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.
Closing January 20! The Gardiner has reunited for the first time more than 350 objects from Sir William Van Horne’s exceptional collection of Japanese pottery alongside archival materials and stunning watercolours.
Kids can get creative in our popular March Break camps led by a professional potter. Register your child today for hand building or wheel throwing camp, where they'll learn how to sculpt and glaze their own works of art to take home.
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.
Gardiner Friends are invited to join us for an exclusive preview of the exhibition Ai Weiwei: Unbroken before it opens to the public. Tours of the exhibition will be led by Chief Curator Sequoia Miller at 2 pm and 6 pm. Light refreshments will be available during the day, with a cash bar open during the evening.
This event is exclusive to Gardiner Friends. Become a Gardiner Friend today for invitations to exhibition previews and other benefits.
About the Exhibition
Ai Weiwei is one of the world’s most influential living artists and human rights activists, as well as one of China’s most formidable critics. Known for smashing conventions—and ceramics—with iconic works like Dropping a Han Dynasty Urn, Ai upends the cultural traditions and materials of his native China.
This highly-anticipated and timely exhibition explores the breaking of boundaries, both physical and symbolic, and considers how the artist’s ceramic works form a basis for his ongoing exploration of urgent social justice themes, including immigration and the repression of dissent.
Ai Weiwei: Unbroken features some of Ai’s most iconic works, including Sunflower Seeds and Han Dynasty Urn with Coca Cola Logo, as well as new work. Learn more
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