The Gardiner Museum is closed temporarily in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Check our homepage for a rotating selection of online resources and digital art experiences that you can enjoy at home. Be sure to sign up for our e-newsletter and follow us on social media for your daily ceramics fix.
During our temporary closure, we're posting exhibitions and selections from our collection online. Discover Inuit ceramics, Chinese and Japanese porcelain, pottery from the Ancient Americas, and more!
We're posting family-friendly art activities inspired by our collection and the endless possibilities of clay. Visit our Family Day page for weekly crafts, colouring pages, and more fun art projects that you can enjoy at home.
Every object in our permanent collection can be accessed through our eMuseum portal. Learn about individual collecting areas, like Italian Maiolica or Modern and Contemporary Ceramics, or search the full collection by keyword. You'll be amazed by what you discover!
We’re closed until further notice, but we’re planning for the day when we can again welcome visitors. We encourage you to make a gift to the Gardiner. This will be vital for when we reopen, and is the optimistic message we all need.
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 […]
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 […]
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