The Gardiner Museum is a destination that inspires and connects people, art, and ideas through clay, one of the world’s oldest art forms. Year‐round the Museum holds special exhibitions, events, lectures, and clay classes to complement its permanent collection.
This landmark show explores more than seven decades of Nordic aesthetic influence on Canadian design. The first exhibition of its kind, True Nordic features over 100 works by more than 60 designers. The works reflect a simple yet vital Scandinavian aesthetic tied to natural forms, materials, and imagery, and a desire to create attractive, functional objects.
Beginner- Advanced Ages 10-16 Earthenware Clay Wheel throwing 70 commercial brushing glazes 8 sessions Let your creativity shine through wheel thrown clay! Learn that wheel throwing can be more than a plate a bowl or a cup! Come and make functional, sculptural and fun decorative pieces using the pottery wheel! Learn the skills to throw […]
The Gardiner Museum is Canada’s national museum of ceramics. It is one of a small number of specialized museums of ceramics in the world. Ceramic is the term we use to describe any object, whether created for practical, ritual or ornamental use, that is made of clay and fired. There are many different types of […]
Each year, people like you help the Gardiner maintain the exhibitions, collections and programs that contribute to the vitality of Toronto by engaging an increasingly diverse population and helping to create community through shared experience.
November 17 – December 9, 2012
Journey around the world with some of Toronto’s favourite designers! Featuring 12 one-of-a-kind decorated trees inspired by 12 different countries.
NO ONE DOES CHRISTMAS LIKE THE GARDINER MUSEUM
THE GARDINER MUSEUM OFFERS FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY THIS HOLIDAY SEASON
TORONTO (October 4, 2012) – The Twelve Trees of Christmas gala on November 15, 2012 is the unofficial kick off to the holiday season in Toronto. Presented by Bruce Etherington & Associates and London Life, the spectacular trees unveiled at the gala will be exhibited at the Museum from November 17 – December 9, 2012. Each tree has been decorated by one of Toronto’s top designers including: Hilary Farr, of W Network’s Love it or List it; Michelle Mawby, resident design expert for the Marilyn Denis Show; and Samantha Pynn, host and principal designer of Summer Home on HGTV Canada, as well as contributing design editor for Chatelaine Magazine and a columnist for the National Post.
This year’s Christmas tree theme is “A Child’s Christmas…” celebrating Christmas traditions and festivals of light from all around the world. To kick off this yearly Toronto tradition, the Museum will hold its annual Twelve Trees of Christmas Gala on November 15. Experience a night of glitz and glamour and enjoy a signature winter themed menu created by Chef Jamie Kennedy. The Gardiner is proud to partner with CTV’s Toy Mountain campaign. Gala guests and visitors during the Twelve Trees exhibition are encouraged to bring an unwrapped toy and place it under the special Toy Mountain tree “It’s a Toy World After All.” This annual exhibition entertains and engages thousands of children and families. After being exhibited at the Gardiner, the trees go to charities, chosen by the generous individuals and corporations who purchased them, to help spread the spirit of the season throughout Toronto.
In addition, guests visiting the Gardiner Café between November 17 and December 9 will enjoy a festive and delicious holiday fare prepared by renowned Chef Jamie Kennedy, in his fully transformed, full service POP Up Restaurant. As reservations are recommended, please call (416) 408-0188 to save your space.
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