We're delighted to announce that the Gardiner Museum will reopen to the public with two days of free admission on Saturday July 11 and Sunday July 12. From July 13 onward, we'll resume our regular hours and admission rates. It seems we've been gone so long—we miss you and can't wait to welcome you back! Please read about our new health and safety protocols before your visit.
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!
We're excited to present a new live series hosted by Chief Curator Sequoia Miller in which an artist will share three of their artworks and speak about them in connection to a larger theme. On Thursday July 9 at 1 pm, Azza El Siddique, a Sudanese-Canadian interdisciplinary artist working in sculpture, installation, painting, photography, and film, will discuss three of her artworks in the context of the theme “Absence”. Registration is free!
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’re closed until further notice, but we’re planning for the day when we can again welcome visitors. We encourage you to make a gift to the Gardiner. This will be vital for when we reopen, and is the optimistic message we all need.
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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