Chef Bianca Azupardo presents inspired seasonal menus that showcase locally-sourced ingredients, complemented by stunning views of the city.
Join us for a full summer of free community programming inspired by the transformative power of clay. Four public projects explore how justice and pleasure can co-exist as counterpoints to calling out, gaslighting, and exhaustion. Register for free talks, clay workshops, and more!
There's still time to register for our popular clay camps, now with earlier start times, art-filled field trips, and fresh new themes. Sign up now for a week of hands-on creativity!
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.
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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