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Gardiner Museum, Toronto

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Find a permanent collection of over 2,900 pieces, ranging from pre-Columbian times to the 20th century, at Gardiner Museum. Widely considered the leading ceramics museum in Canada, the museum was founded in 1984 and houses works from the Ancient Americas, Italian Renaissance, and English Delftware, plus more. The museum also hosts clay classes, where professional ceramists teach both children and adults how to make items from clay, which they can later take home. For Gardiner Museum and beyond, use our Toronto trip planner to get the most from your Toronto vacation.
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  • I went to visit the museum on a Monday afternoon to see Karine Giboulo’s Housewarming. I was intrigued by all those miniatures. Was welcoming at reception by friendly Alejandra who gave me an extra... 
    I went to visit the museum on a Monday afternoon to see Karine Giboulo’s Housewarming. I was intrigued by all those miniatures. Was welcoming at reception by friendly Alejandra who gave me an extra...  more »
  • As they say "each to their own" but we did not find the Housewarming special exhibit that compelling. The museum has had much better special exhibits over the years. The other small special exhibit....  more
    As they say "each to their own" but we did not find the Housewarming special exhibit that compelling. The museum has had much better special exhibits over the years. The other small special exhibit....  more »
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  • Such a unique and beautiful collection of ceramics. The first floor consists of pottery from the Americas and some new exhibits. The second floor has a wide collection of Japanese and Chinese ceramics - vases, tea sets, plates, and figurines. There is a beautiful set of figurines in the European section on the same floor. If you appreciate decorative ceramics and glass, then this is a must see!
  • Collection -They had a large varieties of pottery from around the world. I was impressed by the pieces but also the conservation. They look like they were plucked out of time. Staff - Friendly and knowledgeable, they have amazing people working at the museum. Services - They do classes on clay pottery, so be sure to check it out. Also, it is free currently in 2022 Aug. Which is an amazing way to give back to the community. Highly recommend if you love pottery, ceramics, and art in general. 👍

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