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
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.
Executive Chef Bianca Azupardo presents inspired seasonal menus that showcase locally-sourced ingredients, complemented by stunning views of the city.
You're invited on a journey from the steamy kitchens of cooks who advocated light, flavourful cuisine centuries before our time to the dining rooms of connoisseurs who relished their meals served on newly-invented vessels. Be transported back to the 18th century through stunning objects, decadent recipes, amusing stories, and theatrical sets. Plan your visit to Savour: Food Culture in the Age of Enlightenment now!
On December 10, award-winning Cree journalist Connie Walker moderates a panel featuring exhibiting artists Cannupa Hanska Luger and Kali Spitzer, as well as Cora McGuire-Cyrette, Executive Director of the Ontario Native Women’s Health Association. The conversation will centre on the role of visual art in addressing the crisis of murdered and missing Indigenous women, girls, queer, and trans community members. Get tickets 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!
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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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