In accordance with the announcement by the provincial government, the Gardiner Museum has closed temporarily, effective Monday November 23. While this news is difficult, 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!
In accordance with instructions from the provincial government, the Museum closed to the public on Monday November 28 and we have cancelled all clay classes. We regret the inconvenience this may cause, but are hopeful that these actions will help maintain the health and safety of our communities. We will automatically be crediting students with a refund for remaining sessions.
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.
Ontario-based artist Kate Hyde explores the theme of the Harlequinade in a series of colourful tableaux about the onstage and backstage world of theatre. Visitors are invited to follow some of these playful characters into the Museum’s collection of Commedia dell’arte figurines that inspired the artist.
Exhibition Programs & Events
Wednesday January 16, 6:30 – 8 pm
Under the Influence: The Harlequin Effect
Speaker: Kate Hyde
Ontario-based artist Kate Hyde discusses her work in the exhibition Harlequinade and the impact of theatre on her artistic practice. The talk will be followed by a focused tour of the Museum’s permanent collection in which the artist will highlight objects that have influenced her development.
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