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.
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.
Support from the community is vital to the Gardiner’s ability to continue to provide
Reserve your table at CLAY Restaurant for January 31 - February 13 and enjoy a delicious $33 prix fixe menu featuring fresh, local fare. Choose from mushroom toast with burnt honey, Fogo Island cod fish and chips, our famous lamb burger, and more delectable dishes created by Chef Bianca Azupardo and her team.
The Gardiner Museum is always adding to our collection of both historical and contemporary ceramics. Our current lobby exhibition brings together a selection of modern and contemporary works acquired since the arrival of Chief Curator Sequoia Miller in April 2018 and on display for the first time.
Our popular March Break Camps give kids the opportunity to explore their creativity through clay, meet new friends, and learn hands-on skills under the guidance of a professional artist. Spots are filling up quickly. Register 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!
Support the Gardiner's mission to champion clay, build community, and promote arts education. All of our memberships include a full year of free admission to the Museum, as well as discounts at CLAY Restaurant and the Gardiner Shop, and start and at just $30!
Kent Monkman September 28, 2015 Kent Monkman’s New Exhibition at the Gardiner Museum Reveals a Dark Period in First Nations History The Rise and Fall of Civilization at the Gardiner from October 15, 2015 – January 10, 2016 Toronto, ON September 28, 2015—Atop a cliff flanked by two life-sized bison, Miss Chief stands with her […]
Nuit Blanche at the Gardiner Museum Ekow Nimako’s 50,000 piece LEGO® barn owl and Nurielle Stern’s interactive winterscape First 3,000 visitors will get to take home a piece of the installation Toronto, ON September 22, 2015—The Gardiner Museum will be a hub of activity during Scotiabank Nuit Blanche on October 3, featuring both indoor and […]
Transformed European Porcelain Gallery Tells Stories of Excess, Intrigue, and Stolen Secrets New gallery to be unveiled during Culture Days on September 26 & 27 Toronto, ON September 1, 2015—For the first time in thirty years, the Gardiner Museum is unveiling a major transformation of its European Porcelain Gallery. The museum’s world-renowned collection will come […]
Veronika Horlik Wins $10,000 RBC Emerging Artist People’s Choice Award Exhibition draws renewed attention to art versus craft debate Toronto, ON August 14, 2015—The people have spoken. Montreal-based artist and NSCAD graduate, Veronika Horlik, has been voted the winner of the RBC Emerging Artist People’s Choice Award and the recipient of the $10,000 prize. Veronika’s […]
This Fall at the Gardiner Museum Transformed European Porcelain Gallery Reopens, Kent Monkman Exhibition, and 12 Trees Reimagined Toronto, ON July 21, 2015—This fall brings exciting changes and special events to the Gardiner Museum, including the unveiling of the transformed European porcelain gallery, the opening of the highly anticipated show Kent Monkman: The Rise and […]
Gardiner Museum Unveils New Look for the Front Entrance Striking Take on a Rock Garden Evokes the Fierceness of The Potter’s Furnace Toronto, ON July 6, 2015—The Gardiner Museum has unveiled a striking new take on a rock garden framing the building’s front entrance on Queen’s Park. The Vertical Crevice Garden, designed and donated by […]
Friday Nights at the Gardiner This Summer Gardiner Museum partners with Toronto’s most innovative and influential cultural players with New Summer Series: DOORS at 6pm Toronto, ON June 25, 2015—This summer, the Gardiner Museum launches DOORS at 6pm, a series of Friday night cultural experiences free with half-price gallery admission that will animate the Museum […]
Gardiner Museum and Canada’s National Ballet School present TENSIONS An art party featuring unexpected pairings, exciting new works & experiences Friday, June 19, 2015 Toronto, ON June 5, 2015—The Gardiner Museum Young Patrons Circle (YPC) and Canada’s National Ballet School’s (NBS) First Position Patrons (FPP) present dance and the visual arts in one unmissable party, […]
Breaking the Mould: RBC Emerging Artist People’s Choice Award exhibition challenges preconceptions about ceramic art & celebrates new directions in clay Five artists from across Canada vie for the $10,000 top prize June 18 to August 30 Toronto, ON May 26, 2015—Taking inspiration from sources as varied as Japanese video games and the natural history […]
Chris Curreri’s CONTACT exhibition at Gardiner Museum features clay-inspired photographic series along with major new sculptural work made from 800 lbs of clay MAY 1 to 31, 2015 Untitled (Clay Portfolio), 2013, gelatin silver print, 7 3/4 x 5 3/4 in., from a portfolio of 21 images TORONTO, APRIL 7, 2015—As part of the Scotiabank […]
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