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.
Ceramic artist Catharina Goldnau, Sheridan College graduate and recipient of the 2018 Gardiner Museum Award, presents recent work in this lobby display.
About the Artist
Catharina grew up in northern Germany, close to the East German border. In Canada, she pursued an academic career in English Literature and Spanish, as well as earning an MA in Applied Psychology. After teaching French Immersion at the elementary level and raising four children, Goldnau went on to explore her passion for art at the Central Tech Adult Art Program in Toronto. A love affair with clay led her to become a full-time student at Sheridan College where she recently graduated with a BA in Craft and Design with a Specialty in Ceramics.
Emerging Artist Partner
Image: Catharina Goldnau, Double Trouble (detail), 2018, Stoneware, rocks, additions, oxides, slip, resin. Photo by Catharina Goldnau.
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