The Gardiner is thrilled to announce the launch of CLAY, an original in-house restaurant offering seasonal menus of fresh, local fare in collaboration with The Food Dudes.
Ai Weiwei is one of the world’s most influential artists and human rights activists, and one of China’s most formidable critics. Ai Weiwei: Unbroken features a selection of the artist's most iconic ceramics, and marks the international debut of new work. Opens February 28!
Drawing from the Gardiner’s own collection and artist Ai Weiwei’s practice in traditional Chinese craft, Dr. Maris Boyd Gillette explores how Jingdezhen porcelain has inspired ceramists to create, copy, and counterfeit its glories.
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.
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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