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!
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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