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 recent work by African American artist Sharif Bey in our lobby. Bey foregrounds African and Afro-diasporic aesthetic traditions and considers the role of historical artifacts removed from their cultures of origin.
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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In anticipation of their upcoming Gardiner Shop exhibition in November, we visited the shared studio of artists Nurielle Stern and Shay Salehi in Artscape’s Case Goods Warehouse.
Meredith Chilton, Chief Curator at the Gardiner Museum, delighted us with insight into her love of porcelain ahead of her upcoming lecture Painted on Porcelain: A Canadian Odyssey.
Dr. Karine Tsoumis, Curator at the Gardiner Museum, enlightens us on the connection between 16th-century maiolica and the domestic sphere, what excites her most about her research, and how today’s luxuries compare with those of Renaissance Venice.
Douglas Coupland talks about why he decided to co-curate this year’s 12 Trees exhibition, the vital role that light plays in his own life, and his fascination with making “stuff.”
From clay-eating parrots to Clare Twomey’s working ceramics factory at Tate Modern, these were September’s top stories from around the world on everything ceramics related.
Teapots and robotics collide in Splendid Teapot Racing, a beloved sport of many who embrace Steampunk, an artist-led subculture based on Victorian science-fiction.
Pottery has taken on celebrity status lately, with the fashion world, star Instagram potters, and even mega-celebrities like Brad Pitt embracing ceramics. It isn’t hard to see its allure—in a world that feels increasingly unstable, kneading a slab of clay with your hands is a great way to unplug and connect with the present moment.
soJin Chun, one of our six Community Arts Space: Art is Change partners, tells us the ways in which art can change the world. Why is it important for public spaces to make room for “art-making”? “Art-making” activates communities through conversation and collaboration. The act of making art within the context of public spaces creates […]
The August Fröhls collective (led by artists/curators Aman Sandhu and Swapnaa Tamhane), one of our six Community Arts Space partners, speaks to the importance of art and storytelling. Why is it important for public spaces to make room for “art-making”? It’s important in order to provide accessibility for a wider audience that might be intimidated […]
Feminist Art Museum (FAM), one of our six Community Arts Space partners, is led by local curators Xenia Benivolski and Su-Ying Lee, who gave us insight into their project and the power of involving the public in the art-making process. Why is it important for public spaces to make room for “art making”? We like […]
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