The Gardiner is thrilled to announce the launch of CLAY, an original in-house restaurant offering seasonal menus of fresh, local fare in collaboration with The Food Dudes.
Ai Weiwei is one of the world’s most influential artists and human rights activists, and one of China’s most formidable critics. Ai Weiwei: Unbroken features a selection of the artist's most iconic ceramics, and marks the international debut of new work. Opens February 28!
Drawing from the Gardiner’s own collection and artist Ai Weiwei’s practice in traditional Chinese craft, Dr. Maris Boyd Gillette explores how Jingdezhen porcelain has inspired ceramists to create, copy, and counterfeit its glories.
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!
Everyone can love clay! Become a Friend at one of the world’s great specialty museums and enjoy the benefits, including unlimited admission, invitations to exhibition previews and special events, discounts on lectures and clay classes, and more.
Delve into the history of ceramics and the Gardiner Collection in the company of your group. Groups of 10 or more people must pre-register before their visit.
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.
From dragons to Mexican dogs, 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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