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.
For the past thirty-five years, acclaimed Canadian artist Steven Heinemann has transformed the medium of ceramics in Canada. This major retrospective featuring more than 70 objects examines Heinemann’s fascinating and evolving process.
Register for our new two-hour clay mindfulness workshops led by a registered art therapist. Through an open studio practice, participants will learn to focus their attention on the dance between breath and clay, awakening to the present moment.
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.
The event is now sold out!
Empty Bowls, now in its 25th 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.
Boris Buettner, Terroni
Lorenzo Loseto, George
Jonathan Abrahams, The Healthy Butcher
Simon Kattar, à la Carte Kitchens
Adrian Niman, Food Dudes
Ang McCluskey & Paul Sauve
Suzanne Baby, Gallery Grill
Renée Bellefeuille, AGO Bistro
Mark Cutrara, Northern Maverick Brewing Co.
Olivier Le Calvez, El Catrin
Please note: Beginning at 11 am on Thursday October 12, numbered tickets can be picked up in the lobby. The tickets will be numbered based on when you pick them up, not by purchase date. Numbered tickets will not be given out prior to 11 am and will not be reserved.
Once ticket holders arrive for the event, they will be asked to wait outside. Beginning at 5 pm, the numbers will be called sequentially in small groups. Ticket holders will then be able to choose their bowls and proceed to the Terrace Room in a staggered fashion.
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