The Gardiner is now open from Thursday - Sunday, including free weekend admission! There's plenty of space to reconnect and amazing art to discover in all corners of the Museum. Clay Restaurant is still open Tuesday - Sunday. Reservations fill up fast, so book your table early. Please read our new health and safety policies before you 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 firing up the kilns again! Join us on Saturdays and Sundays from 1 - 3 pm for drop in clay classes in our pottery studios. We've reduced our class sizes to allow for safe physical distancing, and instituted new health and safety protocols. Registration opens online at 10 am on the morning of the class. We can't wait to see you back in the studios!
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.
A second calligraphy workshop will take place on Sunday May 28.
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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