We're thrilled to welcome you back safely to the Gardiner with new exhibitions, hands-on activities, studio classes, dining, shopping, and more. Please note that all visitors 12 and older must show proof of full vaccination. Plan your visit today!
Renaissance Venice was a multicultural metropolis at the intersection of trade routes linking Europe to the Islamic World, with pigments, spices, and luxury objects flowing through the city. Discover a sensory world of more than 110 objects, including Venetian ceramics and glass, Islamic metalware, and contemporary art. Plan your visit now!
Feeling stressed? In our four-week mindfulness workshops, registered art therapist Suzanne Thomson will show you a series of clay hand-building exercises to help you relax and reconnect with the present. The first class starts on October 28, so act fast!
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!
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.
Part of the Community Arts Space
The Gardiner Museum and No.9 Contemporary Art & The Environment have partnered to encourage action on important social and environmental issues, and amplify the work of prominent and emerging BIPOC and 2SLGBTQ+ identifying artists. The Pillars of Change project is rooted in No.9’s Pillars of Sustainability, nine essential components for cultivating healthy communities: Open Green Space, Food Security, Green Building Design, Alternative Energy, Civic Engagement & Leadership, Public Art & Design, Waste Management, Water Management, and Transportation.
Each artist has created poster artwork in both an open edition—a version that can be customized and remixed by you—and an artist edition. The artist editions are now on display in our street-level light box signs.
Personalize your Pillars of Change artwork and share your creation with us online for the chance to see it displayed in large-scale formats, like digital billboards, around Toronto. This project is open to all ages and abilities!
Download the customizable posters at PillarsofChange.art
Pillar of Change Artist Panel
Tuesday August 24 at 1 pm
Join us for virtual artist panel hosted by award-winning interdisciplinary artist and designer, Sean Martindale, who will be in conversation with artists, Kellen Hatanaka, Brian Jiang, and Vivian Rosas. Learn more
About the Artists
Kellen Hatanaka is a multidisciplinary artist from Toronto, living and working in Stratford, Ontario. His vibrant, figurative work is centered around heritage, tradition, identity and representation. He has exhibited in Canada and internationally, and has created many public artworks. In 2016, he was awarded the Governor General’s Award along with Jon-Erik Lappano for their book, “Tokyo Digs a Garden.”
Brian Jiang (they/them) grew up in the suburbs of the Greater Toronto Area. Their childhood consisted of tough loving parents, the aroma of home-cooked Chinese meals, and finding joy in drawing mediocre pictures. Brian’s work is informed by their love of discordant yet satisfying colour combinations, the balance between gestural forms and intricate details, folk art, and analogue media.
Vivian Rosas is a Toronto-based queer, Mestizx/Latinx multidisciplinary illustrator, dancer, and muralist. Feminism, empowerment, and diversity are recurring themes in her work. Her goal is to create imagery that expresses a sense of inclusiveness for underrepresented communities.
Community Arts Space Lead Sponsor
Susan Crocker & John Hunkin
111 Queen's Park
Canada, M5S 2C7