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.
Join us for a full summer of free community arts programming in our Exhibition Hall and on the plaza, featuring work by emerging artists, curators, and architects inspired by the theme "Art is Change".
Kids can get their hands dirty in one of our popular week-long summer clay camps where they'll learn hand building, wheel throwing, glazing, and more. There are still a few spots left. Register now!
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.
Who were Harlequin and Pantaloon, and what do they have in common with modern characters? How was Commedia a forerunner of improvisation? Find out the answers to these and other questions by exploring our Commedia dell’arte collection.
A tour followed by a hands-on workshop. This program is only available as a half day.
$3 Kiln Firing Fee*
*Optional: Firing takes 10 to 14 business days.
$5 per group processing fee
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1. The Greeting Harlequin (detail), Germany, Meissen, c.1740, Gift of George and Helen Gardiner, G83.1.908
2. Seated Drummer, Tala-Tonalá style
300 B.C. - A.D. 200
Earthenware with white on red slip paint
Gift of George and Helen Gardiner, G83.1.56
3. Carl Beam (Canadian, 1943-2005)
The Whale of Our Being, c.2003
Earthenware with iron oxide decoration
Museum Purchase, G03.9.1
111 Queen's Park
Canada, M5S 2C7