The Gardiner is thrilled to announce the launch of CLAY, an original in-house restaurant offering seasonal menus of fresh, local fare in collaboration with The Food Dudes.
Ai Weiwei is one of the world’s most influential artists and human rights activists, and one of China’s most formidable critics. Ai Weiwei: Unbroken features a selection of the artist's most iconic ceramics, and marks the international debut of new work. Opens February 28!
Drawing from the Gardiner’s own collection and artist Ai Weiwei’s practice in traditional Chinese craft, Dr. Maris Boyd Gillette explores how Jingdezhen porcelain has inspired ceramists to create, copy, and counterfeit its glories.
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.
Supporting the Gardiner Museum demonstrates your organization’s commitment to creativity, the vitality of the cultural sector in Toronto, and to the benefits of arts education.
The Gardiner works with its corporate partners to design innovative partnerships that align with your philanthropic and brand priorities.
Corporate partnerships can support our world-class exhibitions, education and community initiatives, highly-anticipated special events, unique programming or aspects of our permanent collection. We look for organizations whose values align with ours—vitality, creativity, and innovation.
Sponsoring a Gardiner initiative provides access to a unique, urban, affluent audience that is passionate about the arts. Additionally, your organization is supporting the growth of the Gardiner Museum.
The Gardiner works with our Corporate Partners to create unique benefits for sponsors in addition to a comprehensive recognition package. The Gardiner welcomes the opportunity to discuss additional opportunities to work together to meets your philanthropic goals.
Our Corporate Partners help the Museum to achieve our goals; the Gardiner works with sponsors to achieve their funding objectives, too.
The Gardiner presents word-class exhibitions that demonstrate the relevancy of ceramics in our society. From exhibitions that explore the ancient world to shows that put ceramics in a broader social and historical context to new, contemporary installations and artworks, our special exhibitions make the Gardiner one of the most important specialist museums in the world.
Special events at the Gardiner are truly unique experiences that are highly anticipated and often sold-out. Our signature fundraiser, New + Now, is a celebration of national and international ceramics in support of our clay education and outreach programs, and special exhibitions throughout the year. New + Now features an emerging artist commission, an International Ceramic Art Exposition, and an opening night gala.
The Gardiner’s Young Patrons Circle annual art party SMASH became an instant classic when it launched in 2016. Bringing together the very best of Toronto’s young professionals, influencers and social mavens, SMASH is the ideal opportunity to reach out to the 25-45 demographic at a carefully curated event featuring contemporary art installations, gourmet cuisine, and special performances.
Education And Programs
Through education, programming and community outreach initiatives, the Gardiner engages people with the unique qualities of clay, which offer a creative experience like no other. By taking part in a clay class, each participant is engaging in a creative practice that contributes to their feeling os social inclusion and mental well-being.
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