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 pieces that draw from the real and the fantastic worlds. We will look at flying piglets from our own collection. Following the bestiary tradition, we will describe and name our clay creation.
Clay demonstrations will take place at 11:30 am and 1:30 pm.
Remember, admission is free for visitors 18 and under every day!*
*Children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult and each accompanying adult must purchase a general admission ticket. Children cannot be left unattended at any time.
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