Join à la Carte Kitchen Inc. at the Gardiner Bistro for lunch from Sunday to Friday in the third-floor Terrace Room with stunning views overlooking the city.
Janet Macpherson is known for her fascinating and technically complex porcelain animals. Through four multimedia, Macpherson revisits moments in Canadian history and questions commonly-held conceptions about the North, identity, and our relationship to landscape.
Celebrate the opening of the new Community Clay Studio with a full weekend of clay activities. Pick your favourite object from the collection and recreate it with the help of a potter. Go on a scavenger hunt in the galleries or watch a wheel-throwing demonstration.
The Gardiner Museum is among the few museums in the world focused on ceramics, and is one of the most important specialty museums internationally. It houses approximately 4,000 objects, including European porcelain, ceramics from the Ancient Americas, Chinese porcelain, Japanese porcelain, and contemporary ceramics. Search the collection online!
Everyone can love clay! Become a Friend at one of the world’s great specialty museums and enjoy the benefits, including unlimited admission, invitations to exhibition previews and special events, discounts on lectures and clay classes, and more.
The special exhibition, Janet Macpherson: A Canadian Bestiary, is now open! Inspired by the artist’s unique visual language, we’ll be holding a Family Sunday “Bestiary” series throughout the exhibition. Create hybrid animals, mythical creatures, and more!
The practice of assembling written bestiaries dates back to Medieval Times. Bestiaries were descriptive collections of real or mythical animals, often combining illustrations, scientific knowledge, and fantasy. Join us this Sunday as we celebrate this tradition and create rare clay creatures that draw from real and fantastical worlds. We’ll take inspiration from this dinosaur from our own collection. You can also name and describe your clay creation using our special bestiary template!
Clay demonstrations will take place at 11:30 am and 1:30 pm.
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