The Gardiner Museum celebrates the art of ceramics and engages local and international audiences by promoting understanding of the long history of people crafting in clay.
Through the display of its permanent collections and special exhibitions, as well as through studio education, programs that engage diverse communities, and major contributions to scholarship, the Gardiner champions ceramics.
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There’s more to the Gardiner than our collections. Take a clay class, learn about the art of ceramics with world-renowned guest speakers, or join us for one of our many special events.
Executive Chef Bianca Azupardo presents inspired seasonal menus that showcase locally-sourced ingredients, complemented by stunning views of the city.
You're invited on a journey from the steamy kitchens of cooks who advocated light, flavourful cuisine centuries before our time to the dining rooms of connoisseurs who relished their meals served on newly-invented vessels. Be transported back to the 18th century through stunning objects, decadent recipes, amusing stories, and theatrical sets. Plan your visit to Savour: Food Culture in the Age of Enlightenment now!
On December 10, award-winning Cree journalist Connie Walker moderates a panel featuring exhibiting artists Cannupa Hanska Luger and Kali Spitzer, as well as Cora McGuire-Cyrette, Executive Director of the Ontario Native Women’s Health Association. The conversation will centre on the role of visual art in addressing the crisis of murdered and missing Indigenous women, girls, queer, and trans community members. Get tickets now!
The Gardiner Museum is among the few museums in the world focused on ceramics, and is one of the most important specialty museums internationally. It houses approximately 4,000 objects, including European porcelain, ceramics from the Ancient Americas, Chinese porcelain, Japanese porcelain, and contemporary ceramics. Search the collection online!
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The Gardiner Museum is pleased to announce the appointment of Sequoia Miller to the role of Chief Curator. Miller worked as a full-time studio potter before re-entering academia as a doctoral candidate in the History of Art at Yale.
The Gardiner Museum is pleased to present a three-part installation by Yoko Ono entitled THE RIVERBED. Yoko Ono is a forerunner of Conceptual art, frequently involving collaboration, audience participation, and social activism in her artwork. The exhibition runs from February 22 to June 3, 2018.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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