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Ai Weiwei. Courtesy of Ai Weiwei Studio.
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Grade 3 - 12

Ai Weiwei: Unbroken

How can ceramics address issues of social justice? How can art and activism respond to the challenges of our modern world and the global economy? Bring your students to the exhibition Ai Weiwei: Unbroken and engage in social action through art!

Ai Weiwei is one of the world’s most influential artists and human rights activists. The exhibition Ai Weiwei: Unbroken focuses on his multimedia and ceramic works, exploring themes of boundary breaking, human rights, and freedom of speech and migration. Half and full day programs are available.

  • Curriculum Connections: History, Geography, English, World History, Social Studies, Environmental Studies, The Arts, Canadian History, Science and Technology, Social Studies, English, The Arts, History, and Geography
  • Studio Project: Vessels, Found Objects, Deconstruction and Social Action

Students will get a tour of the exhibition followed by a hands-on clay workshop.

Students will get an opportunity to sketch and explore the gallery in depth with guided observation exercises, audio-visual material and discussion. In the afternoon students will partake in a hands-on clay class.


Program Details

$15*Full-Day Program
$9*Half-Day Program
$7Guided Tour
Free**Unguided Tour

* Optional $3 kiln firing fee. Firing takes 10 to 14 business days. Please add a $5 processing fee per group.

** Registration required, please fill out the form by clicking “Book a Visit” button below.

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1. Ai Weiwei. Photo courtesy Ai Weiwei Studio

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300 B.C. - A.D. 200
Earthenware with white on red slip paint
Gift of George and Helen Gardiner, G83.1.56

3. Shaman’s Head (II), 2006, Gift of the Museum of Inuit Art G16.13.8