The Gardiner Museum is open seven days a week! Explore our permanent collection, discover special exhibitions, and get hands-on with clay in our studios. We look forward to welcoming you.
Discover recent work by African American artist Sharif Bey in our lobby. Bey foregrounds African and Afro-diasporic aesthetic traditions and considers the role of historical artifacts removed from their cultures of origin.
Don't wait to sign up for the Gardiner's popular summer camps. New this year, all our week-long sessions are full-day multimedia camps, so kids can draw, paint, sculpt, and more.
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!
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This program is presented as part of the International Ceramic Art Fair (ICAF).
Tour the International Ceramic Art Fair (ICAF) with Gardiner Museum Curatorial Resident Maya Wilson-Sanchez.
ABOUT MAYA WILSON-SANCHEZ
Maya Wilson-Sanchez is an independent curator, writer, and editor based in Toronto. She is interested in processes of history-making and building connections between local and international communities to foster networks of exchange and solidarity. Her essays, reviews, and exhibition texts can be found in various publications including The Senses and Society Journal, Canadian Art, Contemporary HUM, and the book Other Places: Reflections on Media Arts in Canada (PUBLIC Books, 2019).
ABOUT THE INTERNATIONAL CERAMIC ART FAIR
The International Ceramic Art Fair (ICAF) makes its highly anticipated return to the Gardiner Museum, featuring works by emerging and established ceramic artists from a wide range of backgrounds, and an exciting slate of online and in-person programming.
ICAF 2022 celebrates connections between body, identity, and land. Global mythologies have long connected the human body to the earth, from a Nubian deity fashioning humans from clay to scientific explorations of clay as the first carrier of life. The human body is symbolically if not literally connected to clay, helping us understand who we are as individuals, a society, and a species.
As we navigate global health and environmental crises, understanding our bodily connection to the earth becomes increasingly urgent. Likewise, the experiences of being, or being in, a particular body defines many aspects of our lives, from health and ability, to experiences of discrimination and trauma. Our bodies help construct our identities, mediating, filtering, and generating our experiences.
Figurative ceramic sculpture is one of the most dynamic areas of practice today. Artists from across the spectrum are exploring new approaches, representations, and voices to help us see ourselves in ways that generate compassion, empathy, truth telling, and beauty.
This year’s Honorary Patron is internationally renowned Kenyan-born British studio potter, Magdalene Odundo.
Tamara Rebanks & James Appleyard
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