The Gardiner is thrilled to announce the launch of CLAY, an original in-house restaurant offering seasonal menus of fresh, local fare in collaboration with The Food Dudes.
Ai Weiwei is one of the world’s most influential artists and human rights activists, and one of China’s most formidable critics. Ai Weiwei: Unbroken features a selection of the artist's most iconic ceramics, and marks the international debut of new work. Opens February 28!
Get creative as a family with clay activities on February 17 and 18, including a fun mosaic-making workshop led by a local artist. Admission for visitors 18 and under is free everyday!
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.
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