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
Join us for lunch at CLAY Restaurant overlooking Queen's Park. Executive Chef Bianca Azupardo presents seasonal menus that showcase locally-sourced ingredients, complemented by design that highlights the Museum's focus on ceramics.
The Gardiner Museum is always adding to our collection of both historical and contemporary ceramics. Our current lobby exhibition brings together a selection of modern and contemporary works acquired since the arrival of Chief Curator Sequoia Miller in April 2018 and on display for the first time.
Our popular clay-based Summer Camps give kids ages 6 - 14 the opportunity to explore their creativity through clay, meet new friends, and learn hands-on skills under the guidance of a professional artist. Register early before they sell out!
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!
Support the Gardiner's mission to champion clay, build community, and promote arts education. All of our memberships include a full year of free admission to the Museum, as well as discounts at CLAY Restaurant and the Gardiner Shop, and start and at just $30!
The Gardiner wants to authentically create space for the counter-archives and lived experiences of local Queer, Trans, Indigenous, Black and People of Colour (QTIBPOC) communities.
In partnership with The 519, the Transformative Justice Project will navigate how models of restorative justice can address oppressive systems. Spurred by the violence experienced within the Church and Wellesley area in 2017, and the ongoing violent realities for 2-Spirit, queer, and trans communities broadly, the Gardiner and The 519 seek to support projects that view conflict through the lens of community and transformational justice. We are looking for projects that consider alternatives to the criminal justice system and engage in collaborative, therapeutic art making with residents and community members to explore what access to justice and police accountability look like.
Project participants will access space at The 519 for up to 16 hours of skill-sharing workshop programming that supports peer-to-peer learning.
Applicants for the Transformative Justice Project must propose a project for QTIBPOC communities that would include a minimum of six skills-sharing workshops at The 519 every Thursday evening (5 – 8 pm) during the months of April and May 2019. Knowledge exchanges and/or works created by participants must be part of the final exhibition during the designated July 30 – August 15 exhibition run. The project will have two days for installation (July 30 and August 1) and one day for teardown (August 15) in the Gardiner’s Exhibition Hall, with support from an installer.
Priority with be given to applicants who:
DEADLINE EXTENDED: Please complete and submit the below online application form by 5 pm on Friday January 18, 2019.
Please address all queries to:
Programs Manager, Organizer of Community Arts Space
111 Queen’s Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C7
email@example.com • 416-408-5061
111 Queen's Park
Canada, M5S 2C7