The Gardiner Museum is a destination that inspires and connects people, art, and ideas through clay, one of the world’s oldest art forms. Year‐round the Museum mounts special exhibitions, events, lectures, and clay classes to complement its permanent collection.
This landmark show explores more than seven decades of Nordic aesthetic influence on Canadian design. The first exhibition of its kind, True Nordic features over 100 works by more than 60 designers. The works reflect a simple yet vital Scandinavian aesthetic tied to natural forms, materials, and imagery, and a desire to create attractive, functional objects.
Beginner- Advanced Ages 10-16 Earthenware Clay Wheel throwing 70 commercial brushing glazes 8 sessions Let your creativity shine through wheel thrown clay! Learn that wheel throwing can be more than a plate a bowl or a cup! Come and make functional, sculptural and fun decorative pieces using the pottery wheel! Learn the skills to throw […]
The Gail Brooker Ceramic Research Library is a comprehensive reference centre for research in the field of ceramics. The collection was founded in 1988 when George R. Gardiner donated 387 books, periodicals, journals, and engravings relating to the history, production, style, and sources of European ceramics. Today the collection includes over 2,500 volumes, in addition […]
Each year, people like you help the Gardiner maintain the exhibitions, collections and programs that contribute to the vitality of Toronto by engaging an increasingly diverse population and helping to create community through shared experience.
September 7 – November 11, 2012
Toronto artist Joanne Tod is best known for her paintings of people and places. Tod’s paintings raise complex and sometimes uncomfortable questions about identity, power and cultural values. Her work has been widely exhibited within Canada as well as many private and corporate collections. Tod will present new work that responds to the Gardiner’s historical collections including painted plates and paintings.
Joanne Tod: Invited Invasion Tour With Joanne Tod and Rachel Gottlieb
Tuesday October 16, 2012 6:30pm
In Conversation: Peggy gale And Joanne Tod
Thursday November 8, 2012 6:30pm – 8pm
111 Queen's Park
Canada, M5S 2C7