We're delighted to announce that the Gardiner Museum will reopen to the public with two days of free admission on Saturday July 11 and Sunday July 12. From July 13 onward, we'll resume our regular hours and admission rates. It seems we've been gone so long—we miss you and can't wait to welcome you back! Please read about our new health and safety protocols before your visit.
During our temporary closure, we're posting exhibitions and selections from our collection online. Discover Inuit ceramics, Chinese and Japanese porcelain, pottery from the Ancient Americas, and more!
We're excited to present a new live series hosted by Chief Curator Sequoia Miller in which an artist will share three of their artworks and speak about them in connection to a larger theme. On Thursday July 9 at 1 pm, Azza El Siddique, a Sudanese-Canadian interdisciplinary artist working in sculpture, installation, painting, photography, and film, will discuss three of her artworks in the context of the theme “Absence”. Registration is free!
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!
We’re closed until further notice, but we’re planning for the day when we can again welcome visitors. We encourage you to make a gift to the Gardiner. This will be vital for when we reopen, and is the optimistic message we all need.
Inspired by the transformative potential of clay, the Community Arts Space, established in 2016, is the Gardiner’s incubator for arts-based community projects. This year, we’ve partnered with Turtle House Art/Play Centre, FCJ Refugee Centre, and ArtHeart to engage more than forty youth, adults, and seniors in clay workshops.
With the Museum temporarily closed as a result of COVID-19, we’ve reimagined Community Arts Space 2020 (CAS2020) as a series of community healing activities that connect participants to one another through artistic production despite their physical isolation.
When the Museum reopens, our community participants will be invited into our clay studios to create work that responds to the themes of comfort, care, and hope. These works highlighting intergenerational dialogues will be displayed in our Exhibition Hall, tentatively scheduled for December 2020.
Turtle House Art/Play Centre is an organization designed primarily for children and families from refugee backgrounds to explore their creativity, play, express themselves, and make meaningful connections. Turtle House envisions and is dedicated to playing a vital role in building a Toronto where refugees and immigrants are welcomed, arts flourish in every neighbourhood, and people are encouraged to explore their creativity. Learn more
FCJ Refugee Centre serves refugees and others at risk due to their immigration status, and welcomes anyone asking for advice, counsel, and support regarding their refugee or immigration claim process. Learn more
ArtHeart provides free visual arts education, programs, materials, and healthy snacks to the children and youth, as well as hot, nutritious meals to adults and seniors living in Regent Park and the surrounding neighbourhoods. ArtHeart offers participants a supportive environment in which they can create and learn, build self-esteem, and develop life skills. Learn more
Creating with Salt Clay
Make Your Own Goofus
Make a Tulipiere
Make and Break
Celebrate National Indigenous History Month (low-relief sculptures)
Colourful Pots for Pride
Make a Bust
Bottle Vase with Scarab Beetle
Owl Effigy Bottle
Lying Down Cow by Joe Fafard
Tracking Financial Losses Due to COVID-19
Apply for the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit
Digital Originals Mico Innovation Grants
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