The Gardiner is now open from Thursday - Sunday, including free weekend admission! There's plenty of space to reconnect and amazing art to discover in all corners of the Museum. Clay Restaurant is still open Tuesday - Sunday. Reservations fill up fast, so book your table early. Please read our new health and safety policies before you visit.
From sticky to crusty, pliable to powdery, and shaped to shapeless, clay’s ability to transform in real time is prompting a new generation of artists to explore the possibilities of this ancient material. RAW features new work by four artists who are pushing boundaries with unfired clay: Cassils, Magdolene Dykstra, Azza El Siddique, and Linda Swanson. See it now!
We're firing up the kilns again! Join us on Saturdays and Sundays from 1 - 3 pm for drop in clay classes in our pottery studios. We've reduced our class sizes to allow for safe physical distancing, and instituted new health and safety protocols. Registration opens online at 10 am on the morning of the class. We can't wait to see you back in the studios!
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!
As we begin to welcome visitors back to the Gardiner, we need your support to continue offering innovative and engaging exhibitions, programs, and community projects on site and online. Make a donation and help us build community with clay.
Online ticket sales are now closed. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door until 5:30 pm.
Empty Bowls, now in its 26th year at the Gardiner, is a North American-wide project to aid the homeless. All of the proceeds go to Anishnawbe Health Toronto, a culture-based native centre committed to changing lives through traditional healing practices. Anishnawbe’s work with the homeless has evolved from early directions of crisis intervention, to their current efforts working with those who seek to escape homelessness.
More than 400 bowls are donated by potters, potter’s guilds, and students, and delicious soups are prepared and ladled out by some of Ontario’s most eminent chefs.
Patrons line up in order to be first in line to choose their bowl, and have it filled with their choice of delicious soups. At the end of the event, take home your bowl to enjoy, knowing that all the money collected goes directly to Anishnawbe Health Toronto. Last year, we raised $15,000.
Lorenzo Loseto | George
Jonathan Abrahams | The Healthy Butcher
Michel Swanson | CLAY Restaurant
Suzanne Baby | Gallery Grill
Renee Bellefeuille | AGO Bistro
Giovanna Alonzi | Sud Forno / Terroni
Jamie Kennedy | Jamie Kennedy Kitchens
Joseph Shawana| Ku-kum Kitchen
Simon Kattar | à la carte Kitchen
Please note: Tickets can be picked up starting at 11 am on Thursday, October 11 in the Gardiner Museum’s lobby. The tickets will be numbered in the order that they are picked up, not in the order of purchase date. Numbered tickets will not be given out prior to 11 am, and cannot be held or reserved. When you arrive for the event, you will be asked to wait outside the Museum. Beginning at 5 pm, numbers will be called sequentially and ticketholders will enter the Museum in small groups to choose their bowls.
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