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
Reserve your table for the Santa Claus Parade Brunch. Enjoy a delicious buffet with one of the best views of the parade in the city. Space is limited so book your spot early!
You're invited on a journey from the steamy kitchens of cooks who advocated light, flavourful cuisine centuries before our time to the dining rooms of connoisseurs who relished their meals served on newly-invented vessels. Be transported back to the 18th century through stunning objects, decadent recipes, amusing stories, and theatrical sets. Plan your visit to Savour: Food Culture in the Age of Enlightenment now!
Join us on November 21 for the opening of the International Ceramic Art Fair and be the first to see and purchase exceptional ceramics by women-identified artists. Proceeds from the event support the Gardiner's clay education and outreach programs. Buy your ticket 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!
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.
This year, Canada’s leading designers and artists have been invited to re-imagine the Christmas trees both aesthetically and conceptually for a bold, new direction for the Gardiner Museum’s 27th annual 12 Trees exhibition.
Hunter Lewis Lake
Jenn E. Norton
The Stratford Festival
Susanne Shaw for Holt Renfrew
The Ukrainian Museum of Canada
Exhibition Programs & Events
November 12 to January 3
Give the Gift of Creativity
In partnership with Forests Ontario and Ontario Wood, the Gardiner Museum celebrates 12 Trees with a 40-foot tree designed by Dee Dee Eustace of Taylor Hannah Architect. Help decorate our tree with a $5 clay ornament, and your gift will allow us to offer a special holiday clay workshop for children in need.
November 12 to 27
Spreading the Joy of Creativity
Toronto retailers and businesses have joined us in celebrating The Joy of Creativity this holiday with window installations featuring stunning trees. Spot the logo in a store window and vote for your favourite tree via Twitter using the hashtag #SpreadtheJoyTO.
Tuesday December 1, 7 to 11 pm
G Party Gala
Celebrate The Joy of Creativity at the Gardiner Museum’s signature holiday gala. Guests will enjoy inventive cuisine, live performances, and other surprises embodying the spirit of creativity.
12 Trees Market & Gardiner Friends Day
Celebrate 12 Trees: The Joy of Creativity on Gardiner Friends Day. Bring unlimited guests, enjoy complimentary refreshments, and a special Friends discount of 20% off regular merchandise in the shop and market.
December 5 & December 12
Holiday Clay Workshop
Join us for a two-session class this December as you prepare for the winter holidays. Work with our potter Lynn to make a candle holder, Menorah, Christmas tree or ornament out of clay.
$45 General; $38 Gardiner Friends
December 6, 11 am – 4 pm
Bring the kids for paper crafts, cookie decorating, hands-on clay activities and more! Free with admission.
The G Party
Join us at the G Party gala on December 1, a vibrant event to celebrate the Joy of Creativity. In addition to the exhibition, guests will enjoy inventive cuisine, live performances, and other surprises embodying the spirit of creativity.
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