In accordance with the announcement by the provincial government, the Gardiner Museum has closed temporarily. The health and safety of our visitors, staff, and the wider community remains our top priority. We'll continue to provide you with engaging digital content to keep us connected while the galleries are closed.
During our temporary closure, we're posting exhibitions and selections from our collection online. Discover Inuit ceramics, Chinese and Japanese porcelain, pottery from the Ancient Americas, and more!
On Thursday May 27 at 1 pm, Chief Curator Sequoia Miller will be joined by Vancouver-based artist Gailan Ngan to discuss three of her artworks in connection to the theme “Materiality.” Ngan is known for her experimental and innovative sculptures, often arranged in playful vignettes. Register now!
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