We've reopened with modified summer hours and free admission on weekends! There's plenty of space to reconnect and amazing art to discover in all corners of the Museum. Please read our new health and safety policies before your visit.
From sticky to crusty, pliable to powdery, and shaped to shapeless, clay’s ability to transform in real time is prompting a new generation of artists to explore the possibilities of this ancient material. RAW features new work by four artists who are pushing boundaries with unfired clay: Cassils, Magdolene Dykstra, Azza El Siddique, and Linda Swanson. See it now!
We're excited to introduce Clay Date, a new online art fundraiser in support of the Gardiner Museum and inspired by the special exhibition RAW. Presented by the Young Patron Circle's SMASH Committee, Clay Date will virtually unite a community of art enthusiasts and cultural philanthropists for an evening with artist Habiba El-Sayed.
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!
As we begin to welcome visitors back to the Gardiner, we need your support to continue offering innovative and engaging exhibitions, programs, and community projects on site and online. Make a donation and help us build community with clay.
Tickets will go on sale at 10 am the day of the class.
Please check in at the Front Desk upon arrival.
Explore the potential of working with clay (without the commitment) in one of our weekly drop in classes. Experiment with various hand building, wheel throwing, and decorating techniques under the guidance of one of our experienced artist instructors. You’ll have access to a professional ceramics studio, including a variety of tools, earthenware clay, and more than 70 commercial brushing glazes. Exercise your creativity and tap into the benefits of working with your hands.
Please note: You may purchase a maximum of 4 tickets per buyer. If you purchase a Student or Gardiner Friends ticket, you will be asked to produce the appropriate valid ID. One valid student ID per ticket. One valid Friends ID per ticket unless you have a Gardiner Family membership or higher. Children under 12 must be accompanied by a paying adult (1 adult for up to 3 children).
*The minimum firing fee is $5. You may be charged more for larger pieces.
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