This summer, the Gardiner Museum is breaking down barriers and moving beyond traditional museum spaces to increase access and meet our communities where you feel safe. Join us now for pop-up window exhibitions, outdoor dining, and public art projects, followed by family clay activities, wellness workshops, performances, and more.
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!
On Thursday June 24 at 1 pm, Chief Curator and Deputy Director Sequoia Miller will be live online with artist Kahlil Robert Irving. Kahlil has received critical acclaim for his gritty ceramics and internet collages that examine contemporary life. Register for free now!
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!
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New Ho Queen is a Toronto-based collective bringing visibility and expressive spaces to the queer Asian and QTBIPOC community. Inspired by the exhibition Ai Weiwei: Unbroken, New Ho Queen will curate an art party in partnership with the Gardiner that breaks down walls and boundaries, and, through the lens of queer Asian artists, explore how building bridges and fostering chosen families create subcultural spaces for expression and belonging.
Curated by Ness Lee, queer Asian visual and performance artists will exhibit new works in the company of New Ho Queen resident DJs. Expect a vibrant and artistic evening in celebration of the queer Asian diaspora, with access to the exhibition Ai Weiwei: Unbroken.
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About the exhibition
Ai Weiwei is one of the world’s most influential artists and human rights activists, as well as one of China’s most formidable critics. Known for smashing conventions—and ceramics—with iconic works like Dropping a Han Dynasty Urn, he upends the cultural traditions and materials of his native China.
This highly-anticipated and timely exhibition explores the breaking of boundaries, both physical and symbolic, and considers how the artist’s ceramic works form a basis for his ongoing exploration of urgent social justice themes, including immigration, freedom of speech, and the repression of dissent. Learn more
PHIL LIND & ELLEN ROLAND
THE ROONEY FAMILY FOUNDATION
ELEANOR & FRANCIS SHEN
Image: Creative Direction by John Thai
Photography by May Truong
Hair/Makeup by Nikki Wong Jing
111 Queen's Park
Canada, M5S 2C7