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Obsession: Sir William Van Horne’s Japanese Ceramics reunites renowned Canadian collection

The Gardiner Museum has partnered with the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Royal Ontario Museum, and private collectors to reunite for the first time what survives of the collection of Sir William Van Horne, the American-born builder of the Canadian Pacific Railway who became one of Canada’s foremost art collectors.

1 year ago

Gardiner Museum makes space for local histories with five community projects

The third installment of the Community Arts Space project, presented by TD Bank Group, is inspired by the theme Recent Histories, illuminating stories that have been marginalized in an attempt to make space for local histories and represent the experiences of the city’s diverse publics.

2 years ago

Ai Weiwei: Unbroken to open at Gardiner Museum in 2019

An exhibition of major ceramic works by Ai Weiwei, one of the world’s most influential living artists and human rights activists, will debut at the Gardiner Museum in February 2019.

2 years ago

Gardiner Museum Names Sequoia Miller as Chief Curator

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.

2 years ago

Gardiner Museum to present YOKO ONO: THE RIVERBED

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.

2 years ago

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.

3 years 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.

3 years 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.

3 years 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.

3 years 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.

4 years ago