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About the Museum

The Gardiner Museum brings together people of all ages and communities through the shared values of creativity, wonder, and community that clay and ceramic traditions inspire.

The Museum engages audiences with exhibitions, programs, and hands-on classes, while stewarding a significant permanent collection. The Gardiner interprets historical ceramics to emphasize their relevance today, and champions emerging and established Canadian artists and their role in the broader world. The Museum innovates through clay education, as it brings together the experience of making with a deeper understanding of the art of ceramics.

The Gardiner believes in making, looking, and thinking through clay.

Read the 2018 – 2020 Strategic Plan