There’s more to the Gardiner than our collections. Take a clay class, learn about the art of ceramics with world-renowned guest speakers, or join us for one of our many special events.
The Gardiner Museum celebrates the art of ceramics and engages local and international audiences by promoting understanding of the long history of people crafting in clay.
Through the display of its permanent collections and special exhibitions, as well as through studio education, programs that engage diverse communities, and major contributions to scholarship, the Gardiner champions ceramics.
Support from the community is vital to the Gardiner’s ability to continue to provide
Reserve your table for the Santa Claus Parade Brunch. Enjoy a delicious buffet with one of the best views of the parade in the city. Space is limited so book your spot early!
You're invited on a journey from the steamy kitchens of cooks who advocated light, flavourful cuisine centuries before our time to the dining rooms of connoisseurs who relished their meals served on newly-invented vessels. Be transported back to the 18th century through stunning objects, decadent recipes, amusing stories, and theatrical sets. Plan your visit to Savour: Food Culture in the Age of Enlightenment now!
Join us on November 21 for the opening of the International Ceramic Art Fair and be the first to see and purchase exceptional ceramics by women-identified artists. Proceeds from the event support the Gardiner's clay education and outreach programs. Buy your ticket 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.
Empty Bowls, now in its 27th year at the Gardiner, is a North American-wide project to aid people experiencing homelessness. 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 people experiencing homelessness 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 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 all the money collected goes directly to Anishnawbe Health Toronto.
Lorenzo Loseto, George
Suzanne Baby, Gallery Grill
Bianca Azupardo, CLAY Restaurant
Jamie Kennedy, Jamie Kennedy Kitchens
Joseph Shawana, Kukum Kitchen
Giovanna Alonzi, Terroni
Simon Kattar, à la Carte Kitchen
Sean Simon, Hogtown Smoke
Sophia Mifflin, City Canteen
Angeline FU, Kayo O’Young and Diane Nasser, Rundi Phelan, Silvana Pasceri, Beth McCubbin, Karen Franzen, Francine Klein, Martina Croghan, Katherine Laco, Sandi Dunkleman, Susan Card, Deanna Sakai, Linda Kelly Cherney, Lynn Fisher, Pleasant Pottery, Woodlawn Pottery Studio, The Potters Studio, The Toronto Potters, Gardiner Studio, Lynn Fisher, Michelle Mendlowitz, Thomas Aitken, Andrea Poorter, Jill Funamoto, Lana Rayman, Audrey Mah, Sarah Mackenzie, Kumiko Claros, Chris Rookwood
Please note: Tickets can be picked up starting at 11 am on Thursday October 24 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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