Like many of you, we have been closely following the developments of COVID-19. The Gardiner Museum is closed temporarily as of March 14, 2020.
We will continue to take guidance from our public health officials regarding the duration of the closure and will post updates to our website and social media channels as they become available. We are grateful for your support and thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to navigate this challenging time. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Gardiner soon.
Our spring sessional classes and workshops scheduled for April and May have been cancelled. Refunds will be issued automatically.
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!
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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.
111 Queen's Park
Canada, M5S 2C7