There’s more to the Gardiner than our collections. Take a clay class, learn about the art of ceramics with world-renowned guest speakers, or join us for one of our many special events.
The Gardiner Museum celebrates the art of ceramics and engages local and international audiences by promoting understanding of the long history of people crafting in clay.
Through the display of its permanent collections and special exhibitions, as well as through studio education, programs that engage diverse communities, and major contributions to scholarship, the Gardiner champions ceramics.
Support from the community is vital to the Gardiner’s ability to continue to provide
Reserve your table for the Santa Claus Parade Brunch. Enjoy a delicious buffet with one of the best views of the parade in the city. Space is limited so book your spot early!
You're invited on a journey from the steamy kitchens of cooks who advocated light, flavourful cuisine centuries before our time to the dining rooms of connoisseurs who relished their meals served on newly-invented vessels. Be transported back to the 18th century through stunning objects, decadent recipes, amusing stories, and theatrical sets. Plan your visit to Savour: Food Culture in the Age of Enlightenment now!
Join us on November 21 for the opening of the International Ceramic Art Fair and be the first to see and purchase exceptional ceramics by women-identified artists. Proceeds from the event support the Gardiner's clay education and outreach programs. Buy your ticket now!
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!
Everyone can love clay! Become a Friend at one of the world’s great specialty museums and enjoy the benefits, including unlimited admission, invitations to exhibition previews and special events, discounts on lectures and clay classes, and more.
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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