The Gardiner is thrilled to announce the launch of CLAY, an original in-house restaurant offering seasonal menus of fresh, local fare in collaboration with The Food Dudes.
Ai Weiwei is one of the world’s most influential artists and human rights activists, and one of China’s most formidable critics. Ai Weiwei: Unbroken features a selection of the artist's most iconic ceramics, and marks the international debut of new work. Opens February 28!
Drawing from the Gardiner’s own collection and artist Ai Weiwei’s practice in traditional Chinese craft, Dr. Maris Boyd Gillette explores how Jingdezhen porcelain has inspired ceramists to create, copy, and counterfeit its glories.
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.
Friday: 10 am – 9 pm
Saturday: 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday: 10 am – 5 pm
Enjoy three full days of free admission as part of Culture Days, Canada’s national celebration of community arts. Explore the Gardiner’s world-renowned collection of ceramics from the Ancient Americas, Europe, China, Japan, and contemporary pottery. Guided tours will take place daily at 2 pm.
On Saturday from 12 – 1 pm in the lobby, Medicine Song Woman Brenda MacIntyre will lead a participatory drum circle. A Juno Award-winning singer, speaker, and Indigenous wisdom-keeper, Brenda will share knowledge about participatory music-making through frame drum, shaker, and singing techniques. Visitors are invited to listen and take part. A limited selection of percussion instruments will be available for use.
On Sunday from 11 am to 3 pm, join us for hands-on art activities as part of our Family Sunday program.
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