Like many of you, we have been closely following the developments of COVID-19. The safety of our visitors, campers, staff, and volunteers is our top priority. Upon the advice of Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. David Williams, the Gardiner Museum will close temporarily effective Saturday March 14, 2020.
We will continue to take guidance from our public health officials regarding the duration of the closure and will post updates to our website and social media channels as they become available. We are grateful for your support and thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to navigate this challenging time. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Gardiner soon.
The starting dates of our Spring Clay Classes will be delayed. Rest assured that no cancellation penalties will go into effect before the revised dates have been announced. We are working to develop a new schedule as quickly as possible and appreciate your understanding.
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!
Support the Gardiner's mission to champion clay, build community, and promote arts education. All of our memberships include a full year of free admission to the Museum, as well as discounts at CLAY Restaurant and the Gardiner Shop, and start and at just $30!
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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