We believe that art is for everyone. Join us this summer from Wednesday - Sunday for FREE Museum admission, hands-on activities, outdoor art displays, studio classes, dining, shopping, and more. Whether you want to explore the indoor galleries or engage with art outdoors, we're here for you. We can't wait to welcome you back to the Gardiner!
We've reopened our doors with a series of new artworks and exhibitions on display, including HEAVY SHINE, part of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival; Sheridan Graduate Show: Audax 8, a showcase of work by the next generation of ceramic artists; and Garniture Remix, an installation of vases and vessels from all areas of the collection. There's so much to discover!
We've officially launched hands-on art activities on the plaza - all summer, all outdoors, all free! Join us every Wednesday - Sunday (weather permitting) for kids colouring activities, clay bird making workshops, and family days, part of Gardiner Goes Outside. Plan a visit with family or friends and reconnect over clay.
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!
With the Museum closed temporarily, we need your support to continue to offer innovative and engaging exhibitions, programs, and community projects online, as well as plan for the future. Please consider making a donation to help us build community with clay.
Students from Waterloo Architecture, one of our six Community Arts Space partners, shares the importance of community collaboration in creating meaningful public space in Toronto. Why is it important for public spaces to make room for “art making”? Typically, art in public spaces is created solely by trained professionals – architects, designers and artists whose […]
Artist collective Madeleine Co., one of our six Community Arts Space partners, discusses the significance of making space for art making, the potential of art for social change, and what happens when art disappears. Why is it important for public spaces to make room for “art making”? Art must be accessible to the public in […]
The Gardiner was proud to recently announce Dr. Pierre Karch and Dr. Mariel O-Neill Karsh as the recipients of the 2017 Gardiner Benefactor Award. This special annual award recognizes and celebrates patrons who have made outstanding and significant contributions to the Museum.
Erell Hubert, Curator of pre-Columbian Art at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, shares the archaeological tool that she can’t live without, and weighs in on how curators can combat the illegal trafficking of antiquities.
The Gardiner Museum’s Adjunct Curator of Chinese Ceramics, Daniel Chen, discusses the fascinating history of the Anne Romoff Gross Collection, how porcelain marks can be misleading, and why he would like to go back in time to visit Tang Ying’s imperial kilns.
Editor-in-Chief of Canadian Art magazine, David Balzer, discusses his favorite ceramic object, the importance of acknowledging Canada 150 as a colonial anniversary, and the contemporary Canadian ceramic artists that are on his radar right now.
If you’ve been to the Gardiner recently, you’ve probably noticed that our lobby transformation is underway. Demolition is now complete, and we’ve reopened the Museum to the public. By Spring 2017, we’ll have a revamped Gardiner Shop with sleek new display cases where we’ll highlight work by Canadian ceramists, and a brand new Community Clay […]
The Gardiner Museum continued to build momentum in 2016, and continued to enhance its awareness and accessibility. So many new things happened! Our first major special exhibition of 2016, Beneath the Surface: Life, Death, Gold, and Ceramics in Ancient Panama took visitors on a journey back in time to one of the most important archaeological […]
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