We're thrilled to welcome you back safely to the Gardiner with new exhibitions, hands-on activities, studio classes, dining, shopping, and more. Please note that all visitors 12 and older must show proof of full vaccination. Plan your visit today!
Renaissance Venice was a multicultural metropolis at the intersection of trade routes linking Europe to the Islamic World, with pigments, spices, and luxury objects flowing through the city. Discover a sensory world of more than 110 objects, including Venetian ceramics and glass, Islamic metalware, and contemporary art. Plan your visit now!
Feeling stressed? In our four-week mindfulness workshops, registered art therapist Suzanne Thomson will show you a series of clay hand-building exercises to help you relax and reconnect with the present. The first class starts on October 28, so act fast!
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!
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