The Gardiner Museum is open seven days a week. Explore our permanent collection, discover special exhibitions, get hands-on with clay in our studios, dine, shop, and more. We look forward to welcoming you!
Enter a world at once familiar and uncanny. The exhibition hall has been transformed into an immersive reimagining of Montreal-based artist Karine Giboulo's home. Brought to life by over 500 miniature polymer clay figures, this is no ordinary house. The figures tell stories that reflect our most urgent social issues, from the pandemic and climate crisis to food insecurity and housing instability. Get tickets!
A new season of clay classes is open for registration! Sign up for stoneware, hand building, wheel throwing, and special exhibition courses. Winter is the perfect time to stay warm in the studio and learn a new skill. 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!
Limited time offer! Purchase or renew a Gardiner Friendship before January 1, 2023 and receive a free Get Acquainted pass (valued at $30) to gift to the art lover of your choice. Become a Gardiner Friend today!
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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