Join à la Carte Kitchen Inc. at the Gardiner Bistro for lunch from Sunday to Friday in the third-floor Terrace Room with stunning views overlooking the city.
For the past thirty-five years, acclaimed Canadian artist Steven Heinemann has transformed the medium of ceramics in Canada. This timely retrospective featuring more than 70 objects examines Heinemann’s fascinating and evolving process. Opens October 19!
Celebrate 25 years of Empty Bowls at the Gardiner! Sample delicious soups by some of the city's top chefs and choose a ceramic bowl to take home with you, all in support of Anishnawbe Health Toronto's work to aid the homeless.
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.
Help us share the vitality of clay and bring the process of ceramics to life!
This year, we are focusing on a transformation with the community at the centre: a redeveloped lobby that will improve the overall visitor experience and feature a Community Clay Studio. By having the process of making clay at the forefront, we will provide all visitors with a greater understanding of clay as a medium and form of artistic expression.
Key Features of the New Lobby
Community Clay Studio
By creating an additional clay studio in this prominent location, we will be able to:
The current shop will be re-designed to integrate with the Community Clay Studio and the Lobby, featuring more Canadian ceramists.
We will be working with KPMB on this project. As the architects of the current building, developed between 2003-2006, they can ensure that that their new design integrates well with the award-winning building.
Architectural renderings by KPMB Architects
Thank You to Our Donors
Current as of December 19, 2016
Department of Canadian Heritage
Laura Dinner & Richard Rooney
$10,000 – $25,000
Ira Gluskin & Maxine Granovsky Gluskin
Lorna Marsden & Edward Harvey
Michael Young Family Foundation
$5,000 – $9,999
Margarete & John Woollatt
Alison & David Appleyard
Gail & Ian Brooker
Kelvin Browne & Michael Allen
Ellen & Brian Carr
Dick & Deirdre Cousland
Theresa & Philip Day
George & Kathy Dembroski
Douglas G. Gardner
William E. Hewitt
In memory of Jim Jones
Gardiner Volunteer Committee, Joy of Ceramics Luncheon
Bruce Keilty, HUB International, HKMB
Tom & Milou Kelley
Heather R. Lochhead
Katherine A. Lochhead
The Ouellette Family
Ontario Arts Foundation
Barbara M. Ritchie
Lisa A. Ritchie
Gretchen & Donald Ross
Esther & Sam Sarick
Deb Perna & Eric Siegrist
In memory of Carolus Dragutin Smejda
In memory of Elisabeth Smejda-Glass
Botho & Susan von Bose
In honour of the Gardiner Museum Potters
Up to $500
Lauren Gould & André Kassermelli
Neville & Lorraine Kirchmann
Lucy Klein Horsman
The Laundy Family
Orlena Lee & Derek Wong
Katy Liu & Alfred Yu
Pace Family Foundation
Wendy and Leslie Rebanks
Gail Vanstone & Kevin Karst
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