The Gardiner Museum is open seven days a week! Explore our permanent collection, discover special exhibitions, and get hands-on with clay in our studios. We look forward to welcoming you.
Discover an installation of works by American artist Sharif Bey on now in our lobby. Bey's practice is influenced by African and Afro-diasporic aesthetic traditions, as well as ancient Andean ceramics and contemporary popular culture.
Summer will be here before you know it! Don't wait to sign up for the Gardiner's popular summer camps. New this year, all our week-long sessions are full-day multimedia camps, so kids can draw, paint, sculpt, and more.
Every object in our permanent collection can be accessed through our eMuseum portal. Learn about individual collecting areas, like Italian Maiolica or Modern and Contemporary Ceramics, or search the full collection by keyword. You'll be amazed by what you discover!
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We checked out the AGO’s new exhibition, featuring 13 ground-breaking works from the collection (including one by a familiar face).
In 2020, a beautiful dish with playing cherubs entered the Gardiner Museum’s permanent collection. This small object stands at the nexus of stories about maiolica collecting, the creation of fakes and reproductions, and the nineteenth-century fashion for ceramics inspired by a range of styles from the past.
Born and raised in Lithuania, Daumante (Dauma) Stirbyte creates strange and endearing works that convey a sense of curiosity and wonder. Dauma’s work is currently featured in the Gardiner Shop exhibition Some Place Else. We sat down with her to learn more about her journey into the world of ceramics.
Discover the fascinating story behind the conservation of a leather presentation case for an 18th-century tea and chocolate service. Get a behind-the-scenes look at how it was restored and what secrets the conservators uncovered.
December is our favourite month at the Gardiner Museum and the perfect time for a visit with friends and family. And this year, more than ever, the museum offers a safe space to reconnect and share in some holiday cheer. So we’ve compiled a list of our Museum must-dos.
We recently stopped by the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) and found ourselves once again transported by the art and atmosphere of this iconic Toronto destination. What stood out was an exhibition by Toronto-born Chinese Canadian artist Matthew Wong (1984-2019).
Krystyne Griffin, a fixture of local best-dressed lists who is celebrated for her striking and original style, has been credited with single-handedly bringing serious fashion to the Toronto. Today, she designs a highly-coveted collection of artisan jewellery sold at the Gardiner Shop.
We’re currently in the final stages of developing of a digital interactive that will enhance our ability to interpret and bring aspects of our historical collections to life. The project will cast new light on our significant holdings of Japanese porcelain and Japanese-inspired ceramics from the Macdonald Collection.
Still looking for the perfect Mother’s Day gift? We’ve got you covered! Here are 10 gift ideas that are as special as mom. Bonus: They’re all made in Canada by women artisans.
An update from Chief Curator Sequoia Miller on the Gardiner’s ongoing anti-racism, anti-oppression, and equity work.
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