Join us for a delicious three-course lunch while enjoying one of the best views in the city. Try our famous CLAY burger, ricotta gnudi, and more inspired local fare.
Join us for a full summer of free community programming inspired by the transformative power of clay. Four public projects explore how justice and pleasure can co-exist as counterpoints to calling out, gaslighting, and exhaustion. Register for free talks, clay workshops, and more!
There's still time to register for our popular clay camps, now with earlier start times, art-filled field trips, and fresh new themes. Sign up now for a week of hands-on creativity!
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.
$110 Gardiner volunteers, board members, and staff (please use the code “gardinerfamily” at checkout to receive this special price. Sales will be verified.)
The Gardiner Volunteer Committee invites you to the annual Joy of Ceramics fundraising luncheon, featuring guest speaker Kent Monkman. Monkman is a Cree artist who is widely known for his provocative interventions into Western European and American art history. He explores themes of colonization, sexuality, loss, and resilience– the complexities of historic and contemporary Indigenous experiences–across a variety of media including painting, film/video, performance, and installation.
Join us for refreshments, raffles, music, and a silent auction featuring an assortment of outstanding experiences and more. You’re also invited to join our docents for a tour of select pieces from our museum collection.
A superb three course meal with wine catered by The Food Dudes.
Kent Monkman will speak about how he engages with museum collections, giving an overview of his engagement with objects ranging from ceramics, oil paintings, sculpture, and object artifacts. He will also touch on his current project, a commission by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and how The Met’s extensive collection is informing the creation of two large-scale paintings.
Header image: Kent Monkman, Bull in a China Shop (detail), 2015.
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