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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 email@example.com 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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