There’s more to the Gardiner than our collections. Take a clay class, learn about the art of ceramics with world-renowned guest speakers, or join us for one of our many special events.
The Gardiner Museum celebrates the art of ceramics and engages local and international audiences by promoting understanding of the long history of people crafting in clay.
Through the display of its permanent collections and special exhibitions, as well as through studio education, programs that engage diverse communities, and major contributions to scholarship, the Gardiner champions ceramics.
Support from the community is vital to the Gardiner’s ability to continue to provide
Reserve your table at CLAY Restaurant for January 31 - February 13 and enjoy a delicious $33 prix fixe menu featuring fresh, local fare. Choose from mushroom toast with burnt honey, Fogo Island cod fish and chips, our famous lamb burger, and more delectable dishes created by Chef Bianca Azupardo and her team.
The Gardiner Museum is always adding to our collection of both historical and contemporary ceramics. Our current lobby exhibition brings together a selection of modern and contemporary works acquired since the arrival of Chief Curator Sequoia Miller in April 2018 and on display for the first time.
Our popular March Break Camps give kids the opportunity to explore their creativity through clay, meet new friends, and learn hands-on skills under the guidance of a professional artist. Spots are filling up quickly. Register now!
The Gardiner Museum is among the few museums in the world focused on ceramics, and is one of the most important specialty museums internationally. It houses approximately 4,000 objects, including European porcelain, ceramics from the Ancient Americas, Chinese porcelain, Japanese porcelain, and contemporary ceramics. Search the collection online!
Support the Gardiner's mission to champion clay, build community, and promote arts education. All of our memberships include a full year of free admission to the Museum, as well as discounts at CLAY Restaurant and the Gardiner Shop, and start and at just $30!
TORONTO – August 29, 2013 – The Board of Directors of the Gardiner Museum is pleased to announce its new Executive Director and CEO, Kelvin Browne, effective November 4, 2013.
Currently Vice President Communication at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, Browne is a seasoned executive with 9 years of experience at the ROM in various roles including brand management, marketing, major exhibition planning, attendance and revenue generation, as well as awareness and perception of the ROM.
“It is with great pleasure that we welcome Kelvin to the role of Executive Director and CEO,” said Karen Sheriff, Chairman, Gardiner Museum Board of Trustees. “We are excited to begin this new chapter and look forward to his leadership and energy helping us build on the momentum and outstanding contribution of former Executive Director Alexandra Montgomery.”
This past March a board-led search was launched to fill the permanent leadership position following Montgomery’s departure to assume the role of VP Philanthropy at Tides Canada in Vancouver.
“As the Museum approaches its 30th anniversary it has grown to become one of the world’s most respected ceramic museums and rare specialized institutions, thriving and bringing in quality programming,” said Sheriff. “Kelvin’s background and strong passion for the Gardiner and for ceramics, make him a valuable new addition to the Museum and its future development.”
“The Board of Trustees would also like to wholeheartedly thank Rachel Gotlieb for an excellent job filling the management role in the interim, while at the same time continuing her work as Chief Curator and ensuring a seamless transition. Rachel will continue to actively support the Gardiner as Chief Curator within our very special institution,” added Sheriff.
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About the Gardiner Museum
The Gardiner Museum connects people, art and ideas by offering an intimate look at one of the world’s oldest and most universal art forms – ceramics. The Museum’s collections span continents and time, giving a glimpse into the development of ceramic processes, decoration and form. Year-round, the Museum mounts special exhibitions, events, lectures and clay classes to complement its permanent collection.
The Museum also features a casual café that serves delicious fare, and the Gardiner Shop, which specializes in artist-designed, artist-made merchandise. More information about the Museum and its exhibitions can be found online at www.gardinermuseum.com. Members of the media can register to access the Gardiner Museum’s online media room (www.gardinermuseum.on.ca/news-and-media) where they may download images and additional media materials.
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