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
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.
Executive Chef Bianca Azupardo presents inspired seasonal menus that showcase locally-sourced ingredients, complemented by stunning views of the city.
You're invited on a journey from the steamy kitchens of cooks who advocated light, flavourful cuisine centuries before our time to the dining rooms of connoisseurs who relished their meals served on newly-invented vessels. Be transported back to the 18th century through stunning objects, decadent recipes, amusing stories, and theatrical sets. Plan your visit to Savour: Food Culture in the Age of Enlightenment now!
On December 10, award-winning Cree journalist Connie Walker moderates a panel featuring exhibiting artists Cannupa Hanska Luger and Kali Spitzer, as well as Cora McGuire-Cyrette, Executive Director of the Ontario Native Women’s Health Association. The conversation will centre on the role of visual art in addressing the crisis of murdered and missing Indigenous women, girls, queer, and trans community members. Get tickets 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!
Everyone can love clay! Become a Friend at one of the world’s great specialty museums and enjoy the benefits, including unlimited admission, invitations to exhibition previews and special events, discounts on lectures and clay classes, and more.
Winter classes will be available for online registration starting Tuesday November 5 at 9 am. 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.
There will be NO in person registration on Tuesday November 5. If you arrive in person you will be instructed to register online. Regular in-person registration hours (10 am – 5 pm) will resume on November 6.
Phone registration will be available at 416.408.5055 starting 9 am on November 5, but please be aware that response times are expected to be longer than usual. Voicemails will be answered in the order that they are received. We highly recommend online registration whenever possible.
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: Memberships at the “Get Acquainted” 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com 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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