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
Reserve your table for the Santa Claus Parade Brunch. Enjoy a delicious buffet with one of the best views of the parade in the city. Space is limited so book your spot early!
You're invited on a journey from the steamy kitchens of cooks who advocated light, flavourful cuisine centuries before our time to the dining rooms of connoisseurs who relished their meals served on newly-invented vessels. Be transported back to the 18th century through stunning objects, decadent recipes, amusing stories, and theatrical sets. Plan your visit to Savour: Food Culture in the Age of Enlightenment now!
Join us on November 21 for the opening of the International Ceramic Art Fair and be the first to see and purchase exceptional ceramics by women-identified artists. Proceeds from the event support the Gardiner's clay education and outreach programs. Buy your ticket 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!
Everyone can love clay! Become a Friend at one of the world’s great specialty museums and enjoy the benefits, including unlimited admission, invitations to exhibition previews and special events, discounts on lectures and clay classes, and more.
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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