The Gardiner Museum is open seven days a week. Explore our permanent collection, discover special exhibitions, get hands-on with clay in our studios, dine, shop, and more. We look forward to welcoming you!
Enter a world at once familiar and uncanny. The exhibition hall has been transformed into an immersive reimagining of Montreal-based artist Karine Giboulo's home. Brought to life by over 500 miniature polymer clay figures, this is no ordinary house. The figures tell stories that reflect our most urgent social issues, from the pandemic and climate crisis to food insecurity and housing instability. Get tickets!
A new season of clay classes is open for registration! Sign up for stoneware, hand building, wheel throwing, and special exhibition courses. Winter is the perfect time to stay warm in the studio and learn a new skill. Register 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!
Limited time offer! Purchase or renew a Gardiner Friendship before January 1, 2023 and receive a free Get Acquainted pass (valued at $30) to gift to the art lover of your choice. Become a Gardiner Friend today!
Ceramics has been reborn in recent years as a contemporary medium, captivating a new generation of artists working in clay today. Discover the work of five up-and-coming artists from across Canada, nominated by a panel of practitioners, collectors and arts educators. Who’s the breakout art star this year? We want you to be the judge! Vote for your favourite to win the $10,000 grand prize!
David R. Harper (Ontario)
Derya Akay (British Columbia)
Lisa Henriques (British Columbia)
Veronika Horlik (Montreal) WINNER
Zane Wilcox (Saskatchewan)
The Nominating Committee
Rory MacDonald, Assistant Professor, Chair of Craft, NSCAD University, Halifax
Pascale Girardin, Artist and Designer, Montreal
Joe Friday, Contemporary Art Collector, Ottawa
Ydessa Hendeles, Contemporary Art Collector, Toronto and New York City
Sally Michener, Artist and Teacher, Vancouver
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