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!
Toronto’s favourite neighbourhoods come to life in this year’s edition of 12 Trees at the Gardiner Museum, a holiday exhibition where one-of-a-kind Christmas trees glitter throughout the galleries. This year, twelve teams of the city’s top designers take favourite neighbourhoods as their muse, reinventing Christmas with a Toronto spin. See designer versions of Leslieville, Chinatown, Mirvish Village, Greektown, and more.
Exhibition Programs & Events
Friday December 12, 6 to 8 pm
Bistro Music Series: Holiday Edition
Enjoy a live musical performance of traditional Christmas carols by the Glenn Gould School of Music’s Emma Schmiedecke (cello) and Chris Au (piano) along with a festive 3-course dinner by Chef Simon Kattar.
Sundays, 11 am to 4 pm
Enjoy family activities every Sunday, with a special Christmas-themed Family Sunday on December 7.
Black Family Foundation
Julie West and Richard Wernham
Lisa and Paul Kirk
111 Queen's Park
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