The Gardiner is now open from Thursday - Sunday, including free weekend admission! There's plenty of space to reconnect and amazing art to discover in all corners of the Museum. Clay Restaurant is still open Tuesday - Sunday. Reservations fill up fast, so book your table early. Please read our new health and safety policies before you visit.
From sticky to crusty, pliable to powdery, and shaped to shapeless, clay’s ability to transform in real time is prompting a new generation of artists to explore the possibilities of this ancient material. RAW features new work by four artists who are pushing boundaries with unfired clay: Cassils, Magdolene Dykstra, Azza El Siddique, and Linda Swanson. See it now!
We're firing up the kilns again! Join us on Sundays from 1 - 3 pm for drop in clay classes in our pottery studios. We've reduced our class sizes to allow for safe physical distancing, and instituted new health and safety protocols. Registration opens online at 10 am on the morning of the class. We can't wait to see you back in the studios!
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!
As we begin to welcome visitors back to the Gardiner, we need your support to continue offering innovative and engaging exhibitions, programs, and community projects on site and online. Make a donation and help us build community with clay.
TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT
Sponsorship Package: $1,500
10 tickets (+ sponsor 4 artists to attend and receive logo recognition at the event)
“A party of smashing proportions” National Post
“Drew a scene and left a mark” The Globe and Mail
“One of the city’s must-attend events of the season” FASHION
“An instant classic” HELLO! Canada
“Pottery parties are where it’s at” She Does the City
SMASH is the Gardiner’s annual art party, conceived by the Young Patrons Circle and presented by RBC Wealth Management. The name SMASH highlights the tension between the Museum as a space of conservation, but also contemporary art and live creativity.
An explosion of Canadian creativity awaits—a rally of contemporary painters, sculptors, digital innovators, musicians, and botanical artists from Toronto and Montreal will transform the Gardiner into sensory overload.
SMASH: We Are More tempts us out of our individual bubbles for a night of bold contemporary art, encounters with natural beauty, and mind-bending installations. Reflecting on the positive power of an interconnected world, SMASH: We Are More invites us to be present, revel, and explore something new. Artists, technologists, designers, musicians, DJs, and botanists have created layers of intrigue among the Museum’s permanent collection, exhibition space, and penthouse terraces.
Special performance by SONY Music artist Langston Francis
All-night DJ sets
Incredible city views
Curated outdoor spaces
Delectable food stations by The Food Dudes
Design competition by George Brown College Interaction Design graduates
Jacquelyn West (Art Director)
Camille Jodoin Eng
Special performance by Langston Francis
DJ Dre Ngozi
Follow @gardinermuseum for special announcements and surprises.
Melanie Foster, Co-Chair
Hank Latner, Co-Chair
Jennen Phelan, Co-Chair
Julie Hicks Riches
111 Queen's Park
Canada, M5S 2C7