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Programs & Events

Join us for special exhibition programs, lectures and panels, art parties, and more!

Registration can be done online any time, in person during Museum hours, or by phone at 416.408.5055 Monday to Friday from 10 am to 5 pm.

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September
24
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Japan Imagined: Lacquerware and Kakiemon Porcelain from the Rijksmuseum

Menno Fitski, Curator of East Asian Art at the Rijksmuseum, delves into the stories of elite clients and private traders mesmerized by the Japanese decorative arts in the 17th century....

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October
16
10:00 am - 9:00 pm

Friends Day | Savour: Food Culture in the Age of Enlightenment

Gardiner Friends are invited to join us for an exclusive preview of the exhibition Savour: Food Culture in the Age of Enlightenment before it opens to the public. ...

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October
18
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Enlightened Feast

Reflecting on the new enlightenment in the worlds of cuisine and food culture, former line cook turned journalist Ivy Knight guest curates this unique culinary experience. ...

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October
23
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

European Union Film Festival Food Market

Sample European delicacies, cocktails, and wine offered by the Belgian Chocolate Shop, Le Baratin, Cucinato Studio, Croatia Meats, Chef Janos Szekely, Wines of Germany, and more....

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October
24
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Empty Bowls 2019

More than 400 bowls are donated by potters and delicious soups are prepared and ladled out by some of Ontario’s most eminent chefs, all in support of Anishnawbe Health Toronto....

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November
03
9:00 am - 11:00 am

Sunday at the Gardiner: Curator Tour and Light Fare

This unique Sunday morning experience offers visitors a rare chance to explore the exhibition Savour: Food Culture in the Age of Enlightenment alongside its curator, Meredith Chilton, before the Museum opens to the public....

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November
04
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The King’s Peas Book Launch

Join us for the book launch of The King’s Peas: Delectable Recipes and their Stories from the Age of Enlightenment, written by curator Meredith Chilton with contributions by Markus Bestig, Executive Chef at The York Club....

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November
12
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Majolica Mania: From the Victorians to the Present

Jo Briggs, Associate Curator of 18th- and 19th-Century Art at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, reveals what majolica can teach us about Victorian culture, as well as our own....

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November
21
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

International Ceramic Art Fair Preview Gala

The International Ceramic Art Fair Preview Gala offers exclusive first access to view and purchase the exceptional works on display, representing the best in contemporary ceramics....

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December
10
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Program Panel: Visual Art and the MMIWQT Crisis

Join us for a conversation with artists Cannupa Hanska Luger and Kali Spitzer who will discuss their work and the role of visual art in addressing the MMIWQT crisis....

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