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Special Events

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.

The signature fundraising event for the Gardiner Museum is 12 Trees, established by George and Helen Gardiner in 1989. This exhibition and event have evolved over the years, and continue to be an annual tradition for Toronto families.

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SMASH, our Young Patrons Circle annual art party, exploded onto the social scene in 2016 and became an instant classic. Curated by an art director each year’s theme is brought to life through contemporary art installations, gourmet cuisine and special performances–a delight for all of the senses.

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8:00 pm - 1:00 am

SMASH: We Are More

SMASH presented by RBC Wealth Management returns for its most immersive art experience yet, featuring contemporary painters, sculptors, digital innovators, and botanical artists from Toronto and Montreal who will transform the Gardiner into sensory overload....


Become a Gardiner Friend or Patron

Get Free Admission, plus loads of other benefits with a Gardiner Friendship.

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