In accordance with the announcement by the provincial government, the Gardiner Museum has closed temporarily, effective Monday November 23. While this news is difficult, the health and safety of our visitors, staff, and the wider community remains our top priority. We'll continue to provide you with engaging digital content to keep us connected while the galleries are closed.
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!
In accordance with instructions from the provincial government, the Museum closed to the public on Monday November 28 and we have cancelled all clay classes. We regret the inconvenience this may cause, but are hopeful that these actions will help maintain the health and safety of our communities. We will automatically be crediting students with a refund for remaining sessions.
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.
Clear your head, silence your phone, and experience YOKO ONO: THE RIVERBED in solitude on a quiet Saturday morning. Co-presented with the Shambhala Meditation Centre of Toronto, these intimate guided meditation sessions will take place in the exhibition space, just before the museum opens to the public. Situated specifically within Ono’s Stone Piece installation, visitors will receive introductory meditation instruction, and a deeper understanding of how to bring present-moment awareness into daily life. Each session will be followed by a tea and conversation.
March 24: Connecting with your basic nature
April 21: Staying open in any situation
May 12: Bringing meditation into everyday life
What are the benefits of meditation practice? An important one is learning to be kind to ourselves whatever our state of mind may be. By doing so we develop a greater capacity to truly see and hear others. This session will include meditation instruction and guided practice from the Shambhala tradition with an emphasis on staying present with whatever arises. Sometimes called “making friends with ourselves”, the openness we extend to our own minds helps us be present with others.
About the Shambhala Meditation Centre of Toronto
The Shambhala Meditation Centre of Toronto is part of Shambhala, an international community dedicated to recognizing the innate goodness of all and manifesting that goodness in society. People of all traditions come to explore our diverse programs which are designed to help us discover our inherent sanity, gentleness, and humour.
Stone Piece (detail), Yoko Ono, 2015 / 2018, © Yoko Ono. Photo: Tara Fillion
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