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.
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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.
Executive Chef Bianca Azupardo presents inspired seasonal menus that showcase locally-sourced ingredients, complemented by stunning views of the city.
You're invited on a journey from the steamy kitchens of cooks who advocated light, flavourful cuisine centuries before our time to the dining rooms of connoisseurs who relished their meals served on newly-invented vessels. Be transported back to the 18th century through stunning objects, decadent recipes, amusing stories, and theatrical sets. Plan your visit to Savour: Food Culture in the Age of Enlightenment now!
On December 10, award-winning Cree journalist Connie Walker moderates a panel featuring exhibiting artists Cannupa Hanska Luger and Kali Spitzer, as well as Cora McGuire-Cyrette, Executive Director of the Ontario Native Women’s Health Association. The conversation will centre on the role of visual art in addressing the crisis of murdered and missing Indigenous women, girls, queer, and trans community members. Get tickets 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!
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Part of the programming for Janet Macpherson: A Canadian Bestiary
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In a 2011 survey, the Wikimedia Foundation found that less than 10% of its contributors identify as female, while only 15% of the English Wikipedia’s biographies are about women. As part of the Art + Feminism global initiative to get more content related to women in the arts on the world’s largest online encyclopedia, join us for a communal updating of Wikipedia entries on notable Canadian women, trans and/or gender non-conforming artists, scholars and historians in art, craft and design.
Our Edit-a-thon kicks off at 11:00 am with a conversation on contemporary feminism, ceramics, and community featuring artists Janet Macpherson and Helen Cho, and moderated by curator Karine Tsoumis. Following the discussion, participants are encouraged to form breakout groups and spend the afternoon ensuring a gender inclusive history within Wikipedia’s vast database.
Bring your laptop, power cord, and ideas for entries that need updating or creation. No Wikipedia editing experience required—a workshop for newcomers will be provided as well as one-on-one coaching. People of all gender identities and expressions are welcomed to attend.
In partnership with Art + Feminism.
About Art + Feminism
Art and Feminism is an annual worldwide edit-a-thon to add content to Wikipedia about female artists. The project, founded by Siân Evans, Jacqueline Mabey, Michael Mandiberg, and Laurel Ptak has been described as “a massive multinational effort to correct a persistent bias in Wikipedia, which is disproportionally written by and about men.”
About Janet Macpherson
Janet Macpherson began studying ceramics at Sheridan College in 1999 while living in Toronto, Ontario. For six years she maintained a studio practice in Toronto, making functional ceramics, participating in exhibitions, and selling her work at various Toronto galleries. In 2008 she began her MFA in ceramics at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio where she explored a more figurative approach to ceramics. She has shown her new work extensively in exhibitions across the United States.
Janet held an artist-in-residence/faculty position at Sheridan College in the 2012 Fall Semester, and was an artist in residence at the Harboufront Centre in Toronto from 2011 – 2014. In 2013 she was the recipient of the Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics, given by Clay and Glass Gallery in Waterloo, Ontario, and in 2014 she was artist in residence at the Zentrum Fur Keramik in Berlin, Germany. She has work in the collection of the Gardiner Museum of Ceremic Art in Toronto, ON, and the Burlington Arts Centre in Burlington, ON. Janet lives and works in Toronto, ON.
About Helen Cho
Helen Cho is an artist based in Toronto. She received a MA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths College, University of London (UK). Her artworks have been exhibited at Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin; Kunstverein Wolfsberg, Berlin; Kumho Museum, Seoul; National Musuem of Contemporary Arts, South Korea; Artspeak, Vancouver; Articule, Monteral; Galerie Martin van Zomeren, Amsterdam;Galerie Magnus Müller, Berlin; G Gallery, Toronto; Onomatopee, Eindhoven, among others. She has participated in artists-in-residences at Ssamziespace, Seoul; the Banff Centre, Banff; and European Ceramic Work Centre, Oisterwijk, the Netherlands.
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