We're thrilled to welcome you back safely to the Gardiner with new exhibitions, hands-on activities, studio classes, dining, shopping, and more. Please note that all visitors 12 and older must show proof of full vaccination. Plan your visit today!
Renaissance Venice was a multicultural metropolis at the intersection of trade routes linking Europe to the Islamic World, with pigments, spices, and luxury objects flowing through the city. Discover a sensory world of more than 110 objects, including Venetian ceramics and glass, Islamic metalware, and contemporary art. Plan your visit now!
Feeling stressed? In our four-week mindfulness workshops, registered art therapist Suzanne Thomson will show you a series of clay hand-building exercises to help you relax and reconnect with the present. The first class starts on October 28, so act fast!
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!
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.
Dear Friends of the Gardiner,
We are so grateful for the enthusiasm and support that Gardiner volunteers and Friends have shown for our annual Joy of Ceramics fundraiser over the years.
The Gardiner recognizes that young people in diverse communities across the city have been among the most adversely affected by the pandemic. With this in mind, the Joy of Ceramics Committee invites you to Spread the Joy by helping us launch a new program in support of hands-on learning through clay education.
The Spread the Joy program will directly support a series of weekly drop-in clay sessions over a 4-6 week period for approximately 25 teen participants per session. Our reach is limited only by the donations we receive. The cost of the program will be approximately $20 per participant. The more donations we receive, the more young people can participate. Please consider funding two or three students ($40 to $60). Your gift will have a major impact.
We will be working with community partners to deliver this program, in keeping with the Gardiner’s history of building relationships with community arts organizations.
Our Gift to You
All donors to the campaign will be provided with access to the program “Preserving Artistic Heritage: An evening with Save Venice” on November 4, featuring a discussion between Senior Curator Karine Tsoumis and Christopher Apostle, Project Director at Save Venice and Senior Vice President at Sotheby’s. Priority for in-person attendance will be given to donors. A digital recording of the event will be made available to those who are unable to attend.
Donations will be accepted until November 30, 2021. Tax receipts for donations in excess of $20 will be issued.
Online: Please fill out the form below
Mail: Send a cheque to Joy of Ceramics c/o Gardiner Museum, 111 Queen’s Park, Toronto, M4S 2C7
Please make cheques payable to the Gardiner Museum.
“An Evening with Save Venice” is supported by the Istituto Italiano di Cultura.
111 Queen's Park
Canada, M5S 2C7