There’s more to the Gardiner than our collections. Take a clay class, learn about the art of ceramics with world-renowned guest speakers, or join us for one of our many special events.
The Gardiner Museum celebrates the art of ceramics and engages local and international audiences by promoting understanding of the long history of people crafting in clay.
Through the display of its permanent collections and special exhibitions, as well as through studio education, programs that engage diverse communities, and major contributions to scholarship, the Gardiner champions ceramics.
Support from the community is vital to the Gardiner’s ability to continue to provide
Reserve your table for the Santa Claus Parade Brunch. Enjoy a delicious buffet with one of the best views of the parade in the city. Space is limited so book your spot early!
You're invited on a journey from the steamy kitchens of cooks who advocated light, flavourful cuisine centuries before our time to the dining rooms of connoisseurs who relished their meals served on newly-invented vessels. Be transported back to the 18th century through stunning objects, decadent recipes, amusing stories, and theatrical sets. Plan your visit to Savour: Food Culture in the Age of Enlightenment now!
Join us on November 21 for the opening of the International Ceramic Art Fair and be the first to see and purchase exceptional ceramics by women-identified artists. Proceeds from the event support the Gardiner's clay education and outreach programs. Buy your ticket now!
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!
Everyone can love clay! Become a Friend at one of the world’s great specialty museums and enjoy the benefits, including unlimited admission, invitations to exhibition previews and special events, discounts on lectures and clay classes, and more.
Last year, the Gardiner presented the first International Ceramic Art Fair featuring extraordinary works by Canadian and international artists. This year, we’re building on that success with a focus on outstanding Canadian women-identified artists and the ways that they’re creating and innovating with clay.
For three days only, view and purchase new works courtesy of Shary Boyle, Janet Macpherson, Lindsay Montgomery, Julie Moon, Jeffrey Spahn Gallery, and Joan B Mirviss LTD, on display in the Gardiner’s Terrace Room.
Please note: The International Ceramic Art Fair closes on November 24 at 12 pm.
Thursday November 21
Tickets on sale now
The Preview Gala gives you exclusive first access to view and purchase the works on display, representing the best in contemporary ceramics. Proceeds from the Preview Gala support the Gardiner Museum’s Access Fund, making clay programs available to children and youth with limited access to arts education.
The Hon. Nicole Eaton, Co-Chair
The Hon. Hilary M. Weston, Co-Chair
Maxine Granovsky Gluskin
The Hon. Hilary M. Weston
The Hon. Margaret McCain
The Peter and Melanie Munk Charitable Foundation
David W. Binet
Susan Crocker & John Hunkin
The Thor E and Nicole Eaton Family Charitable Foundation
Ira Gluskin & Maxine Granovsky Gluskin
Header image: Shary Boyle, Clover Leaf, 2014. 12 x 35 x 20 cm. Porcelain, silver luster
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