There’s more to the Gardiner than our collections. Take a clay class, learn about the art of ceramics with world-renowned guest speakers, or join us for one of our many special events.
The Gardiner Museum celebrates the art of ceramics and engages local and international audiences by promoting understanding of the long history of people crafting in clay.
Through the display of its permanent collections and special exhibitions, as well as through studio education, programs that engage diverse communities, and major contributions to scholarship, the Gardiner champions ceramics.
Support from the community is vital to the Gardiner’s ability to continue to provide
Executive Chef Bianca Azupardo presents inspired seasonal menus that showcase locally-sourced ingredients, complemented by stunning views of the city.
Savour: Food Culture in the Age of Enlightenment closes January 19! Journey back in time to the kitchen gardens of Versailles and the intimate dining room of an amorous couple. Feast your eyes on porcelain peas, glass macarons, knitted cheese, and more fun surprises before they're gone.
Our popular March Break Camps give kids the opportunity to explore their creativity through clay, meet new friends, and learn hands-on skills under the guidance of a professional artist. Spots are filling up quickly. Register now!
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!
Support the Gardiner's mission to champion clay, build community, and promote arts education. All of our memberships include a full year of free admission to the Museum, as well as discounts at CLAY Restaurant and the Gardiner Shop, and start and at just $30!
The Gardiner Museum presents the 4th annual RBC Emerging Artist People’s Choice Award. Supported by the RBC Emerging Artists Project, the $10,000 award—voted by the public at the exhibition and online—honours a Canadian artist (or permanent resident) who has been out of school and practicing professionally with clay as part of their artist practice for seven years or less. A national panel of artists, curators, and arts educators nominated the five exceptional artists.
Online voting begins Wednesday September 3 at 12 pm and ends Monday October 13 at 11:59 pm. You can also vote at the exhibition from September 2 to October 13. Join the conversation on Twitter with #RBCgardiner.
Join us on Tuesday October 14 at 7 pm for the announcement of this year’s winner. There will be a reception from 5 – 6 pm followed by a panel discussion with the artists from 6 – 7 pm. Free to the general public.
Jess Riva Cooper
David R. Harper
Robin Lambert WINNER
The Nominating Committee
Diane Charbonneau, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Decorative Arts at the Montreal Museum of Fine Art
Virginia Eichorn, Director and Chief Curator of the Tom Thomson Art Gallery, Owen Sound, Ontario
Walter Ostrom, Artist and Professor of Ceramics at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University, 1969-2008
Mireille Perron, Artist, Scholar and Instructor at the Alberta College of Art + Design, Calgary
Gord Thompson, Coordinator of the Bachelor of Craft and Design program at Sheridan College, Oakville, Ontario
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