In accordance with the announcement by the provincial government, the Gardiner Museum has closed temporarily, effective Monday November 23. While this news is difficult, the health and safety of our visitors, staff, and the wider community remains our top priority. We'll continue to provide you with engaging digital content to keep us connected while the galleries are closed.
During our temporary closure, we're posting exhibitions and selections from our collection online. Discover Inuit ceramics, Chinese and Japanese porcelain, pottery from the Ancient Americas, and more!
In accordance with instructions from the provincial government, the Museum closed to the public on Monday November 28 and we have cancelled all clay classes. We regret the inconvenience this may cause, but are hopeful that these actions will help maintain the health and safety of our communities. We will automatically be crediting students with a refund for remaining sessions.
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!
With the Museum closed temporarily, we need your support to continue to offer innovative and engaging exhibitions, programs, and community projects online, as well as plan for the future. Please consider making a donation to 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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