In accordance with the announcement by the provincial government, the Gardiner Museum has closed temporarily. The health and safety of our visitors, staff, and the wider community remains our top priority. We'll continue to provide you with engaging digital content to keep us connected while the galleries are closed.
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!
In this live online event hosted by Chief Curator Sequoia Miller, artist Courtney M. Leonard will discuss three of her artworks in connection to the theme “Water”. Leonard's current work embodies the multiple definitions of “breach,” an exploration and documentation of historical ties to water, whale, and material sustainability. 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!
With the Museum closed temporarily, we need your support to continue to offer innovative and engaging exhibitions, programs, and community projects online, as well as plan for the future. Please consider making a donation to help us build community with clay.
The Gardiner celebrates the inauguration of the Joan Courtois Gallery, spanning three levels of the Museum’s soaring staircase, with a commissioned work by Nurille Stern. Drawing from medieval European manuscripts and relief sculpture, Fable features a fantastical cast of cats, mice, and mythical creatures. Stern’s innovative lattice-like components emphasize the vertical space of the gallery, marrying clay with stained glass and polymerized gypsum.
About the Artist
Nurielle Stern is an emerging artist and graduate of Alfred University’s renowned MFA program in Ceramic Art. Stern first exhibited at the Gardiner Museum in 2013, and in 2015, her interactive installation, The Bone Runners, was presented at the Gardiner as a Scotiabank Nuit Blanche Independent Project.
She received the 2018 Craft Ontario Volunteer Committee Emerging Artist Award, and is the 2019 winner of the Winnifred Shantz Award for Ceramics.
Header image: Fable, detail; ceramic and stained glass; 2019
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