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!
Women, Art, & Social Change: The Newcomb Pottery Enterprise tells the inspirational story of a group of women in the Deep South who achieved economic independence through making and selling pottery, and by establishing Newcomb Pottery, one of the most iconic arts and crafts brands of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Acclaimed British Artist, Clare Twomey Confronts 18th century in her first Canadian Exhibit Dramatic tableau of haunting narratives featured in performative installation OCTOBER 4 – JANUARY 4, 2015 TORONTO, SEPTEMBER 19, 2015—Piece by Piece,an exhibit by acclaimed British ceramic artist, Clare Twomey, will open at the Gardiner Museum in Toronto on October 4, as part […]
You may recall that in 2007 that the Gardiner Museum won high praise from the Pug Awards when our building won the People’s Choice Award for Best Commercial & Institutional Building. Last night we were once again honoured – this time with the Pug Award’s Best of the Best Architecture Award in Toronto of the […]
SCENE ON THE PLAZA Outdoor Summer Art Party Series launches at the Gardiner Museum for Five Friday Evenings Only June 27 – July 25 Weekly-themed events feature live music & DJs, food & drink, and access to the Gardiner galleries and special exhibition CAMP FIRES This summer, Yorkville’s Gardiner Museum launches SCENE ON THE PLAZA, […]
Gardiner Museum presents Provocative Exhibition CAMP FIRES: THE QUEER BAROQUE OF LÉOPOLD L. FOULEM, PAUL MATHIEU AND RICHARD MILETTE May 29 – September 1 Sensual Show a Major Partner Event for WorldPride Camp Fires: The Queer Baroque of Léopold L. Foulem, Paul Mathieu and Richard Milette opens at the Gardiner Museum May 29 and runs […]
30 OBJECTS 30 INSIGHTS Gardiner Museum book celebrates 30 outstanding objects from renowned collection and commemorates 30th anniversary of Canada’s national ceramics museum The Gardiner Museum commemorates 30 years as Canada’s national ceramics museum with the publication of 30 Objects 30 Insights by Black Dog Publishing (London, UK). This richly illustrated book focuses on 30 […]
MUSEUM’S PROVOCATIVE GAY EXHIBITION CAMP FIRES: THE QUEER BAROQUE OF LÉOPOLD L. FOULEM, PAUL MATHIEU AND RICHARD MILETTE MAY 29 – SEPTEMBER 14, 2014 AN OFFICIAL MAJOR PARTNER EVENT FOR INTERNATIONAL GAY AND LESBIAN FESTIVAL The Gardiner Museum is proud to announce the Museum and its gay summer exhibition, Camp Fires: The Queer Baroque of […]
TORONTO – October 16, 2013 – Taking home a prize of $10,000, Amélie Proulx from Quebec was thrilled to be announced as the winner of the 3rd Annual RBC Emerging Artist People’s Choice Award at a public reception at the Gardiner Museum last night. Like much of her work, her piece, entitled Jardinet Mécanique explores […]
TORONTO – August 29, 2013 – The Board of Directors of the Gardiner Museum is pleased to announce its new Executive Director and CEO, Kelvin Browne, effective November 4, 2013. Currently Vice President Communication at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, Browne is a seasoned executive with 9 years of experience at the ROM in […]
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