This summer, the Gardiner Museum is breaking down barriers and moving beyond traditional museum spaces to increase access and meet our communities where you feel safe. Join us now for pop-up window exhibitions, outdoor dining, and public art projects, followed by family clay activities, wellness workshops, performances, and more.
During our temporary closure, we're posting exhibitions and selections from our collection online. Discover Inuit ceramics, Chinese and Japanese porcelain, pottery from the Ancient Americas, and more!
On Thursday June 24 at 1 pm, Chief Curator and Deputy Director Sequoia Miller will be live online with artist Kahlil Robert Irving. Kahlil has received critical acclaim for his gritty ceramics and internet collages that examine contemporary life. Register for free now!
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.
The Gardiner Museum is a centre for creativity and community inspired by the history and potential of clay.
The Gardiner is among the few museum in the world focused on ceramics, and one of the world’s most notable specialty museums. We’re committed to making a contribution to the medium we celebrate, as well as the communities we serve. We believe in making, looking, and thinking through clay.
Discover the Gardiner’s exceptional collection of more than 4,000 objects from the Ancient Americas, Europe, Japan, and China, as well as contemporary works with an emphasis on leading Canadian artists. See fascinating special exhibitions on display throughout the year and deepen your engagement by attending one of our many lectures, special events, and clay classes. The Gardiner is a leader in presenting innovative programming that connects ceramics to the broader world, stimulates discussion, and builds community.
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