The Gardiner is now open from Thursday - Sunday, including free weekend admission! There's plenty of space to reconnect and amazing art to discover in all corners of the Museum. Clay Restaurant is still open Tuesday - Sunday. Reservations fill up fast, so book your table early. Please read our new health and safety policies before you visit.
From sticky to crusty, pliable to powdery, and shaped to shapeless, clay’s ability to transform in real time is prompting a new generation of artists to explore the possibilities of this ancient material. RAW features new work by four artists who are pushing boundaries with unfired clay: Cassils, Magdolene Dykstra, Azza El Siddique, and Linda Swanson. See it now!
We're firing up the kilns again! Join us on Saturdays and Sundays from 1 - 3 pm for drop in clay classes in our pottery studios. We've reduced our class sizes to allow for safe physical distancing, and instituted new health and safety protocols. Registration opens online at 10 am on the morning of the class. We can't wait to see you back in the studios!
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!
As we begin to welcome visitors back to the Gardiner, we need your support to continue offering innovative and engaging exhibitions, programs, and community projects on site and online. Make a donation and help us build community with clay.
Fall clay classes will be available for online registration starting September 21 at 10 am for Gardiner Friends*, and September 25 at 10 am for the general public. Please note that these classes are uploaded manually so it may take several minutes before the entire schedule is posted. We do not release the schedule in advance of registration.
Because of our reduced staffing and hours, we highly recommend online registration as we will not always have someone answering the phones. If you are unable to register online, you can call 416.408.5055 or email email@example.com and someone will return your message at the first possible opportunity. Messages will be answered in the order that they are received. This may take up to 24 – 48 hours.
*Does not include to Get Acquainted pass holders
New Gardiner Friends: Memberships must be purchased online as a separate transaction prior to purchasing your class in order for your discount to take immediate effect. Please note: Get Acquainted pass holders are not eligible for class discounts.
Existing Gardiner Friends: If you purchased your membership online, your account was automatically created for you using the information you provided at that time. If you purchased in person or over the phone, you will need to link your membership following the steps below in order to receive your discount. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you cannot link your membership. All prior membership glitches have now been resolved.
1. Click “LOGIN” located at the top of the page
2. Click “Create Account”
3. Fill out the form and click “Yes” for “Are you already a Gardiner Friend?”
4. Click “Create Online Account”
5. Enter your membership number and postal code in the following format X#X #X# (Please include the space in your postal code)
6. Click “Create Account”
7. At this point you should be logged in and should be able to see your membership details by clicking “MY ACCOUNT” located at the top of any page.
8. You can renew your membership here.
If you make your purchase and were unable to apply your membership discount, include that in the “Order Notes” field upon registration or send an email to email@example.com. Please do not wait until you arrive for class to let us know that you did not receive your discount.
If you are experiencing difficulties registering and need assistance please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 416.408.5055. Voicemails will be answered in the order that they are received, with response times being longer than usual on the first day of registration.
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