Gardiner Museum, What’s On, December 2018

 David R. Harper, Leo (detail), 2018. Photo: Rich Maciejewski

David R. Harper: Zodiac

Until January 6Grab a map and take a journey through the museum in search of all twelve zodiac-inspired installations, and check out our blog to see artist David R. Harper’s spectacular works paired with horoscopes by astrologer and author Liz Worth.


Holiday fun for the whole family

Join us for family-friendly craft activities throughout the holiday season including festive ornament-making, gingerbread cookie decorating, clay experimentation, and more. Check out the full list of holiday workshops, free for visitors 18 and under.

Installation view of Obsession: Sir William Van Horne's Japanese Ceramics

Obsession: Sir William Van Horne’s Japanese Ceramics

Until January 20This exhibition reunites for the first time what survives of Van Horne’s collection of Japanese domestic pottery, alongside his exacting watercolors, elaborately annotated notebooks, letters, and archival material.

Work from the 2017 Expressive Arts Group Exhibit

Feet on the ground: Freedom in my bones

December 4 – 11For fifteen years we’ve partnered with the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic to provide an expressive arts group for women survivors of violence. Visit our lobby to see artworks made by this year’s participants.

Pumpkin by Katsumata Chieko in Japan Now: Female Masters

Japan Now: Female Masters

Until January 13

Don’t miss our final Year of Japan lobby display, featuring a stunning selection of groundbreaking contemporary ceramics by women artists at the forefront of clay in Japan.

Bowls by potter Annika Hoefs

Holiday Gift Guide: Adeline’s Picks

We visited the Gardiner Shop to find unique, hand-crafted gifts sure to make a lasting impression this holiday season. Here are the top picks from our Shop Manager, Adeline, to get you started.

Watercolour Workshop in Obsession: Sir William Van Horne's Japanese Ceramics

Intermediate Watercolour Workshop

January 15

Brush up on your watercolour painting skills in the New Year. Led by artist Louise Reimer, this workshop will take place in the exhibition Obsession: Sir William Van Horne’s Japanese Ceramics.

Dine in style

CLAY was recently included in Designlines’ roundup of five new beautifully-designed restaurants. Make a reservation to dine in our beautiful light-filled Terrace Room, then visit our galleries for a well-rounded art experience.

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IMAGES: [1] David R. Harper, Leo (detail), 2018. Photo: Rich Maciejewski [2] Family Sunday Activity. Photo: Lisa Sakulensky [3] Obsession: Sir William Van Horne’s Japanese Ceramics (installation view), 2018. Photo: Toni Hafkenscheid [4] Work from the 2017 Expressive Arts Group Exhibit [5] Katsumata Chieko, Pumpkin, 2016. Promised gift from the Diana Reitberger Collection [6] Chevron bowls by Annika Hoefs [7] Watercolour Workshop in Obsession: Sir William Van Horne’s Japanese Ceramics [8] CLAY Restaurant


Author: kakonged

I am an author, journalist, teacher, and lawyer who lives in Toronto, Canada. This picture is a selfie that was done on Saturday, February 24, 2018, nearing six years of my being dreadlocked.