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.
Join us for a full summer of free community arts programming in our Exhibition Hall and on the plaza, featuring work by emerging artists, curators, and architects inspired by the theme "Art is Change".
Kids can get their hands dirty in one of our popular week-long summer clay camps where they'll learn hand building, wheel throwing, glazing, and more. There are still a few spots left. Register 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.
The Gardiner Museum and the Bata Shoe Museum offer a partnered full-day program. Students spend the morning at the Bata Shoe Museum touring their galleries and handling artifacts. After lunch, they walk to the Gardiner Museum (5-10 minute walk) and work with our professional potters to create fantasy shoes out of clay.
Please book the tour portion of your field trip with the Bata Shoe Museum at 416.979.7799 ext. 228, and the Gardiner portion with us.
Students proceed directly into the studio to make their hands-on project
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1. Demo pieces from the Studio
2. Seated Drummer, Tala-Tonalá style
300 B.C. - A.D. 200
Earthenware with white on red slip paint
Gift of George and Helen Gardiner, G83.1.56
3. Carl Beam (Canadian, 1943-2005)
The Whale of Our Being, c.2003
Earthenware with iron oxide decoration
Museum Purchase, G03.9.1
111 Queen's Park
Canada, M5S 2C7