We're thrilled to welcome you back safely to the Gardiner with new exhibitions, hands-on activities, studio classes, dining, shopping, and more. Please note that all visitors 12 and older must show proof of full vaccination. Plan your visit today!
Renaissance Venice was a multicultural metropolis at the intersection of trade routes linking Europe to the Islamic World, with pigments, spices, and luxury objects flowing through the city. Discover a sensory world of more than 110 objects, including Venetian ceramics and glass, Islamic metalware, and contemporary art. Plan your visit now!
Feeling stressed? In our four-week mindfulness workshops, registered art therapist Suzanne Thomson will show you a series of clay hand-building exercises to help you relax and reconnect with the present. The first class starts on October 28, so act fast!
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 need your support to continue to offer innovative and engaging exhibitions, programs, and community projects online, as well as plan for the future. Please consider making a donation to help us build community with clay.
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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