Decorative arts museums in Toronto

Gardiner Museum

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The Gardiner Museum is the only museum in Canada devoted exclusively to ceramic art. It is located on Queen’s Park just south of Bloor Street in Toronto, opposite the Royal Ontario Museum. The nearest subway station is Museum.

History

Founded in 1984 by George R. Gardiner and his wife Helen Gardiner, designed by Keith Wagland, the museum has been described as a "jewel box of ceramic treasures" . The Gardiner Museum underwent a $20 million renovation, reopening in August 2006, with KPMB Architects (Kuwabara, Payne, McKenna and Blumberg) and was awarded the Pug Award for Best Commercial Architecture in 2006 .

Collection

Its permanent collection of over 2,900 pieces, includes works from the Ancient Americas, Italian Renaissance, English Delftware, Chinese and Japanese porcelain, European porcelain, and a Contemporary gallery. In addition to the permanent collections, the museum mounts three temporary exhibitions per year.

Programs

The museum offers programs and lectures, and, in its clay studio, clay classes for adults and children.

Affiliations

The Museum is affiliated with: CMA, CHIN, and Virtual Museum of Canada.

References

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$12 Adult; $8 Seniors (65+); $6 Students (full time, with ID); FREE Children 12 and under; Friday after 4pm 1/2 price admission
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111 Queens Park, University of Toronto - St. George Campus, Toronto, ON M5S 2C7, Canada

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Mon-Thu 10:00 AM–6:00 PM
Fri 10:00 AM–9:00 PM
Sat-Sun 10:00 AM–5:00 PM
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