Like many of you, we have been closely following the developments of COVID-19. The Gardiner Museum is closed temporarily as of March 14, 2020.
We will continue to take guidance from our public health officials regarding the duration of the closure and will post updates to our website and social media channels as they become available. We are grateful for your support and thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to navigate this challenging time. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Gardiner soon.
Our spring sessional classes and workshops scheduled for April and May have been cancelled. Refunds will be issued automatically.
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!
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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