We're delighted to announce that the Gardiner Museum will reopen to the public with two days of free admission on Saturday July 11 and Sunday July 12. From July 13 onward, we'll resume our regular hours and admission rates. It seems we've been gone so long—we miss you and can't wait to welcome you back! Please read about our new health and safety protocols before your visit.
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!
We're excited to present a new live series hosted by Chief Curator Sequoia Miller in which an artist will share three of their artworks and speak about them in connection to a larger theme. On Thursday July 9 at 1 pm, Azza El Siddique, a Sudanese-Canadian interdisciplinary artist working in sculpture, installation, painting, photography, and film, will discuss three of her artworks in the context of the theme “Absence”. Registration is free!
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!
We’re closed until further notice, but we’re planning for the day when we can again welcome visitors. We encourage you to make a gift to the Gardiner. This will be vital for when we reopen, and is the optimistic message we all need.
Many people’s lives have been touched by the love of a dog. Whether status symbol, fashion accessory, or loyal companion, dogs have captured not only our hearts, but also our imaginations. Drawn from the Gardiner Museum’s permanent collection as well as local private collections, Best in Show brings together works highlighting the relationships between dogs and their owners. These historical and modern ceramics demonstrate the constantly evolving role of dogs as symbols and sources of meaning with an array of canine imagery ranging from the cuddly to the ferocious.
LINDY BARROW AND SHARON KLEIM
Image: Pair of Bolognese Hounds, Meissen Porcelain Manufactory, Model by Johann Joachim Kaendler, 19th century, Hard paste porcelain with overglaze enamels, Anonymous Loan
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