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!
Our lobby clay table is open every day from 11 am - 3 pm. Make a wish or hope for the season out of clay and display it for other visitors to enjoy. As our clay creations begin to populate the lobby, the community installation will take shape. Help us bring this symbol of joy and creativity to life!
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.
The sense of touch cannot happen anywhere but in the here and now. Touch is immediate. Through exploration with clay, we will recognize how we can be stuck because we have not looked deeply enough into the nature of our experience. With self-compassion we will notice habits of beliefs, judgments, and stories, and create possibilities to loosen their hold on us by working with the malleability of clay. The emphasis will be on the process of working with clay not being attached to the product we create. At the end of the workshop, we return the clay to its original form, letting go of what was created ready to begin anew. Everyone is welcome, whether you are familiar with or new to clay, breath, and presence.
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Gardiner Friends, please log in to access your discount and front-of-the-line access.
Please note: Gardiner Friends may only purchase adult clay classes at the discounted rate for membership card holders.
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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