In accordance with the announcement by the provincial government, the Gardiner Museum has closed temporarily. The health and safety of our visitors, staff, and the wider community remains our top priority. We'll continue to provide you with engaging digital content to keep us connected while the galleries are closed.
During our temporary closure, we're posting exhibitions and selections from our collection online. Discover Inuit ceramics, Chinese and Japanese porcelain, pottery from the Ancient Americas, and more!
On Thursday April 29 at 1 pm, join us for a free online lecture with Professor Alison McQueen, who will discuss the significant contributions of women working at Sèvres in the first century of its history. The presentation will feature works from leading international porcelain collections and bring attention to the often-overlooked roles of women retouching glaze, laying down prints, and burnishing. Register now!
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!
With the Museum closed temporarily, we need your support to continue to offer innovative and engaging exhibitions, programs, and community projects online, as well as plan for the future. Please consider making a donation to help us build community with clay.
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.
Download the list of works
Please note: The International Ceramic Art Fair closes on November 24 at 12 pm.
Thursday November 21
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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