The Gardiner is thrilled to announce the launch of CLAY, an original in-house restaurant offering seasonal menus of fresh, local fare in collaboration with The Food Dudes.
Ai Weiwei is one of the world’s most influential artists and human rights activists, and one of China’s most formidable critics. Ai Weiwei: Unbroken features a selection of the artist's most iconic ceramics, and marks the international debut of new work. Opens February 28!
Drawing from the Gardiner’s own collection and artist Ai Weiwei’s practice in traditional Chinese craft, Dr. Maris Boyd Gillette explores how Jingdezhen porcelain has inspired ceramists to create, copy, and counterfeit its glories.
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 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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