through our eMuseum portal. Learn about individual collecting areas, like Italian Maiolica or Modern and Contemporary Ceramics, or search the full collection by keyword. You'll be amazed by what you discover!
We need your support to continue to offer innovative and engaging exhibitions, programs, and community projects online, as well as plan for the future. Please consider making a donation to help us build community with clay.
Renaissance Venice: Life and Luxury at the Crossroads recreates a sensory world of more than 110 objects, including Chinese porcelain, Islamic metalware, Venetian ceramics and glass, and contemporary art.
The Gardiner Museum presents Forever (Bird-Botanicals), a striking installation by Ecuadorian-Canadian sculptor David Constantino Salazar in partnership with members of Workman Arts, a Toronto-based arts organization that promotes a greater understanding of mental health and addiction.
The Gardiner Museum has selected Tekaronhiáhkhwa / Santee Smith as the recipient of a permanent public artwork commission honouring the ongoing Indigenous presence on Turtle Island, part of ArtworxTO: Toronto’s Year of Public Art 2021–2022.
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.
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.
The Gardiner Museum is commissioning a new permanent public artwork to honour the ongoing Indigenous presence on Turtle Island.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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