The Gardiner is thrilled to announce the launch of CLAY, an original in-house restaurant offering seasonal menus of fresh, local fare in collaboration with The Food Dudes.
Ai Weiwei is one of the world’s most influential artists and human rights activists, and one of China’s most formidable critics. Ai Weiwei: Unbroken features a selection of the artist's most iconic ceramics, and marks the international debut of new work. Opens February 28!
Drawing from the Gardiner’s own collection and artist Ai Weiwei’s practice in traditional Chinese craft, Dr. Maris Boyd Gillette explores how Jingdezhen porcelain has inspired ceramists to create, copy, and counterfeit its glories.
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.
Free admission has been extended until September 3!
We’re celebrating a summer of incredible programming and giving visitors the chance to explore our two new Community Arts Space installations alongside our permanent collection with free admission.
Opening on August 23, visitors can explore a series of sculptures by artist Louis Esmé throughout our galleries as part of the exhibition Maldewin Weskijinu / Blood Soaked, a Museum-wide installation of eight distinct clay areas representing the eight Mi’kmaqi districts. On our Outdoor Plaza, visitors can interact with I wanna dance with some body by jes sachse, a series of three ramps that reflect on how people interact with the architecture of access.
Friday August 24, 6 – 8 pm
Maldewin Weskijinu / Blood Soaked Soil Public Launch
Saturday August 25, 1 – 5 pm
I wanna dance with some body Daytime Disco
Wednesday, August 29, 5 – 7 pm
Maldewin Weskijinu / Blood Soaked Soil Community Conversation
111 Queen's Park
Canada, M5S 2C7