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Become a Gardiner Friend

Join one of the world’s great specialty museums and enjoy the benefits.

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Friends

  • One-year unlimited admission to the permanent collection and special exhibitions
  • Unlimited guest privileges on Friends Days for special exhibitions
  • Discounts on clay classes, lectures, programs, and at à la Carte at the Gardiner Bistro
  • 10% off in the shop (20% during holiday season)
  • Subscription to either What’s On sent via mail, or e-subscription to The Gardiner Friends News
  • Invitations to exclusive Gardiner Friend events
  • 1 complimentary guest pass
  • 1 free lecture per year
  • One-year unlimited admission to the permanent collection and special exhibitions
  • Unlimited guest privileges on Friends Days for special exhibitions
  • Discounts on lectures, programs, and at à la Carte at the Gardiner Bistro (excludes clay classes)
  • 10% off in the shop (20% during holiday season)
  • Subscription to either What’s On sent via mail, or e-subscription to The Gardiner Friends News
  • Invitations to exclusive Gardiner Friend events
  • 1 complimentary guest pass
  • 1 free lecture per year
  • One-year unlimited admission to the permanent collection and special exhibitions
  • Unlimited guest privileges on Friends Days for special exhibitions
  • Discounts on clay classes, lectures, programs, and at à la Carte at the Gardiner Bistro
  • 10% off in the shop (20% during holiday season)
  • Subscription to either What’s On sent via mail, or e-subscription to The Gardiner Friends News
  • Invitations to exclusive Gardiner Friend events
  • 1 complimentary guest pass
  • 1 free lecture per year
  • One-year unlimited admission to the permanent collection and special exhibitions
  • Unlimited guest privileges on Friends Days for special exhibitions
  • Discounts on clay classes, lectures, programs, and at à la Carte at the Gardiner Bistro
  • 10% off in the shop (20% during holiday season)
  • Subscription to either What’s On sent via mail, or e-subscription to The Gardiner Friends News
  • Invitations to exclusive Gardiner Friend events
  • 1 complimentary guest pass
  • 1 free lecture per year
  • One-year unlimited admission to the permanent collection and special exhibitions
  • Unlimited guest privileges on Friends Days for special exhibitions
  • Discounts on clay classes, lectures, programs, and at à la Carte at the Gardiner Bistro
  • 10% off in the shop (20% during holiday season)
  • Subscription to either What’s On sent via mail, or e-subscription to The Gardiner Friends News
  • Invitations to exclusive Gardiner Friend events
  • 1 complimentary guest pass
  • 1 free lecture per year
  • One-year unlimited admission to the permanent collection and special exhibitions
  • Unlimited guest privileges on Friends Days for special exhibitions
  • Discounts on clay classes, lectures, programs, and at à la Carte at the Gardiner Bistro
  • 10% off in the shop (20% during holiday season)
  • Subscription to either What’s On sent via mail, or e-subscription to The Gardiner Friends News, as well as quarterly emails on children’s programs and events
  • Advanced registration on children’s Summer and March Break camps
  • Invitations to exclusive Gardiner Friend events
  • 1 complimentary guest pass
  • 1 free lecture per year

Supporting Friends

Give more and get more. Our Sustaining and Contributing friends receive additional benefits like reciprocal museum benefits, complimentary guests each time you visit and complimentary subscription to Ornamentum, Canada’s Decorative Arts magazine. Your additional gift will also be supporting the Gardiner’s exhibitions, permanent collection, and education and community programs.

Cardholders can enjoy the following benefits:

  • One-year unlimited admission to the permanent collection and special exhibitions
  • Unlimited guest privileges on Friends Days for special exhibitions
  • Discounts on clay classes, lectures, programs, and at à la Carte at the Gardiner Bistro
  • 10% off in the shop (20% during holiday season)
  • Subscription to either What’s On sent via mail, or e-subscription to The Gardiner Friends News
  • Invitations to exclusive Gardiner Friend events
  • 2 complimentary guest passes
  • 1 free lecture per year
  • Reciprocal access to museums affiliated with the ROAM program
  • Charitable tax receipt and recognition in the Annual Report

Cardholders can enjoy the following benefits:

  • One-year unlimited admission to the permanent collection and special exhibitions
  • Unlimited guest privileges on Friends Days for special exhibitions
  • Discounts on clay classes, lectures, programs, and at à la Carte at the Gardiner Bistro
  • 10% off in the shop (20% during holiday season)
  • Subscription to either What’s On sent via mail, or e-subscription to The Gardiner Friends News
  • 3 complimentary guest passes
  • 1 free lecture per year
  • Reciprocal access to museums affiliated with the ROAM program
  • Charitable tax receipt and recognition in the Annual Report
  • Invitations to exclusive Gardiner Friend events and one Patron Opening Reception per year

Patron Circle Friends

Enjoy exclusive access to Gardiner events, including Patron Openings for each exhibition and invitation to the Garden Party. Patron Circle friends also gain special access, along with their complimentary guests, to exhibitions and private tours. All Patron Circle friends have the opportunity to connect with artists and collectors through the Patron Connoisseur Group. This additional gift will also be supporting the Gardiner’s exhibitions, permanent collection, and education and community programs.

Cardholders can enjoy the following benefits:

  • One-year unlimited admission to the permanent collection and special exhibitions
  • Unlimited guest privileges on Friends Days for special exhibitions
  • Discounts on clay classes, lectures, programs, and at à la Carte at the Gardiner Bistro
  • 10% off in the shop (20% during holiday season)
  • Subscription to either What’s On sent via mail, or e-subscription to The Gardiner Friends News
  • 2 complimentary guest passes in addition to two guests that can accompany you on every visit
  • 1 free lecture per year
  • Reciprocal access to museums affiliated with the ROAM program
  • Charitable tax receipt and recognition on the Annual Report and Museum’s Lobby Donor Wall
  • Invitations to exclusive Gardiner Friend events, all Patron Opening Receptions and the Annual Patron Garden Party
  • Access to exclusive Young Patrons Circle events
  • Enrollment in either The Contemporaries or The Historians Patron Connoisseur Groups
  • 1 complimentary ticket to an annual YPC event

Cardholders can enjoy the following benefits:

  • One-year unlimited admission to the permanent collection and special exhibitions
  • Unlimited guest privileges on Friends Days for special exhibitions
  • Discounts on clay classes, lectures, programs, and at à la Carte at the Gardiner Bistro
  • 10% off in the shop (20% during holiday season)
  • Subscription to either What’s On sent via mail, or e-subscription to The Gardiner Friends News
  • 4 complimentary guest passes in addition to three guests that can accompany you on every visit
  • 1 free lecture per year
  • Reciprocal access to museums affiliated with the ROAM program
  • Charitable tax receipt and recognition in the Annual Report and Museum’s Lobby Donor Wall
  • Invitations to exclusive Gardiner Friend events, all Patron Opening Receptions and the Annual Patron Garden Party
  • Enrollment in either The Contemporaries or The Historians Patron Connoisseur Groups

Cardholders can enjoy the following benefits:

  • One-year unlimited admission to the permanent collection and special exhibitions
  • Unlimited guest privileges on Friends Days for special exhibitions
  • Discounts on clay classes, lectures, programs, and at à la Carte at the Gardiner Bistro
  • 10% off in the shop (20% during holiday season)
  • Subscription to either What’s On sent via mail, or e-subscription to The Gardiner Friends News
  • 4 complimentary guest passes in addition to four guests that can accompany you on every visit
  • 1 free lecture per year
  • Reciprocal access to museums affiliated with the ROAM program
  • Charitable tax receipt and recognition in the Annual Report and Museum’s Lobby Donor Wall
  • Invitations to exclusive Gardiner Friend events, all Patron Opening Receptions and the Annual Patron Garden Party
  • Enrollment in both The Contemporaries and The Historians Patron Connoisseur Groups

Cardholders can enjoy the following benefits:

  • One-year unlimited admission to the permanent collection and special exhibitions
  • Unlimited guest privileges on Friends Days for special exhibitions
  • Discounts on clay classes, lectures, programs, and at à la Carte at the Gardiner Bistro
  • 10% off in the shop (20% during holiday season)
  • Subscription to either What’s On sent via mail, or e-subscription to The Gardiner Friends News
  • 4 complimentary guest passes in addition to five guests that can accompany you on every visit
  • 1 free lecture per year
  • Reciprocal access to museums affiliated with the ROAM program
  • Charitable tax receipt and recognition in the Annual Report and Museum’s Lobby Donor Wall
  • Invitations to exclusive Gardiner Friend events, all Patron Opening Receptions and the Annual Patron Garden Party
  • Enrollment in both The Contemporaries and The Historians Patron Connoisseur Groups

Cardholders can enjoy the following benefits:

  • One-year unlimited admission to the permanent collection and special exhibitions
  • Unlimited guest privileges on Friends Days for special exhibitions
  • Discounts on clay classes, lectures, programs, and at à la Carte at the Gardiner Bistro
  • 10% off in the shop (20% during holiday season)
  • Subscription to either What’s On sent via mail, or e-subscription to The Gardiner Friends News
  • 4 complimentary guest passes in addition to unlimited guests that can accompany you on every visit
  • 1 free lecture per year
  • Reciprocal access to museums affiliated with the ROAM program
  • Charitable tax receipt and recognition in the Annual Report and Museum’s Lobby Donor Wall
  • Invitations to exclusive Gardiner Friend events, all Patron Opening Receptions and the Annual Patron Garden Party
  • Enrollment in both The Contemporaries and The Historians Patron Connoisseur Groups

Patron Connoisseur Groups

The Gardiner’s Patron Connoisseur Groups provide additional benefits for our Patron Circle members and above.  Choose from The Historians and The Contemporaries group to align with your personal interests.  Each group provides unique opportunities to:

  • See rarely viewed objects and private collections
  • Have private visitors with artists in their studios
  • Receive invitations to exclusive events with prominent curator and scholars
  • Have a personal staff contact with your Gardiner Curatorial Liaison
  • Access opportunities for exclusive tours and travel with like-minded collectors and enthusiasts

* National/Int’l for individuals living at least 100 km away from the Gardiner Museum.
** Student memberships require a valid post-secondary student ID to be presented.
*** Family memberships are applicable for up to 2 adults and two children at the same address.
**** Member & Guest membership offers unlimited admission for one cardholder and their guest. Program discounts apply only to the primary cardholder.
***** For our young patrons, 45 and under.
Tax receipt issued (Business Number 10808 2900 RR0001)
There are no refunds on purchases of memberships at any level.