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Contemporary Artists Celebrate Light as a Symbol of Hope and Unity

The Gardiner Museum’s annual 12 Trees exhibition, presented by Nordstrom, returns this year with contemporary holiday installations inspired by the theme Let There Be Light. Co-curated by Canadian author and visual artist Douglas Coupland and Vice President of Public Art Management Ben Mills, the exhibition celebrates light as a potent symbol of hope and unity that many cultures share during the holiday season.

2 months ago

Free Summer Programming Returns to the Gardiner with Community Arts Space: Art is Change

For the second time, the Gardiner Museum will open its doors to six community partners who will hold two months of free programming including hands-on workshops led by local artists, and original performances.

5 months ago

Gardiner Celebrates Canada 150 with Janet Macpherson: A Canadian Bestiary

To commemorate Canada’s sesquicentennial, the Gardiner Museum has commissioned a multimedia exhibition by one of the country’s most exciting young ceramic artists that both celebrates and questions notions of Canadian identity.

10 months ago

Expressive Arts Therapy Group launches #WeBelieveSurvivors

The Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic and the Gardiner Museum have partnered for more than a decade to offer an Expressive Arts Therapy Group to women who have survived all forms of violence. Led by art therapist Suzanne Thomson and ceramic artist Jess Riva Cooper, the group’s participants will share their work and raise public awareness about violence against women in a sensitive, informed, and compelling art exhibit.

12 months ago

$25,000 Ontario Trillium Foundation Grant Allows Museum to Make All Summer Programming Free to the Public

At the launch on the new Community Arts Space, the Gardiner announced that the Museum would begin offering free admission to visitors 18 and under, a major step toward increasing the accessibility of its world-renowned ceramic collection.

1 year ago

Gardiner Celebrates International Women’s Day

In honour of International Women’s Day, the Gardiner Museum will be showcasing and selling unique handmade crafts and items, including jewellery, in partnership with Far & Wide Collective, an organization that empowers artisans, many who are women, from post-conflict and emerging economies such as Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Swaziland.

2 years ago

Famous discovery of ancient gold and ceramics to make only Canadian appearance at the Gardiner Museum

For more than a thousand years, a cemetery on the banks of the Rio Grande de Coclé in Panama lay undisturbed, unlike most in the region, escaping the attention of gold seekers and looters. In 1927, the river flooded, setting the scene for one of the richest discoveries in the history of American archaeology.

2 years ago

12 Trees 2015

Gardiner Museum Reinvents the Contemporary Christmas Tree Curator Dee Dee Eustace brings fresh vitality to 12 Trees exhibition on display from November 12, 2015 to January 3, 2016 Toronto, ON October 20, 2015—The Gardiner Museum’s 12 Trees of Christmas exhibition presented by Cumberland Private Wealth Management—a Toronto holiday tradition now in its twenty-seventh year—has been […]

2 years ago

Kent Monkman

Kent Monkman September 28, 2015 Kent Monkman’s New Exhibition at the Gardiner Museum Reveals a Dark Period in First Nations History The Rise and Fall of Civilization at the Gardiner from October 15, 2015 – January 10, 2016 Toronto, ON September 28, 2015—Atop a cliff flanked by two life-sized bison, Miss Chief stands with her […]

2 years ago

Nuit Blanche 2015 at the Gardiner Museum

Nuit Blanche at the Gardiner Museum Ekow Nimako’s 50,000 piece LEGO® barn owl and Nurielle Stern’s interactive winterscape First 3,000 visitors will get to take home a piece of the installation Toronto, ON September 22, 2015—The Gardiner Museum will be a hub of activity during Scotiabank Nuit Blanche on October 3, featuring both indoor and […]

2 years ago