The Gardiner Museum is Canada’s national ceramics museum, and one of the world’s great specialty museums. We are committed to making a contribution to the medium we celebrate, as well as the community we serve. We strive to be an inviting destination that inspires and connects people, art and ideas through clay.
Thoughts About Art and Community
As Canada’s only museum dedicated to ceramic art, the Gardiner Museum plays an important role in the community, and is committed to providing everyone with access to its collections and programs. The Gardiner offers programs and events that bring an increasingly diverse audience together allowing people of different backgrounds to meet and exchange ideas.
Clay is a uniquely accessible medium, which makes it the ideal material for hands-on art education. Clay combines art with function, enabling children and adults alike from all backgrounds and abilities to appreciate art in a personal and intuitive way. The Gardiner Museum capitalizes on these singular qualities to create education and outreach programs that are immediate and meaningful for youth of all abilities and interests. Our education and outreach programs provide opportunities for everyone to love clay.
Explore how you can get involved with the Gardiner!
Permanent collection, special exhibits, clay classes for adults and children, special workshops, lectures, and talks