We're delighted to announce that the Gardiner Museum will reopen to the public with two days of free admission on Saturday July 11 and Sunday July 12. From July 13 onward, we'll resume our regular hours and admission rates. It seems we've been gone so long—we miss you and can't wait to welcome you back! Please read about our new health and safety protocols before your visit.
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 excited to present a new live series hosted by Chief Curator Sequoia Miller in which an artist will share three of their artworks and speak about them in connection to a larger theme. On Thursday July 9 at 1 pm, Azza El Siddique, a Sudanese-Canadian interdisciplinary artist working in sculpture, installation, painting, photography, and film, will discuss three of her artworks in the context of the theme “Absence”. Registration is free!
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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