The Gardiner Museum is open seven days a week! Explore our permanent collection, discover special exhibitions, and get hands-on with clay in our studios. We look forward to welcoming you.
Discover an installation of works by American artist Sharif Bey on now in our lobby. Bey's practice is influenced by African and Afro-diasporic aesthetic traditions, as well as ancient Andean ceramics and contemporary popular culture.
Summer will be here before you know it! Don't wait to sign up for the Gardiner's popular summer camps. New this year, all our week-long sessions are full-day multimedia camps, so kids can draw, paint, sculpt, and more.
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!
Help us continue to offer innovative and engaging exhibitions, programs, and community projects in person and online, as well as plan for the future. Please consider making a donation today.
Enhanced: $200 (includes access to the exclusive Patron Opening for the Gardiner’s Fall 2022 Exhibition on October 18, and four free admission passes to the Museum)
Ticket package (10): $1,250
Free for Young Patron Circle members
The Gardiner’s annual art party returns for an unforgettable evening of contemporary art, cocktails, cuisine, and more.
SMASH is a night when the next generation of artists, arts enthusiasts, and cultural philanthropists come together to celebrate the city’s vibrant arts community and see how young Canadian artists are pushing the boundaries of their media.
This year, SMASH explores our connection to the world around us: our relationship with the land we inhabit, our responsibility to protect and nurture the environment, and the complex ways that place defines our collective and individual identities.
Randell Adjei is an entrepreneur, speaker, and spoken word practitioner. He was recently appointed Ontario’s first Poet Laureate. Randell is the author of “I am Not my struggles”, an anthology of poetry released in 2018, and is the founder of one of Toronto’s largest youth-led initiatives, R.I.S.E. Edutainment (Reaching Intelligent Souls Everywhere).
Jasmine Cardenas is a Canadian-Ecuadorian multidisciplinary artist, working in sculptural painting, collage, and installation. Often influenced by family stories and traditions, lived experiences and her domestic environment, Cardenas’ work floats between real and imagined spaces. At times culturally specific, and at times intuitively lead by the tactile materials used in her process-driven practice. Cardenas holds a BFA from OCAD University (2017) and is currently based in Hamilton, Ontario.
Sami Tsang is a Toronto-based ceramic artist whose work explores domestic encounters and private narratives borne out of the flux amidst two cultures, Chinese and Western. Sami studied traditional Chinese painting for 7 years in Hong Kong. After returning to Canada, Sami earned her B.A. Craft & Design from Sheridan College (2002), and her MFA in Ceramics from Alfred University, NY (2001). Sami has exhibited her work in solo and group exhibitions in the US and Canada, including the ClayAkar Gallery, Iowa City, the Gardiner Museum, and Cooper Cole Gallery, Toronto.
DJ Dre Ngozi can be heard (and seen!) playing the sweetest sets at all the feel-good parties, spinning everything from classic hip-hop and R&B, to island riddims and afrobeat, to electro and house, and anything in-between. Through fresh mixes, Dre takes the crowd on an unexpected journey, gliding through different sounds seamlessly.
Jaime McCuaig of GUNNAR Floral is an artist whose creative practice engages with the living world of plants and flowers, processes of growth, and the ephemerality of seasons. By foraging and sourcing locally, McCuaig assembles unique forms of abundance, creating unexpected encounters and inspiring curiosity, engagement, and protection of a natural world connected to its place of growth.
Azadeh Houshmand (Co-Chair) / Odessa Paloma Parker (Co-Chair) / Sadhisha Ambagahawita / Isha Damania / Justin Harris / Anjali Hospattankar / Marina Krtinic / Michael Liebrock / Kulin Matchhar / Anjli Patel / Liam Randhawa / Anne Robinson / Jigen Shah
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