We believe that art is for everyone. Join us this summer from Wednesday - Sunday for FREE Museum admission, hands-on activities, outdoor art displays, studio classes, dining, shopping, and more. Whether you want to explore the indoor galleries or engage with art outdoors, we're here for you. We can't wait to welcome you back to the Gardiner!
We've reopened our doors with a series of new artworks and exhibitions on display, including HEAVY SHINE, part of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival; Sheridan Graduate Show: Audax 8, a showcase of work by the next generation of ceramic artists; and Garniture Remix, an installation of vases and vessels from all areas of the collection. There's so much to discover!
We've officially launched hands-on art activities on the plaza - all summer, all outdoors, all free! Join us every Wednesday - Sunday (weather permitting) for kids colouring activities, clay bird making workshops, and family days, part of Gardiner Goes Outside. Plan a visit with family or friends and reconnect over clay.
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.
Dear Gardiner Community,
I am writing to update you on our anti-oppression, anti-racism, and equity work at the Museum. We began these updates in June 2020 and plan to continue them regularly to stay accountable to our aspirations and expressions of solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. Here is an overview of some of the actions we have taken since our last update in September 2020:
In addition to these actions, it’s important to communicate a significant shift in our internal conversations at the Museum. Anti-racism, anti-oppression, and equity work is central to discussions among staff, board members, external colleagues, and community partners as we work to recognize and acknowledge our blinders and biases. Talking is not our end goal, but regularly doing so reinforces the centrality of this work. Understanding the full scope of our roles and seeing our working relationships as opportunities for repairing the world lays a stronger foundation for building equity.
Sequoia Miller, PhD
Chief Curator & Deputy Director
111 Queen's Park
Canada, M5S 2C7