The Gardiner Museum is open seven days a week. Explore our permanent collection, discover special exhibitions, get hands-on with clay in our studios, dine, shop, and more. We look forward to welcoming you!
Enter a world at once familiar and uncanny. The exhibition hall has been transformed into an immersive reimagining of Montreal-based artist Karine Giboulo's home. Brought to life by over 500 miniature polymer clay figures, this is no ordinary house. The figures tell stories that reflect our most urgent social issues, from the pandemic and climate crisis to food insecurity and housing instability. Get tickets!
A new season of clay classes is open for registration! Sign up for stoneware, hand building, wheel throwing, and special exhibition courses. Winter is the perfect time to stay warm in the studio and learn a new skill. Register 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!
Limited time offer! Purchase or renew a Gardiner Friendship before January 1, 2023 and receive a free Get Acquainted pass (valued at $30) to gift to the art lover of your choice. Become a Gardiner Friend today!
Suzanne Thomson is a ceramic artist, registered psychotherapist, and art therapist with 30 years of experience integrating these practices to facilitate healing, community building, and social transformation work. As a practitioner of Zen Buddhism with training in contemplative arts, sensorimotor psychotherapy, narrative therapy, and trauma-informed approaches, she offers psychotherapy, clinical supervision, and teaches at the Toronto Art Therapy Institute and the University of Toronto. Transformation by Fire: Women Overcoming Violence Through Clay, a 10-year retrospective at the Gardiner Museum facilitated by Suzanne, won the 2013 OMA Award of Excellence in Exhibitions. It is a direct reflection of her deep commitment to working collaboratively to address social justice issues through the arts.
111 Queen's Park
Canada, M5S 2C7