We believe that art is for everyone. Join us this summer from Wednesday - Sunday for FREE Museum admission, hands-on activities, outdoor art displays, studio classes, dining, shopping, and more. Whether you want to explore the indoor galleries or engage with art outdoors, we're here for you. We can't wait to welcome you back to the Gardiner!
We've reopened our doors with a series of new artworks and exhibitions on display, including HEAVY SHINE, part of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival; Sheridan Graduate Show: Audax 8, a showcase of work by the next generation of ceramic artists; and Garniture Remix, an installation of vases and vessels from all areas of the collection. There's so much to discover!
We've officially launched hands-on art activities on the plaza - all summer, all outdoors, all free! Join us every Wednesday - Sunday for kids colouring activities, clay bird making workshops, and family days, part of Gardiner Goes Outside. Plan a visit with family or friends and reconnect over clay.
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!
With the Museum closed temporarily, we need your support to continue to offer innovative and engaging exhibitions, programs, and community projects online, as well as plan for the future. Please consider making a donation to 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