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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.

Kelvin Browne

Kelvin Browne
Executive Director & CEO