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 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.
Delve into the history of ceramics and the Gardiner Collection in the company of colleagues, family, or friends.
**Please note that our Group and Guided Tours are currently on hold to avoid crowding in the galleries. We hope to resume them soon.**
Book a group of 10 or more people and save on the cost of individual admission, and/or book a guided tour by one of the Museum’s knowledgeable and engaging docents. Groups can enjoy a private tour tailored to their interests by requesting a focus on a particular gallery, the current special exhibition, or the entire collection.
Groups of 10 or more people must pre-register before their visit.
From painted Chinese dragons to Inuit carvings, a trip to the Gardiner Museum combines world history and discovery with a hands-on clay project. The Museum’s award-winning curriculum-based programs are accessible to students from kindergarten through to university. All themes can be matched to fit any of these curriculum areas: art, social studies, Indigenous studies, animals, environment, language and more. Just ask us!
See the School Groups page for more information and the online registration forms.
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Canada, M5S 2C7