The Gardiner Museum is closed temporarily in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Check our homepage for a rotating selection of online resources and digital art experiences that you can enjoy at home. Be sure to sign up for our e-newsletter and follow us on social media for your daily ceramics fix.
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 posting family-friendly art activities inspired by our collection and the endless possibilities of clay. Visit our Family Day page for weekly crafts, colouring pages, and more fun art projects that you can enjoy at home.
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.
Presented by Nordstrom
Curated by Douglas Coupland and Ben Mills
The Gardiner kicked off the holiday season with a sold-out 12 Trees Gala, presented by Nordstrom. Patrons were treated to a vibrant evening filled with art, gourmet delicacies, entertainment, and more—all inspired by light, a symbol of hope that we can all share this holiday season.
We extend our deepest thanks to everyone who joined us, as well as to the many sponsors and supporters who helped make our most important fundraiser of the year such a success! This year’s Gala raised a record $120,000 in support of the Gardiner’s education and outreach programs.
Check out the Facebook album for photos from the Gala.
With thanks to our 12 Trees Committee:
Anne-Marie H. Applin, Co-chair
Anjli Patel, Co-chair
Gen Blouin, Donna Dooher, Karra Greenwood, Elise Orenstein, Karen Rice, Wendy Sandwith, Antoinette Tummillo, Claudia Valladolid
With thanks to our 12 Trees Honorary Committee:
Senator Salma Ataullahjan, Co-chair
Senator Nicole Eaton, Co-chair
Angela Feldman, Co-chair
Gail Appel, Salah Bachir, Daniel Bain, Kim Bozak, Stephen Dembroski, James Eaton, Senator Linda Frum, Emmanuelle Gattuso, Maxine Granovsky Gluskin, Trinity Jackman, JoAnne Korten, Barbara Macdonald, Myles Mindham, Rosemary Phelan, Lynda Prince, Jennifer Rogers, Ellen Roland, Dee Dee Taylor Eustace
Exhibition & Gala Partners
Rosemary Phelan, Langar Foundation
The Citrine Foundation of Canada
In Kind Sponsors
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