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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. See it now!
SMASH: Nourish is a night of bold artwork, delicious cuisine, refreshing drinks, and invigorating experiences. The Gardiner Museum Young Patron Circle's annual art party sold out last year, so get your tickets early!
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 among others.
SMASH is a night when the next generation of arts enthusiasts and cultural philanthropists come together to celebrate the city’s vibrant arts community and see how young Canadian artists are pushing the boundaries of their media.
Gardiner Friends Excursion
Join us for our fourth annual Gardiner Friends Excursion! This year, we will be visiting Jeff Goodman Studio, a Toronto-based studio known for their modern blown glass vessels and innovative architectural glass, for a demonstration and tour. Afterwards, we will travel to The Robert McLaughlin Gallery in Oshawa. The RMG features a collection of over 4,500 works, and five galleries of changing contemporary and historical exhibitions. We will have a lunch at The RMG’s beautiful Arthur’s On the 4th, then embark on a guided tour led by Sonya Jones, Curator of Collections at The RMG.
Get free admission, plus tons of other benefits with a Gardiner Friendship.
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