In accordance with the announcement by the provincial government, the Gardiner Museum has closed temporarily. The health and safety of our visitors, staff, and the wider community remains our top priority. We'll continue to provide you with engaging digital content to keep us connected while the galleries are closed.
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!
On Thursday April 29 at 1 pm, join us for a free online lecture with Professor Alison McQueen, who will discuss the significant contributions of women working at Sèvres in the first century of its history. The presentation will feature works from leading international porcelain collections and bring attention to the often-overlooked roles of women retouching glaze, laying down prints, and burnishing. Register now!
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!
With the Museum closed temporarily, 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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