The Gardiner Museum is a destination that inspires and connects people, art, and ideas through clay, one of the world’s oldest art forms. Year‐round the Museum mounts special exhibitions, events, lectures, and clay classes to complement its permanent collection.
This landmark show explores more than seven decades of Nordic aesthetic influence on Canadian design. The first exhibition of its kind, True Nordic features over 100 works by more than 60 designers. The works reflect a simple yet vital Scandinavian aesthetic tied to natural forms, materials, and imagery, and a desire to create attractive, functional objects.
This week-long camp is open to kids ages 7-14 with all levels of experience. They will create crazy creatures and learn how to sculpt functional ceramic pieces as well as how to decorate using glazes.
The Gail Brooker Ceramic Research Library is a comprehensive reference centre for research in the field of ceramics. The collection was founded in 1988 when George R. Gardiner donated 387 books, periodicals, journals, and engravings relating to the history, production, style, and sources of European ceramics. Today the collection includes over 2,500 volumes, in addition […]
Each year, people like you help the Gardiner maintain the exhibitions, collections and programs that contribute to the vitality of Toronto by engaging an increasingly diverse population and helping to create community through shared experience.
The Gardiner Museum is an inspiring destination that connects people, art and ideas through clay. It’s also Canada’s national ceramics museum and is therefore committed to celebrating Canadian artists and their work.
The Gardiner Museum established The Raphael Yu Centre of Canadian Ceramics to acknowledge the generosity of Raphael Yu. Mr. Yu donated an extraordinary collection of contemporary Canadian ceramics to the Gardiner, and he has made an irrevocable planned gift to create an endowment which will allow the Gardiner to collect Canadian ceramics and create programs that celebrate this material in perpetuity.
The Raphael Yu Center of Canadian Ceramics is a virtual destination at the Gardiner Museum and the rubric under which all activity related to Canadian ceramic art will be organized. The core activities of the Yu Centre include the collection, research, publication and exhibition of Canadian ceramics, as well as programs that feature Canadian artists and/or their work.
Research & Collections
The Gardiner Museum’s collection of Canadian ceramics is available to interested artists, curators, students, scholars and others via the Museum’s collections database. This database includes current research on all objects in the Museum’s collection. View the collection
The Gardiner Museum celebrates and documents its exhibitions and permanent collections by publishing scholarly and beautifully illustrated catalogues. These publications are available in the Gardiner Shop. Digital publications featuring Canadian ceramics will be available via The Raphael Yu Centre for Canadian Ceramics. View publications
The Gardiner Museum strives to present original, provocative and visually arresting exhibitions that capture the public imagination. Its program will feature exhibitions that showcase Canadian artists and their work. The Museum will maintain an archive of past exhibitions on its web site and all exhibitions featuring Canadian ceramics will be available via The Raphael Yu Centre of Canadian Ceramics.
The Gardiner Museum offers a stimulating program schedule to enrich the experience it offers and to further engage its community. All programs are promoted via the Museum’s web site. Programs featuring Canadian ceramic artists and/or their work will be documented and archived in The Raphael Yu Centre for Canadian ceramics.
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