Join à la Carte Kitchen Inc. at the Gardiner Bistro for lunch from Sunday to Friday in the third-floor Terrace Room with stunning views overlooking the city.
Part of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, ARTIFACT by Deborah Samuel explores the narrative of transformation and evokes the spirit of clay. Viewed collectively and at a distance, the twelve carbon pigment prints produce a planetary effect evoking ancient human cultures and mysterious celestial constructions.
Chinese calligraphy is above all an art and a discipline that leads to calmness, concentration, agility, goodness, beauty, and harmony in all aspects of life. On Sunday May 28, in celebration of Asian Heritage Month, join instructor Sui-Yung Tung for a hands-on calligraphy workshop. Free with admission. No registration required.
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.
A curated group of Gardiner Museum supporters.
The Gardiner Museum’s Young Patrons Circle is an exclusive, curated group designed for the next generation of Gardiner supporters who want to improve their own knowledge of art, culture, and collecting, while providing philanthropic support to a world-renowned cultural institution. Working with our YPC Committee, the Gardiner is welcoming founding members to the organization who want to shape the future of our Museum. Our YPC members are leaders in their field, interested in the arts, cutting edge, creative, open-minded and range in age from 25-45. They are committed to culture, act as advocates for the Gardiner, and want to be part of a vital and audacious group.
The Young Patrons Circle launched in June 2015 at an elegant affair with distinguished guest The Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada. It was a celebration of cutting-edge ceramic art and the contributions young philanthropists have made to the arts. A crowd of urban, affluent tastemakers marked the introduction of the Young Patrons Circle as a significant event in the Museum’s history.
To join the Young Patrons Circle or for further information, please contact John Farrell, Chief Development Officer, at 416.408.5052 or email@example.com.
By joining the YPC you will gain exclusive access to a museum unique in Toronto. You will enjoy:
Note: Programs marked with (*) are complimentary for YPC members. Tickets to public events can be purchased by YPC members at the Gardiner Friends rate.
Thursday June 22, 8 pm – midnight *
After the sold out success of SMASH in 2016, SMASH Voyeur*ish is the hotly-anticipated second installment of this new art party. A one-night exploration of our human desire to watch without being seen, Voyeur*ish explores life in a world that’s constantly looking back at itself. This annual YPC event is complimentary for all YPC members. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 416.408.5075.
Thursday May 18, 3:30 pm *
Connoisseur Group: The Historians
Gallery Tour with Dr. Erell Hubert
Dr. Erell Hubert is curator of pre-Columbian art at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. More details to come.
July/August (Date TBD) *
Permanent Collection Tour with Karine Tsoumis
Tour the Gardiner Museum’s permanent collection with curator Karine Tsoumis and meet fellow Young Patron supporters.
Tuesday September 19, 4 – 5 pm *
RBC Collection Tour
Since 1929, the RBC Art Collection has grown and developed as a reflection of RBC’s commitment to the arts. Join Corrie Jackson, RBC’s Assistant Curator, and fellow Patron Circle members, for a tour of this diverse collection.
Friday September 22, 5 – 6:30 pm *
Tea and the Table with Meredith Chilton
Join the Gardiner’s Chief Curator, Meredith Chilton, for a talk on the history of tea and its vessels.
Tuesday October 17, 6 – 8 pm *
Patron Circle Opening: Steven Heinemann: Culture and Nature
Steven Heinemann is one of Canada’s most accomplished contemporary ceramic artists. This major retrospective showcases his body of work over 30 years, throughout which he has remained at the forefront of the national and international art world. Join us for a reception to preview the exhibition, followed by an artist talk.
Thursday November 16, 8 – 11 pm
12 Trees Gala
Details to be announced.
Tuesday November 21, 6:30 – 8 pm
The Kakiemon Craze: Europe’s Infatuation with Japanese Porcelain
Founding Partner & Director, Acasta Capital
Apart from a magnificent permanent collection, the Gardiner Museum attracted me because it is a premier cultural institution with a dynamic and bright future ahead of it. It is a landmark with a solid foundation, and unlimited upward trajectory. The Gardiner is building an institution which will be even more meaningful, relevant, and engaged in the community. I am looking forward to helping build the Gardiner Museum of tomorrow.
Manager, Marketing Planning & Strategy, Mackenzie Investments
Passionate about arts and culture and a big fan of Toronto, I was looking for an opportunity to be more involved in the community while being immersed in arts. After volunteering for an event at the Gardiner Museum, I loved the diversity and uniqueness of this institution. Being a founding member provides me with an outlet to hopefully bring this great museum to more people who love Toronto and love unique art. The Gardiner Museum has a wonderful vision and I’m happy to be a part of it!
Principal, Hughene Acheson Fine Art Consulting
Hughene has always enjoyed an afternoon cup of tea, more so in a beautiful porcelain cup.
JULIE HICKS RICHES
Principal, Riches Consulting
The Gardiner Museum’s unique ability to incorporate up and coming international and Canadian artists while showcasing a vast collection of our industry’s standards is an experience like no other. It’s easy to see why this hidden gem is such a treasure!
PAUL W. TYE
Principle, Tye Consulting
I joined the YPC because I am excited to show a new generation of art lovers an amazing space and outstanding collection. The YPC is an exciting new edition to Toronto’s arts and culture scene and one you will all be hearing a lot about.
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