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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.

2 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.

3 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.

7 months 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.

11 months 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.

12 months 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.

1 year 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.

1 year 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 year 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.

2 years 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.

2 years ago