Join us for a delicious three-course lunch while enjoying one of the best views in the city. Try our famous CLAY burger, ricotta gnudi, and more inspired local fare.
Join us for a full summer of free community programming inspired by the transformative power of clay. Four public projects explore how justice and pleasure can co-exist as counterpoints to calling out, gaslighting, and exhaustion. Register for free talks, clay workshops, and more!
There's still time to register for our popular clay camps, now with earlier start times, art-filled field trips, and fresh new themes. Sign up now for a week of hands-on creativity!
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!
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SMASH presented by RBC Wealth Management, the Gardiner Museum’s annual summer art party, returns on Wednesday June 26! This year, we’re taking you on an immersive journey of self-care and celebration.
Indulge in delectable food and drink, unwind in a meditation session with MINDSET brain gym, revel in good company and conversation, and interact with dazzling contemporary art installations that will refresh and reenergize you.
Meet the artists who’ll be transforming the Museum for one night only. SMASH sells out every year so get your tickets early!
Diana Lynn VanderMeulen is a Toronto-based multimedia artist who investigates mysterious elements of our natural world through a selective vision of magical realism. Her objective in creating and exploring these realms is provoking the subconscious, challenging our reality by lifting the viewer into a deeper inner state of mind, and sifting through the longing within our day-to-day lives in order to create seemingly unlikely effervescent entrances suggestive of a mirage.
Ness Lee is an illustrator/artist based in Toronto. They explore the sensitivity of emotional expression and its resonance with intimacy of the self and our engagements. They use a range of mediums and surfaces as a method expression, such as ceramics, drawing, painting, textiles, and mixed media sculpture.
Jon Sasaki is a Toronto-based multidisciplinary artist whose practice brings performance, video, object, and installation into a framework where expectation and outcome rarely align. Often charting territory between logic and absurdity, his work employs ad hoc problem solving and inefficiencies in thought experiments that search for useful models.
SMASH: Nourish is art-directed by RBC Senior Curator Corrie Jackson and hosted by the Gardiner Museum Young Patron Circle. Get your tickets here, or join our Young Patrons Circle for a complimentary ticket!
IMAGES:  Artwork by Diana Lynn VanderMeulen  Diana Lynn VanderMeulen  Ness Lee. Photo: Lulu Wei  Jon Sasaki
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