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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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August
22
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Sin Fronteras Monarch Butterfly Project – A Flight Path Without Borders Launch

All are welcome to attend the public opening of The Sin Fronteras Monarch Butterfly Project, featuring a butterfly dance performed by seniors of the Davenport-Perth Community, music, refreshments, and more....

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August
25
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Family Sunday: Spread Your Wings

Just before the monarch butterflies begin their annual migration to Mexico, join us for a special ceramic butterfly-making workshop in English and Spanish, facilitated by artist Lumy Fuentes from The Sin Fronteras Monarch Butterfly Project....

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September
04
10:30 am - 3:00 pm

The Joy of Ceramics: Decolonizing the Canon

The Gardiner Volunteer Committee invites you to the annual Joy of Ceramics fundraising luncheon, featuring guest speaker Kent Monkman. ...

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September
12
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Reading Room: Queen’s Park Oral History Transcriptions

Join us for a collective reading and discussion of anonymous transcripts from artist Abdi Osman’s oral history research around cruising encounters in Queen’s Park....

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September
18
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Artist Talk: Michelle Mendlowitz and Robin Tieu

Hear Michelle Mendlowitz and Robin Tieu talk about their new Shop exhibition, Causality: The Cumulative Effect....

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September
24
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Japan Imagined: European Influence on 17th-century Kakiemon Porcelain and Lacquer Decoration

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 - 7:00 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
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
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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