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Ai Weiwei is one of the world’s most influential artists and human rights activists, and one of China’s most formidable critics. Ai Weiwei: Unbroken features a selection of the artist's most iconic ceramics, and marks the international debut of new work. See it now!
SMASH: Nourish is a night of bold artwork, delicious cuisine, refreshing drinks, and invigorating experiences. The Gardiner Museum Young Patron Circle's annual art party sold out last year, so get your tickets early!
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 New + Now
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Package of 10 tickets: $2,000
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Our annual 12 Trees fundraiser has evolved into New + Now, a celebration of national and international ceramics in support of our clay education and outreach programs, and special exhibitions throughout the year. As one of the world’s only museums dedicated to ceramics, the Gardiner is committed to championing clay and supporting up-and-coming as well as established artists working in the medium.
New + Now kicks off with an exclusive preview gala of our new International Ceramic Art Exposition featuring outstanding Canadian ceramics alongside cutting-edge works from top international gallerists, and the opening of David R. Harper: Zodiac, a spectacular museum-wide installation. View and purchase some of the world’s most extraordinary contemporary ceramic art, on display in Toronto for the first time.
Tickets for our annual fundraising gala sell out each year!
With thanks to our New + Now Honorary Committee
Nicky Eaton, Chair
Education & Outreach Partners
Rosemary Phelan, The Langar Foundation
Ira Gluskin and Maxine Granovsky Gluskin
The Thor E and Nicole Eaton Family Charitable Foundation
Emerging Artist Supporters
Susan Crocker and John Hunkin
Header image: Courtesy of David R. Harper. Photo by Rich Maciejewski.
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