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Soup tureen in the shape of a boar's head

Friends Day | Savour: Food Culture in the Age of Enlightenment

Wed October 16, 2019 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

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 Karine Tsoumis, Curator:  2 pm
Tour with Meredith Chilton, Curator Emerita: 6 pm

Please email rsvp@gardinermuseum.com to reserve your spot. Tours must be booked in advance as space in the exhibition is limited.

From 10 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.

This event is exclusive to Gardiner Friends and their guests. 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

Co-Presenting Sponsors

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