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12 Trees Gala, 2017

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.

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.

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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.

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