In accordance with the announcement by the provincial government, the Gardiner Museum has closed temporarily, effective Monday November 23. While this news is difficult, the health and safety of our visitors, staff, and the wider community remains our top priority. We'll continue to provide you with engaging digital content to keep us connected while the galleries are closed.
During our temporary closure, we're posting exhibitions and selections from our collection online. Discover Inuit ceramics, Chinese and Japanese porcelain, pottery from the Ancient Americas, and more!
In accordance with instructions from the provincial government, the Museum closed to the public on Monday November 28 and we have cancelled all clay classes. We regret the inconvenience this may cause, but are hopeful that these actions will help maintain the health and safety of our communities. We will automatically be crediting students with a refund for remaining sessions.
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!
With the Museum closed temporarily, 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 join us for an exclusive preview of the exhibition Savour: Food Culture in the Age of Enlightenment before it opens to the public. Light refreshments will be available during the day, with a cash bar open during the evening.
Tour with Curator Karine Tsoumis: 2 pm
Tour with Curator Emerita Meredith Chilton: 6 pm
Due to limited capacity in the exhibition space, we ask that you (and up to 1 guest) register in advance to participate in either tour. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot.
Special offer from CLAY
From 11 am to 3 pm, Gardiner Friends can order any entrée at CLAY to receive a complimentary Savour-inspired cocktail or mocktail, and a mini dessert. Spend $25 or more (before taxes) to receive a coupon for a free appetizer, which can be redeemed at CLAY throughout the run of the exhibition from October 17, 2019 to January 19, 2020.
Meet Thomas Aitken and Kate Hyde
Join us in the lobby from 5 – 6 pm to meet artists Thomas Aitken and Kate Hyde who will discuss their new work inspired by the fanciful dinner tables of 18th-century Europe.
Friends Day Special Offer
Gardiner Friends receive a 15% discount at the Gardiner Shop. Please note that 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 other benefits.
About the exhibition
Food and dining were transformed in Europe during the age of Enlightenment by profound changes that still resonate today. What many of us eat, the way food is cooked, and how we dine continues to be influenced by radical changes that occurred in France from 1650 until the French Revolution in 1789. Savour: Food Culture in the Age of Enlightenment explores the story of this transformation with rare objects, fascinating histories, and amusing stories. Learn more
Tom Kierans & Mary Janigan
Noreen Taylor & David Staines
Presenting Programs Sponsor
The W. Garfield Weston Foundation
Header image: Boar’s head tureen, France, probably Strasbourg, c. 1745, Tin-glazed earthenware (faïence), Gardiner Museum, Toronto. Anonymous loan. Photo by Toni Hafkenscheid
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