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!
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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