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 Saturdays and 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.
For the last ten years, the Gardiner Museum and the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic have partnered to offer an engaging series of art therapy groups for women who have experienced violence. Since 2003, clients of the Schlifer Clinic have worked with a professional artist (Susan Low-Beer) and an art therapist (Suzanne Thomson) in the Museum’s clay studios to sculpt their trauma narratives in clay, transforming their pain and reconnecting with their resilience and strength.
This partnership was established by former Director of Education, Diane Wolfe. In 2013, these art therapy groups have culminated in a landmark exhibition, Transformation by Fire, designed to raise public awareness about violence against women in a sensitive, informed, and compelling way, and to provide accessible and inspiring real life role models for anyone who has either experienced or witnessed violence.
Thanks to the generosity of our patrons and members of the community, the Museum has raised the funds needed to offer free admission to the public for the duration of Transformation by Fire. Please take advantage by bringing your friends and family to explore this compelling exhibition.
Learn more about Barbara Schlifer and The Barbara Schlifer Commemorative Clinic.
Assaulted Women’s Helpline: 1.866.863.0511 or awhl.org
Exhibition Programs & Events
Tuesday February 5, 5:30 – 7 pm
Patron Circle Preview
Wednesday February 6, 9 – 10:30 am
Members Morning Talk And Tea
Wednesday February 6, 9 am – 8 pm
Members Preview Day
Saturday February 9, 1 – 4 pm
Hands On Workshop
Tuesday February 26, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Lecture: Susan Low-Beer
Friday March 8, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
International Women’s Day Dance
Performance by Julie Lassonde
Friday April 12, 7 – 9 pm
Thursday April 11, 6:30 – 8 pm
Lecture: Body/Mind Expressive Arts
Thursday April 18, 12 – 1:30pm
Lecture: Humans Rights Watch
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