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.
Please note: Acquisitions are currently on hold. You may still contact us and your name will be added a list which will be reviewed once acquisitions resume.
Since opening in 1984, The Gardiner Museum’s collection has continued to grow and flourish, mostly thanks to the generous donations of ceramics from collectors from around the globe. If you think you may have a piece or a collection that may be of interest to us, please refer to our Guide to Donations for frequently asked questions and submit the form below.
Museum staff are not able to offer object identifications, financial appraisals or valuations of objects to the general public. This policy is in accordance with the International Council of Museums (ICOM) Code of Ethics for Museums. Please contact The Art Dealers Association of Canada or the Canadian Antique Dealers Association for assistance with your appraisal needs.
Collection Donation Form
The Gardiner Museum is happy to consider proposed donations of ceramic objects for its collection. We will also accept related books and non-ceramic materials. To find out if your objects are suitable for our collection, please complete and submit the form below. We will review your offer as quickly as we can, but please be advised it may take several weeks to receive a response. To learn more about the donation process and your options for donation, please consult the Guide to Donations.
Please do not send or drop off the materials you wish to donate until you have heard from a museum representative.
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