In accordance with the announcement by the provincial government, the Gardiner Museum has closed temporarily. The health and safety of our visitors, staff, and the wider community remains our top priority. We'll continue to provide you with engaging digital content to keep us connected while the galleries are closed.
During our temporary closure, we're posting exhibitions and selections from our collection online. Discover Inuit ceramics, Chinese and Japanese porcelain, pottery from the Ancient Americas, and more!
On Thursday April 29 at 1 pm, join us for a free online lecture with Professor Alison McQueen, who will discuss the significant contributions of women working at Sèvres in the first century of its history. The presentation will feature works from leading international porcelain collections and bring attention to the often-overlooked roles of women retouching glaze, laying down prints, and burnishing. Register now!
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!
With the Museum closed temporarily, we need your support to continue to offer innovative and engaging exhibitions, programs, and community projects online, as well as plan for the future. Please consider making a donation to 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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