We're delighted to announce that the Gardiner Museum will reopen to the public with two days of free admission on Saturday July 11 and Sunday July 12. From July 13 onward, we'll resume our regular hours and admission rates. It seems we've been gone so long—we miss you and can't wait to welcome you back! Please read about our new health and safety protocols before your visit.
During our temporary closure, we're posting exhibitions and selections from our collection online. Discover Inuit ceramics, Chinese and Japanese porcelain, pottery from the Ancient Americas, and more!
We're excited to present a new live series hosted by Chief Curator Sequoia Miller in which an artist will share three of their artworks and speak about them in connection to a larger theme. On Thursday July 9 at 1 pm, Azza El Siddique, a Sudanese-Canadian interdisciplinary artist working in sculpture, installation, painting, photography, and film, will discuss three of her artworks in the context of the theme “Absence”. Registration is free!
Every object in our permanent collection can be accessed through our eMuseum portal. Learn about individual collecting areas, like Italian Maiolica or Modern and Contemporary Ceramics, or search the full collection by keyword. You'll be amazed by what you discover!
We’re closed until further notice, but we’re planning for the day when we can again welcome visitors. We encourage you to make a gift to the Gardiner. This will be vital for when we reopen, and is the optimistic message we all need.
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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