The Gardiner is now open from Thursday - Sunday, including free weekend admission! There's plenty of space to reconnect and amazing art to discover in all corners of the Museum. Clay Restaurant is still open Tuesday - Sunday. Reservations fill up fast, so book your table early. Please read our new health and safety policies before you visit.
From sticky to crusty, pliable to powdery, and shaped to shapeless, clay’s ability to transform in real time is prompting a new generation of artists to explore the possibilities of this ancient material. RAW features new work by four artists who are pushing boundaries with unfired clay: Cassils, Magdolene Dykstra, Azza El Siddique, and Linda Swanson. See it now!
We're firing up the kilns again! Join us on Saturdays and Sundays from 1 - 3 pm for drop in clay classes in our pottery studios. We've reduced our class sizes to allow for safe physical distancing, and instituted new health and safety protocols. Registration opens online at 10 am on the morning of the class. We can't wait to see you back in the studios!
Every object in our permanent collection can be accessed through our eMuseum portal. Learn about individual collecting areas, like Italian Maiolica or Modern and Contemporary Ceramics, or search the full collection by keyword. You'll be amazed by what you discover!
As we begin to welcome visitors back to the Gardiner, we need your support to continue offering innovative and engaging exhibitions, programs, and community projects on site and online. Make a donation and help us build community with clay.
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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