We've reopened with modified summer hours and free admission on weekends! There's plenty of space to reconnect and amazing art to discover in all corners of the Museum. Please read our new health and safety policies before your visit.
From sticky to crusty, pliable to powdery, and shaped to shapeless, clay’s ability to transform in real time is prompting a new generation of artists to explore the possibilities of this ancient material. RAW features new work by four artists who are pushing boundaries with unfired clay: Cassils, Magdolene Dykstra, Azza El Siddique, and Linda Swanson. See it now!
We're excited to introduce Clay Date, a new online art fundraiser in support of the Gardiner Museum and inspired by the special exhibition RAW. Presented by the Young Patron Circle's SMASH Committee, Clay Date will virtually unite a community of art enthusiasts and cultural philanthropists for an evening with artist Habiba El-Sayed.
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!
As we begin to welcome visitors back to the Gardiner, we need your support to continue offering innovative and engaging exhibitions, programs, and community projects on site and online. Make a donation and help us build community with clay.
Free with admission. No registration necessary.
Chinese calligraphy is above all an art and a discipline that leads to calmness, concentration, agility, goodness, beauty, and harmony in all aspects of life. It is a discipline for all disciplines—poets, scholars, painters, and martial artists—all practice calligraphy as a way to cultivate mental concentration and character.
In celebration of Asian Heritage Month, join instructor Sui-Yung Tung for a hands-on calligraphy workshop where you’ll learn to write Chinese characters with a brush and create your own scrolls to take home.
Demonstrations will take place at 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm, and 2 pm.
About the instructor
Sui-Yung was first introduced to Chinese Calligraphy in Hong Kong as a young student. Fascinated by the symbolism, wisdom, and beauty of Chinese characters, she continued her study and practice of Chinese calligraphy in Canada. Her passion is to share the timeless teachings of this ancient art with people interested in beauty, harmony, and the development of human values.
Header image: On Calligraphy (detail) by Mi Fu, Song Dynasty
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