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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!
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A recap of AWW Free School: Fake News, the third workshop in a series of four that break down the themes presented in the special exhibition Ai Weiwei: Unbroken.
Remembering Sandra Alfoldy, a historian and curator who helped position Canadian crafts and scholarship on the world stage.
Dr. Maris Gillette, author of “China’s Porcelain Capital: The Rise, Fall and Reinvention of Ceramics in Jingdezhen,” gives us tips on distinguishing real antique Chinese porcelain from forgeries.
The lobby display Best in Show spotlights a diverse range of canine-centric ceramics dating from 300 BCE to the 21st century, and reveals how artists have used clay throughout history to convey the varied relationships between dogs and people. We asked curator Natalie Hume to share with us her five favourite dogs from the display, and which one she would ultimately crown “Best in Show.”
Merray Gerges writes about Amy Wong and Amy Lam’s Institutional Critique Teach-In, a public program held as part of the exhibition Obsession: Sir William Van Horne’s Japanese Ceramics, and reflects on her own emotional and intellectual labour as an art critic.
To learn more about some of the ceramics from Sir William Van Horne’s extraordinary collection, we asked Dr. Akiko Takesue, guest-curator of the exhibition Obsession: Sir William Van Horne’s Japanese Ceramics, to tell us about five of her favourite objects on display.
2018 has been a year to remember for the Gardiner. From our beautiful plaza reconstruction to the launch of New + Now, here’s a look back at some of the highlights from this exciting year.
Inspired by David. R Harper: Zodiac, a spectacular twelve-part installation on display until January 6, we invited author and astrologer Liz Worth to reveal what the stars hold in store for you this December.
A conversation with Dr. Rachel Gotlieb, Adjunct Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Gardiner Museum.
In anticipation of the holiday season—which seems to be approaching at a faster rate this year—we asked Gardiner Shop Manager, Adeline La, to curate a selection of gifts guaranteed to please both the creative soul and dedicated connoisseur on your list.
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