We're delighted to announce that the Gardiner Museum will reopen to the public with two days of free admission on Saturday July 11 and Sunday July 12. From July 13 onward, we'll resume our regular hours and admission rates. It seems we've been gone so long—we miss you and can't wait to welcome you back! Please read about our new health and safety protocols before your visit.
During our temporary closure, we're posting exhibitions and selections from our collection online. Discover Inuit ceramics, Chinese and Japanese porcelain, pottery from the Ancient Americas, and more!
We're excited to present a new live series hosted by Chief Curator Sequoia Miller in which an artist will share three of their artworks and speak about them in connection to a larger theme. On Thursday July 9 at 1 pm, Azza El Siddique, a Sudanese-Canadian interdisciplinary artist working in sculpture, installation, painting, photography, and film, will discuss three of her artworks in the context of the theme “Absence”. Registration is free!
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’re closed until further notice, but we’re planning for the day when we can again welcome visitors. We encourage you to make a gift to the Gardiner. This will be vital for when we reopen, and is the optimistic message we all need.
Materials such as clay beautifully model this quality of pliable flexibility. Mindfully using and observing the suppleness of clay can help train the mind to do the same, that is, to bend, flex, and release. – Lena Franklin, 2017
This workshop is suitable for anyone being introduced to mindfulness for the first time as well as for those with previous experience. It’s an invitation to befriend who you are now, in this moment, at this time, through the medium of clay. Mindfulness is about learning to pay attention to the present moment with openness, curiosity, and compassion.
In this two-hour workshop, we’ll explore clay as a medium for deepening our experience of the present moment. Through a series of hand-building exercises, we’ll focus our attention on the dance between breath and clay, awakening to our present moment experience through the senses and finding our centre.
The emphasis will be on the process of working with clay while not being attached to the product we create.
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Please note: Gardiner Friends may only purchase adult clay classes at the discounted rate for membership card holders.
This class is non-refundable and non-transferable.
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A registered art therapist for over 25 years, Suzanne Thomson integrates mindfulness and sensorimotor psychotherapy to facilitate healing and community engagement.
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