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
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.
Executive Chef Bianca Azupardo presents inspired seasonal menus that showcase locally-sourced ingredients, complemented by stunning views of the city.
You're invited on a journey from the steamy kitchens of cooks who advocated light, flavourful cuisine centuries before our time to the dining rooms of connoisseurs who relished their meals served on newly-invented vessels. Be transported back to the 18th century through stunning objects, decadent recipes, amusing stories, and theatrical sets. Plan your visit to Savour: Food Culture in the Age of Enlightenment now!
On December 10, award-winning Cree journalist Connie Walker moderates a panel featuring exhibiting artists Cannupa Hanska Luger and Kali Spitzer, as well as Cora McGuire-Cyrette, Executive Director of the Ontario Native Women’s Health Association. The conversation will centre on the role of visual art in addressing the crisis of murdered and missing Indigenous women, girls, queer, and trans community members. Get tickets 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!
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.
Making a planned gift to the Gardiner Museum ensures future generations will enjoy the beauty ceramics bring into our lives in so many ways.
Making a planned gift to the Gardiner Museum ensures future generations will enjoy the beauty ceramics bring into our lives in so many ways. It provides a lasting, meaningful gift to the Gardiner that gives ongoing support to our permanent collection, exhibitions, and education programs.
The Gardiner Museum was founded because of the generosity of George and Helen Gardiner who made a significant living gift by establishing the Museum in 1984, and continued their support through planned gifts. The Museum has continued to grow thanks to the generosity of donors who want desire to maintain a connection to an organization they have continually supported, and who want to invest in the Museums development.
If you plan on making a significant gift to the Gardiner in your will that is $25,000 or more, you can choose to establish a Named Endowment Fund to be recognized in perpetuity for your generosity.
Your planned gift to the Gardiner can take many forms:
How to Make a Planned Gift
The Gardiner Museum is happy to discuss your estate plans. However, as your situation is unique, we encourage you to consult with your personal financial and legal advisors before including the Museum in your will. The Gardiner asks that all donors who have made a planned gift complete a pledge form as a record of their commitment.
If you already have a will, it’s not too late to add a bequest. For a small legal fee, you can add a codicil, or an amendment, to your existing will. Again, we advise you to contact your lawyer or financial advisor for more information.
Please note the Gardiner Museum is not engaged in rendering legal or tax advisory service. Advice from legal and tax counsel should be sought when considering these types of gifts.
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