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.
Opening October 20! The Gardiner has reunited for the first time more than 350 objects from Sir William Van Horne’s exceptional collection of Japanese pottery alongside archival materials and stunning watercolours.
Our annual 12 Trees fundraiser has evolved into New + Now, a celebration of national and international ceramics. View and purchase some of the world’s most extraordinary contemporary ceramic art, on display in Toronto for the first time.
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.
The Gardiner Museum thanks the generous individuals, corporations, foundations and government funders who make it possible for the Gardiner to celebrate the art of clay.
The Gardiner Benefactor Award
The Gardiner Benefactor Award is given to a donor or donors who have sustained the Museum over an extended period through their significant generosity through donations of objects, financial support, or both.
Bill & Molly Anne Macdonald, 2014
In Memory of R. Murray Bell & Ann Walker Bell, 2015
Robert & Marian Cumming, 2016
Dr. Pierre Karch & Dr. Mariel O’Neill-Karch, 2017
The Gardiner Museum has had many board members, donors and volunteers who have served over the years, and the Museum has benefited greatly from their support. To recognize this contribution to the Museum, and to ensure these key stakeholders remain connected to it, the distinction of “Gardiner Meritus” was created.
Our Gardiner Meritus members include previous board members, both Trustees and Directors; previous Presidents of the Gardiner Volunteer Committee (GVC) and volunteers who have served for over 20 years; donors giving $50,000, in funds or objects, in individual or cumulative gifts; and others may be suggested by senior staff or Board members to the Executive Director, including prominent artists who work in clay, past Gardiner Board Committee members, or those with a similar profile. Individuals in this category would need to be approved by the Governance Committee.
Jack Weinbaum Family Foundation
The Thor E. & Nicole Eaton Family Charitable Foundation
The Hal Jackman Foundation
The McLean Foundation
Education & Programs Sponsors
The Catherine and Maxwell Meighen Foundation
TD Bank Group
Great-West Life, London Life, Canada Life
The Citrine Foundation of Canada
The Langar Foundation
TD Bank Group
RBC Wealth Management
12 Trees Honorary Committee
Burgundy Asset Management Ltd
Cumberland Private Wealth Management
The Langar Foundation
AXA Canada Inc./ Ecclesiastical Insurance/HUB International HKMB Limited
BMO Financial Group
Chestnut Park Real Estate Ltd
Hermés Canada Inc.
Trust Realty Group
Canada Council for the Arts
Government of Canada
Province of Ontario
Ontario Arts Council
Ontario Arts Foundation
City of Toronto
This reflects donations made in 2017.
The Museum makes every effort to accurately publish our donor listings. If there is an error please call us at 416.408.5076.
Please note that only organizations are recognized on this page to protect the privacy of our individual donors.
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