Join à la Carte Kitchen Inc. at the Gardiner Bistro for lunch from Sunday to Friday in the third-floor Terrace Room with stunning views overlooking the city.
For the past thirty-five years, acclaimed Canadian artist Steven Heinemann has transformed the medium of ceramics in Canada. This major retrospective featuring more than 70 objects examines Heinemann’s fascinating and evolving process.
Register for our new two-hour clay mindfulness workshops led by a registered art therapist. Through an open studio practice, participants will learn to focus their attention on the dance between breath and clay, awakening to the present moment.
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!
Everyone can love clay! Become a Friend at one of the world’s great specialty museums and enjoy the benefits, including unlimited admission, invitations to exhibition previews and special events, discounts on lectures and clay classes, and more.
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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