We're thrilled to welcome you back safely to the Gardiner with new exhibitions, hands-on activities, studio classes, dining, shopping, and more. Please note that all visitors 12 and older must show proof of full vaccination. Plan your visit today!
Renaissance Venice was a multicultural metropolis at the intersection of trade routes linking Europe to the Islamic World, with pigments, spices, and luxury objects flowing through the city. Discover a sensory world of more than 110 objects, including Venetian ceramics and glass, Islamic metalware, and contemporary art. Plan your visit now!
Feeling stressed? In our four-week mindfulness workshops, registered art therapist Suzanne Thomson will show you a series of clay hand-building exercises to help you relax and reconnect with the present. The first class starts on October 28, so act fast!
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!
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.
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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