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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.

2 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.

3 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.

4 months 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.

5 months 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.

5 months 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.

1 year 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.

1 year 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. 

2 years 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.

2 years ago
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