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Gabrielle Peacock Appointed Executive Director & CEO of the Gardiner Museum

Gabrielle Peacock has been appointed Executive Director & CEO of the Gardiner Museum. Currently Director of Partnerships and Development at Soulpepper Theatre and previously CEO of The Robert McLaughlin Gallery in Oshawa, Ms. Peacock will join the Gardiner in February 2023.

3 months ago

Karine Giboulo solo exhibition Housewarming opens at the Gardiner Museum on October 20

Enter a world at once familiar and uncanny. Montreal-based artist Karine Giboulo invites visitors into an immersive reimagining of her home. Brought to life by over 500 miniature polymer clay figures, this is no ordinary house.

6 months ago

Gardiner Museum to debut new public artwork by Santee Smith in a series of free outdoor performances

Talking Earth, a new permanent public artwork by Tekaronhiáhkhwa / Santee Smith will be unveiled in front of the Gardiner Museum, coinciding with the opening of the International Ceramic Art Fair (ICAF), a 10-day showcase of contemporary ceramics by Canadian and international artists. Part of ArtworxTO: Toronto’s Year of Public Art 2021–2022, the sculpture was commissioned by the Gardiner to honour the ongoing Indigenous presence on Turtle Island.

10 months ago

Gardiner Museum presents 10 days of contemporary ceramics, talks, tours, performances, and more

After a two-years hiatus, the International Ceramic Art Fair (ICAF) returns to the Gardiner Museum with an exciting roster of Canadian and international artists and galleries.

10 months ago

Kelvin Browne to retire as Executive Director and CEO of the Gardiner Museum

The Gardiner Museum announced that Executive Director and CEO Kelvin Browne will retire at the end of 2022.

11 months ago

Gardiner Museum presents major exhibition Shary Boyle: Outside the Palace of Me, opening February 24

Step into a multi-sensory installation of ceramics, drawings, life-sized automatons, two-way mirrors, and coin-operated sculpture, set to an interactive score.

1 year ago

New major exhibition at Gardiner Museum transports visitors to the multicultural metropolis of Renaissance Venice

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.

1 year ago

Gardiner Museum presents Forever (Bird-Botanicals) by Toronto-based sculptor David Constantino Salazar

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.

2 years ago

Gardiner Museum selects Santee Smith for public artwork honouring Indigenous presence on Turtle Island

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.

2 years ago

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 years ago