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 for the Santa Claus Parade Brunch. Enjoy a delicious buffet with one of the best views of the parade in the city. Space is limited so book your spot early!
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!
Join us on November 21 for the opening of the International Ceramic Art Fair and be the first to see and purchase exceptional ceramics by women-identified artists. Proceeds from the event support the Gardiner's clay education and outreach programs. Buy your ticket 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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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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