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Lectures & Panels

The Gardiner’s lectures and panels draws on new insights into ceramics from the perspectives of artists, authors, critics, and scholars.

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Apr
May
03
08
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Intro to Ceramics

This six-part lecture series introduces participants to major themes in the history and evolution of ceramics from 3,000 BCE to the present day. Join the Gardiner's curators as they provide an overview of each of our permanent collection areas. Each...

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May
03
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Canada Recast: Alternative Futures with Drew Hayden Taylor and Camille Turner

For a look beyond 150, we turn to two Canadian science-fiction visionaries. Drew Hayden Taylor is a pioneer in the “Native Vampire” and “Native Gothic” genres. Camille Turner's interventions, installations and public engagements combine Afrofuturism with historical research, bringing hidden...

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May
16
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Looking Through the Glass: How Museums Constructed “Moche Culture”

Museums are not neutral windows to the past. Erell Hubert of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts explores the role of museums in shaping our impressions of the Peruvian “Moche culture”....

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September
27
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Painted on Porcelain: A Canadian Odyssey

In 1862, Viscount Milton and Dr. Walter Cheadle embarked on a journey across Canada. Chief Curator Meredith Chilton traces the story of their remarkable odyssey and the Minton bone china dessert services that commemorated their adventure....

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October
26
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Material Splendor in Renaissance Venice

At the crossroads of Europe and the Levant, Renaissance Venice was a centre of trade and a repository of goods from all over the world. This lecture will explore the place of ceramics among the luxuries found in the palaces...

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November
21
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The Kakiemon Craze: Europe’s Infatuation with Japanese Porcelain

Kakiemon porcelain caused a sensation when it arrived in Europe in the 17th century. Errol Manners discusses how Kakiemon swept Europe and the many attempts to copy and even fake it....

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