The Gardiner Museum is open seven days a week. Explore our permanent collection, discover special exhibitions, get hands-on with clay in our studios, dine, shop, and more.
Enter an immersive world created by Montreal-based artist Karine Giboulo, brought to life by over 500 miniature polymer clay figures that tell stories about our most urgent social issues, from the pandemic to the climate crisis. It will delight visitors of all ages!
Registration for our popular March Break camps opens to Gardiner Friends on January 23 and to the general public on January 25. From March 13 - 17, kids and teens can explore the Museum and get creative with clay in our pottery studios!
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Co-hosted with Daily Bread in partnership with YWCA Toronto and Toronto Foundation
Bring your questions, thoughts, and ideas! Join the Gardiner Museum and Daily Bread Food Bank for an evening of action and engagement inspired by the themes in the exhibition Karine Giboulo: Housewarming and Who’s Hungry, a report examining trends in food bank use and food insecurity in Toronto. Artist Karine Giboulo will be present.
Experience the exhibition and discover activation stations coordinated by Daily Bread Food Bank, YWCA Toronto, and Toronto Foundation, and learn more about food insecurity, income inequality, and housing instability, including how we can all take action to support the needs of our community.
ABOUT DAILY BREAD FOOD BANK
Daily Bread Food Bank works towards long-term solutions to end hunger and poverty, and runs innovative programs to support individuals living on low income and experiencing food insecurity. Daily Bread distributes fresh and shelf-stable food and fresh-cooked meals to 190+ food programs at 130 member agencies across Toronto. Daily Bread also publishes the influential Who’s Hungry report – an annual survey measuring trends in food insecurity and poverty in Toronto to educate the public and spark policy change. Learn more
ABOUT YWCA TORONTO
YWCA Toronto is one of the city’s largest nonprofits for women, girls and gender diverse people. We help women, gender diverse people and their children escape violence, move out of poverty, and access safe, affordable housing. Every year we serve around 13,000 people in more than 30 programs from Scarborough to Etobicoke. Learn more
ABOUT TORONTO FOUNDATION
We are Toronto’s community foundation, building a city of informed, engaged philanthropists committed to accelerating meaningful change for all. We run a donor education program to disrupt traditional philanthropic practices including flowing more money to smaller, local and equity-focused organizations; use an action-oriented and equity-focused research agenda; and strive to responsibly invest more of our assets every year. Each year we produce reports on the wellbeing of the city, including Toronto’s Vital Signs Report and the Social Capital Study. Learn more
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
Enter a world at once familiar and uncanny. Montreal-based artist Karine Giboulo invites visitors into an immersive reimagining of her home. Brought to life by over 500 miniature polymer clay figures, this is no ordinary house. Born of the COVID-19 pandemic, Housewarming is a sculpted documentary of individual and collective experiences grounded in current events. The colourful dioramas furnishing each room prompt reflection about the challenges we face as a society, including connectedness and isolation, aging and care, labour and consumerism, the climate crisis, food insecurity, and housing instability. Learn more
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