This summer, the Gardiner Museum is breaking down barriers and moving beyond traditional museum spaces to increase access and meet our communities where you feel safe. Join us now for pop-up window exhibitions, outdoor dining, and public art projects, followed by family clay activities, wellness workshops, performances, and more.
During our temporary closure, we're posting exhibitions and selections from our collection online. Discover Inuit ceramics, Chinese and Japanese porcelain, pottery from the Ancient Americas, and more!
On Thursday June 24 at 1 pm, Chief Curator and Deputy Director Sequoia Miller will be live online with artist Kahlil Robert Irving. Kahlil has received critical acclaim for his gritty ceramics and internet collages that examine contemporary life. Register for free now!
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.
The Gardiner’s summer Family Day programs are generously supported by Mary Janigan & Tom Kierans
FREE with Registration
Join us live for Virtual Family Day with arts educator Sam Hill, and get creative in your own home. This week, kids will learn about the Gardiner’s collection of contemporary art and create their own sculptures using found materials. The activity will be followed by a reading of one of our favourite art story books.
What you’ll need:
Meet your instructor:
Toronto-based artist Sam Hill holds a Honours BA in Art and Art History from the University of Toronto and Sheridan College, with a certificate in Curatorial Studies. She has won awards for Excellence in Art Education in the School and Community and Faculty Painting Awards for Excellence in Painting.
Since 2017, Sam has worked as an arts and crafts facilitator for the Gardiner Museum’s Family Day programs. She has also volunteered with the Textile Museum and The Blackwood Gallery through education internships, and assisted with photography lessons for children in a camp setting.
Although her specialty lies in painting and drawing, Sam has experience producing art through multiple mediums including but not limited to print media, digital and film photography, video editing, graphic design, pottery, jewellery making, costume design, bookbinding, and sculpture. She is always exploring new creative ways of producing artwork.
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