The Gardiner is thrilled to announce the launch of CLAY, an original in-house restaurant offering seasonal menus of fresh, local fare in collaboration with The Food Dudes.
Ai Weiwei is one of the world’s most influential artists and human rights activists, and one of China’s most formidable critics. Ai Weiwei: Unbroken features a selection of the artist's most iconic ceramics, and marks the international debut of new work. Opens February 28!
Drawing from the Gardiner’s own collection and artist Ai Weiwei’s practice in traditional Chinese craft, Dr. Maris Boyd Gillette explores how Jingdezhen porcelain has inspired ceramists to create, copy, and counterfeit its glories.
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.
Each year the Gardiner hosts a number of special events including exhibition openings, private artist studio tours, intimate lectures with world-renowned scholars, and visits to personal collections amongst others.
Each year the Gardiner Museum holds a signature fundraising gala in support of the Museum’s education and outreach programs. Established by George and Helen Gardiner in 1989 as the 12 Trees Gala, this event continues to evolve.
Our Young Patrons Circle annual art party, SMASH, exploded onto the social scene in 2016 and instantly became one of the city’s most anticipated cultural events. Curated by an art director, each year’s theme is brought to life through contemporary art installations, gourmet cuisine, and special performances.
Get Free Admission, plus loads of other benefits with a Gardiner Friendship.
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