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See an extraordinary spectrum of contemporary works, including vessels, figurative sculpture, and abstract forms in The Diana Reitberger Collection, on display in our Modern and Contemporary Ceramics Gallery.
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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!
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Part of New + Now
November 15: New + Now Gala (preview)
November 16: 10 am – 6 pm
November 17: 10 am – 3 pm
New this year, the Gardiner Museum presents the inaugural International Ceramic Art Exposition, featuring contemporary ceramics from a selection of top gallerists. Purchase stunning contemporary ceramics on display in Toronto for a limited time.*
Erskine Hall & Coe (London)
Joan Mirviss Ltd (New York)
Ferrin Contemporary (Massachusetts)
Jeffrey Spahn Gallery (California)
David Kaye Gallery (Toronto)
*Works are purchased directly from the galleries and may be subject to taxes and duty.
About New + Now
Our annual 12 Trees fundraiser has evolved into New + Now, a celebration of emerging artists and Canadian and international ceramics. As one of the world’s only museums dedicated to ceramics, the Gardiner is committed to championing clay and supporting up-and-coming as well as established artists working in the medium.
New + Now features the launch of an International Ceramic Art Exposition and a museum-wide installation by Canadian ceramist David R. Harper, kicking off with the New + Now Gala in support of our clay education and outreach programs, and special exhibitions throughout the year.
With thanks to our New + Now Honorary Committee
Nicky Eaton, Chair
Education & Outreach Partners
Rosemary Phelan, The Langar Foundation
Ira Gluskin and Maxine Granovsky Gluskin
The Thor E and Nicole Eaton Family Charitable Foundation
Emerging Artist Supporters
Susan Crocker and John Hunkin
Header image: Sara Flynn, Shoulder Camber Vessel (detail), 2017, Courtesy of Erskine, Hall & Coe
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