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For the past thirty-five years, acclaimed Canadian artist Steven Heinemann has transformed the medium of ceramics in Canada. This timely retrospective featuring more than 70 objects examines Heinemann’s fascinating and evolving process. Opens October 19!
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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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Part of the Gardiner Signature Lecture Series
The Helen E. Gardiner Memorial Lecture
At the crossroads of Europe and the Levant, Renaissance Venice was a centre of trade and a repository of goods from all over the world. This lecture will explore the place of ceramics among the luxuries found in the palaces of the nobility and wealthy citizens, including glass, metalwork, and textiles.
About the Speaker
Dr. Karine Tsoumis (MA, PH.D, Curator, Gardiner Museum)
Karine Tsoumis is a specialist in 16th-century Venetian art and culture, with a particular interest for material culture, the domestic space, and family history. She received her Masters’ Degree in Art History from McGill University, Montreal, and her Ph.D. from the University of Toronto with a dissertation entitled Bernardino Licinio: Portraiture, Kinship and Community in Renaissance Venice. As a curator at the Gardiner Museum, she works on temporary exhibitions and leads research on the permanent collection with a focus on Italian Renaissance maiolica.
With support from the Helen E. Gardiner Memorial Fund
Image: The Feast of the Gods (Giovanni Bellini and Tiziano Vecelli), 1514 – 1529, oil on canvas, National Gallery of Art
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