We're delighted to announce that the Gardiner Museum will reopen to the public with two days of free admission on Saturday July 11 and Sunday July 12. From July 13 onward, we'll resume our regular hours and admission rates. It seems we've been gone so long—we miss you and can't wait to welcome you back! Please read about our new health and safety protocols before your visit.
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!
We're excited to present a new live series hosted by Chief Curator Sequoia Miller in which an artist will share three of their artworks and speak about them in connection to a larger theme. On Thursday July 9 at 1 pm, Azza El Siddique, a Sudanese-Canadian interdisciplinary artist working in sculpture, installation, painting, photography, and film, will discuss three of her artworks in the context of the theme “Absence”. Registration is free!
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!
We’re closed until further notice, but we’re planning for the day when we can again welcome visitors. We encourage you to make a gift to the Gardiner. This will be vital for when we reopen, and is the optimistic message we all need.
Co-presented by the European Union Film Festival
Online ticket sales are now closed. Tickets can still be purchased at the door ($45 General; $38.25 Gardiner Friends).
On the occasion of the 15th anniversary of the European Union Film Festival, this special event also launches the festival program with a celebration of European food and cinema at the Gardiner. Guests will be treated to European delicacies prepared by Le Baratin restaurant, Cucinato Studio, Croatia Meats, Café Polonez, Blue Danube Sausage House Ltd., Chef Janos Szekely, The Belgian Chocolate Shop, The Box Donut, and wine offered by Wines of Germany.
The European Union Film Festival is the unique cultural collaboration of all the EU Consulates and Cultural Institutes in Toronto. Celebrating cinematic excellence with award-winning films, the free festival takes place each November at The Royal Cinema.
About the exhibition
Food and dining were transformed in Europe during the age of Enlightenment by profound changes that still resonate today. What many of us eat, the way food is cooked, and how we dine continues to be influenced by radical changes that occurred in France from 1650 until the French Revolution in 1789. Savour: Food Culture in the Age of Enlightenment explores the story of this transformation with rare objects, fascinating histories, and amusing stories. Learn more
Presenting Programs Sponsor
The W. Garfield Weston Foundation
111 Queen's Park
Canada, M5S 2C7