The Gardiner is now open from Thursday - Sunday, including free weekend admission! There's plenty of space to reconnect and amazing art to discover in all corners of the Museum. Clay Restaurant is still open Tuesday - Sunday. Reservations fill up fast, so book your table early. Please read our new health and safety policies before you visit.
From sticky to crusty, pliable to powdery, and shaped to shapeless, clay’s ability to transform in real time is prompting a new generation of artists to explore the possibilities of this ancient material. RAW features new work by four artists who are pushing boundaries with unfired clay: Cassils, Magdolene Dykstra, Azza El Siddique, and Linda Swanson. See it now!
We're firing up the kilns again! Join us on Saturdays and Sundays from 1 - 3 pm for drop in clay classes in our pottery studios. We've reduced our class sizes to allow for safe physical distancing, and instituted new health and safety protocols. Registration opens online at 10 am on the morning of the class. We can't wait to see you back in the studios!
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!
As we begin to welcome visitors back to the Gardiner, we need your support to continue offering innovative and engaging exhibitions, programs, and community projects on site and online. Make a donation and help us build community with clay.
The Gardiner Museum promotes the potential of clay on a grand scale and encourages access and community engagement through the display of public art.
In 2013, the Gardiner unveiled a monumental work by Japanese-American artist Jun Kaneko in front of the Museum. Kaneko is best known for creating large-scale ceramic sculptures and installations. This was his first major public installation in Toronto.
In 2018, a new work by Canadian artist Shary Boyle was revealed on the Gardiner Plaza. Cracked Wheat was selected by a five-person jury as part of the Gardiner Museum Ceramic Sculpture Competition launched in 2016. The sculpture was commission by La Fondation Emmanuelle Gattuso with support from the City of Toronto.
1. Jun Kaneko, Untitled (head), 2002
2. Jun Kaneko, Untitled (head), 2002.
3. Shary Boyle, Cracked Wheat, 2018.
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