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
Executive Chef Bianca Azupardo presents inspired seasonal menus that showcase locally-sourced ingredients, complemented by stunning views of the city.
Savour: Food Culture in the Age of Enlightenment closes January 19! Journey back in time to the kitchen gardens of Versailles and the intimate dining room of an amorous couple. Feast your eyes on porcelain peas, glass macarons, knitted cheese, and more fun surprises before they're gone.
Our popular March Break Camps give kids the opportunity to explore their creativity through clay, meet new friends, and learn hands-on skills under the guidance of a professional artist. Spots are filling up quickly. Register 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!
Support the Gardiner's mission to champion clay, build community, and promote arts education. All of our memberships include a full year of free admission to the Museum, as well as discounts at CLAY Restaurant and the Gardiner Shop, and start and at just $30!
A stunning, minimalist space with floor-to-ceiling windows, The Gardiner Museum’s Terrace Room has spectacular views up and down Queen’s Park and across to the Royal Ontario Museum.
Groups can also rent the Gardiner’s lobby. With white walls and limestone floors, this entrance space has housed wedding receptions, pre-dinner cocktails, and networking events.
The venue rental fees are to be paid in full in order to secure your date. If there is a prior hold on the venue for your preferred date, that client has first right of refusal and 48 hours to book or release the date. Should we not receive correspondence from the client currently holding the date, the venue reserves the right to release for the next interested party.
Please contact one of our preferred catering partners, where you will be assigned an event coordinator who will prepare your customized menu proposal.
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