There’s more to the Gardiner than our collections. Take a clay class, learn about the art of ceramics with world-renowned guest speakers, or join us for one of our many special events.
The Gardiner Museum celebrates the art of ceramics and engages local and international audiences by promoting understanding of the long history of people crafting in clay.
Through the display of its permanent collections and special exhibitions, as well as through studio education, programs that engage diverse communities, and major contributions to scholarship, the Gardiner champions ceramics.
Support from the community is vital to the Gardiner’s ability to continue to provide
Reserve your table at CLAY Restaurant for January 31 - February 13 and enjoy a delicious $33 prix fixe menu featuring fresh, local fare. Choose from mushroom toast with burnt honey, Fogo Island cod fish and chips, our famous lamb burger, and more delectable dishes created by Chef Bianca Azupardo and her team.
The Gardiner Museum is always adding to our collection of both historical and contemporary ceramics. Our current lobby exhibition brings together a selection of modern and contemporary works acquired since the arrival of Chief Curator Sequoia Miller in April 2018 and on display for the first time.
Our popular March Break Camps give kids the opportunity to explore their creativity through clay, meet new friends, and learn hands-on skills under the guidance of a professional artist. Spots are filling up quickly. Register now!
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!
Support the Gardiner's mission to champion clay, build community, and promote arts education. All of our memberships include a full year of free admission to the Museum, as well as discounts at CLAY Restaurant and the Gardiner Shop, and start and at just $30!
Saturday October 26 & Sunday October 27, 2019
For one weekend only, Gardiner Museum Friends can enjoy a free* weekend of discovery at the ROM. From the age of the dinosaurs to Ancient Egypt to the history of Canada, the ROM invites you to make your own discoveries with stunning artifacts on display in 30 galleries. A small surcharge applies to It’s Alive! Classic Horror & Sci-Fi Art from the Kirk Hammett Collection.
Please present your valid Gardiner Museum Friends membership card(s) and ID at the Access desk to receive free general admission. *Offer only valid for Gardiner Museum cardholders. Guest privileges do not apply.
The ROM is open from 10 am to 5:30 pm on Saturday and Sunday. For more information, visit www.rom.on.ca or call 416.586.8000.
Friday November 1 & Sunday November 3, 2019
Enjoy a weekend of free admission at the Textile Museum and experience two exhibitions: Tapestry of Spirit: The Torah Stitch by Stitch Project and Wild.
Please present valid Gardiner Museum membership card(s) and identification at the Textile Museum reception to take advantage of this special offer. Offer does not include guest privileges.
The Textile Museum of Canada is open 11:00 am to 5:00 pm every day, special docent tours on Sunday @ 2:00 pm. For more information, visit www.textilemuseum.ca or call 416-599-5321.
Saturday November 16 & Sunday November 17, 2019
The Bata Shoe Museum invites Gardiner Museum Friends to experience original and engaging exhibitions that use footwear as the point of entry into compelling stories from cultures around the world. Gardiner Museum Friends can enjoy both the permanent and temporary exhibitions during their visit including the latest exhibition: WANT: Desire, Design and Depression Era Footwear.
Present your valid Gardiner Museum Friend card(s) and ID at the Admission Desk to receive free general admission as well as a 10% discount in the Bata Shoe Museum Shop. This offer is only valid for Gardiner Museum cardholders. Guest privileges do not apply.
The Bata Shoe Museum is open Saturday from 10 am – 5 pm and Sunday from 12 pm – 5 pm. For more information, visit www.batashoemuseum.ca or call 416.979.7799.
The ROM: 20% off admission
Gardiner Friends Save 20% on admission tickets to the Royal Ontario Museum, Canada’s largest museum of art, culture and nature.*
Buy tickets at www.rom.on.ca and use promo code GARDINER, or present your valid Gardiner membership card and ID at the ROM’s admission desk to receive your discount.
*20% discount is valid on all admission tickets both onsite and online. Discount cannot be combined with other discounts or offers. This special discount is not valid during discounted hours of admission.
The Faculty Club: Free Access
Gardiner Friends receive free access to the Faculty Club at the University of Toronto. Enjoy exquisite meals accompanied by the perfect wine, and mingle with friends and associates in a setting that has something for everyone. Simply present your Gardiner Friends card.
Visit the Faculty Club website to learn more: www.facultyclub.utoronto.ca
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