Join à la Carte Kitchen Inc. at the Gardiner Bistro for lunch from Sunday to Friday in the third-floor Terrace Room with stunning views overlooking the city.
For the past thirty-five years, acclaimed Canadian artist Steven Heinemann has transformed the medium of ceramics in Canada. This timely retrospective featuring more than 70 objects examines Heinemann’s fascinating and evolving process. Opens October 19!
Celebrate 25 years of Empty Bowls at the Gardiner! Sample delicious soups by some of the city's top chefs and choose a ceramic bowl to take home with you, all in support of Anishnawbe Health Toronto's work to aid the homeless.
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.
The Gardiner Museum is Canada’s national ceramics museum, and one of the world’s great specialty museums.
We are committed to making a contribution to the medium we celebrate, as well as the community we serve. We strive to be an inviting destination that inspires and connects people, art, and ideas through clay.
If you are planning to visit the Gardiner, please look at our calendar of events to make the most of your time here. Take in our exhibitions as well as our permanent collection galleries. Enjoy a delicious lunch at the Gardiner Bistro by à la carte Kitchen Inc., or stop by the Gardiner Shop, recognized as one of the best museum shops in Toronto.
All of our exhibitions, programs, and events are detailed on our website, and you can view our growing permanent collection online. For a deeper connection with clay, plan to participate in one of our drop-in clay classes or register for a hands-on clay class with a professional potter.
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