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
Executive Chef Bianca Azupardo presents inspired seasonal menus that showcase locally-sourced ingredients, complemented by stunning views of the city.
Savour: Food Culture in the Age of Enlightenment closes January 19! Journey back in time to the kitchen gardens of Versailles and the intimate dining room of an amorous couple. Feast your eyes on porcelain peas, glass macarons, knitted cheese, and more fun surprises before they're gone.
Our popular March Break Camps give kids the opportunity to explore their creativity through clay, meet new friends, and learn hands-on skills under the guidance of a professional artist. Spots are filling up quickly. Register now!
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!
Journey around the world with some of Toronto’s favourite designers! Featuring twelve one-of-a-kind decorated trees inspired by twelve different countries.
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. 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.
Arren Williams, The Bay
Cobi Ladner, Cobistyle
Del Weale, Del Weale Interior Design Ltd. and Suzanne Davison, Suzanne Davison Interior Design Inc.
Bert Browne, Earthwork Floral Design
Julia West and Isabella Dabrowiecki, Julia West Home
Michelle Mawby, Lucid Interior Design Inc.
Robert King, Karen King and Jasmine King-Niit, Norma King Design Inc.
Hilary Farr, Hilary Farr Design
Robert Tanz, Robert Tanz Interior Design
Susan Taylor, Susan Taylor Interior Design and Katherine Burke, Katherine Burke Design in collaboration with artist, Robin Muller
Ralph Neal and Jonathon Neal, Upper Canada House Ltd
Samantha Pynn, Samantha Pynn Inc.
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