We've reopened exclusively to Gardiner Friends & Get Acquainted cardholders, and we'll reopen to the public with two days of free admission on July 11 and 12. Regular admission rates resume on July 13. We can't wait to welcome you back! Please read our new health and safety policies before you visit.
From sticky to crusty, pliable to powdery, and shaped to shapeless, clay’s ability to transform in real time is prompting a new generation of artists to explore the possibilities of this ancient material. RAW features new work by four artists who are pushing boundaries with unfired clay: Cassils, Magdolene Dykstra, Azza El Siddique, and Linda Swanson. It reopens to the public on July 11!
We're posting family-friendly art activities inspired by our collection and the endless possibilities of clay. Visit our Family Day page for weekly crafts, colouring pages, and more fun art projects that you can enjoy at home.
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!
As we begin to welcome visitors back to the Gardiner, we need your support to continue offering innovative and engaging exhibitions, programs, and community projects on site and online. Make a donation and 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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