We're thrilled to welcome you back safely to the Gardiner with new artworks and exhibitions, hands-on activities, studio classes, dining, shopping, and more. Plan your visit today!
We've reopened our doors with a series of new artworks and exhibitions on display, including Garniture Remix, an installation of vases and vessels from all areas of the collection. There's so much to discover this season!
Explore the potential of working with clay (without the commitment) in one of our weekly drop in classes, currently running on Wednesdays and Saturdays, with online registration opening at 10 am on the morning of the class.
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 need your support to continue to offer innovative and engaging exhibitions, programs, and community projects online, as well as plan for the future. Please consider making a donation to help us build community with clay.
Gardiner Friends are invited to an exclusive preview of the special exhibition RAW before it opens to the public. RAW features four new installations by leading artists working with unfired clay: Cassils, Magdolene Dykstra, Azza El Siddique, and Linda Swanson. Light refreshments will be served throughout the day.
Guided Tours of the Exhibition
Join Chief Curator Sequoia Miller and two of the artists for tours of the exhibition. No registration is necessary. Please meet at the exhibition entrance 5 minutes prior to the tour.
2 pm with Sequoia Miller and Magdolene Dykstra
6 pm with Sequoia Miller and Linda Swanson
Meet artist Katja van den Enden
Join us in the third-floor Terrace Room from 4:30 – 5 pm to meet Gardiner Shop exhibiting artist Katja van den Enden, known for her ethereal, experimental ceramics. From 5 – 6 pm, she discuss her experiences working with different types of clay.
Friends Day Special Offer
Gardiner Friends get 15% off at the Gardiner Shop. This discount cannot be used in conjunction with sale items or any other promotions.
This event is exclusive to Gardiner Friends and their guests. This does not apply to ‘Get Acquainted’ pass holders. Become a Gardiner Friend today for invitations to exhibition previews and access to other exciting benefits.
About the exhibition
Raw clay is emerging as a compelling medium for contemporary art, taking on new relevance as conversations around identity, visibility, and survival on our planet develop. From sticky and wet to dry and powdery, raw clay speaks to primal themes like the land, the body, and memory. Four new installations by leading artists working with unfired clay—Cassils, Magdolene Dykstra, Azza El Siddique, and Linda Swanson—invite you to discover new possibilities in an ancient medium. Learn more
We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts. canadacouncil.ca
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