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.
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, we’re taking inspiration from Chinese and Japanese porcelain to create our own collage plates using household 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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