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Gardiner Museum Of Ceramic Art

111 Queens Pk
Toronto, ON  M5S 2C7

(416) 586-8080

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June 06, 2015


Established in 1984

The Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art was opened in 1984 by George and Helen Gardiner to house their collection of ancient American artifacts and European pottery and porcelain. Between 1987 and 1996 it was managed by the Royal Ontario Museum, but a generous endowment from George Gardiner allowed it to regain its independence.

The Gardiner Museum is an inviting... more

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November 06, 2013

Take an intimate look at one of the world’s oldest and most universal art forms – ceramics. In-depth galleries cover different continents and periods in ceramic history, from 3,500 BC to the present

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4 star rating
TheProfessor January 30, 2012
beautiful building

this museum has a lot of great ceramic art

4 star rating
lucky September 06, 2010

I spent hours looking and marveling at the lovely exhibits there

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Teresa September 01, 2010
Artful, Fascinating, Amusing

I went to the Gardiner Museum this summer and it was really quite fun. There was ceramic everything-- cutlery, little figurines, art, sculptures etc from all over the ages and all over the world. There was cutlery from China, various figurines of dancing mice (?) and singing monkeys and a fat lazing purring cat teapot, and a whole collection on Italian figurines from opera or something and there were all types of ancient artefacts and sculptures and it was just all very interesting and pretty and amusing to look at. There was a really nice sculpture or something, it was too giant vases, placed side by side, so that the space between formed the forms of a boy and girl! At first I couldn't see it but when I did it was extremely exciting. In the basement, there were exhibitions of art done by visitors, and lots of them were all very masterful and great too. The gift shop was also full of --of course-- ceramics, very pretty and interesting ones too, just that they were a tad expensive, I treated that as a museum too and didn't buy anything but just looked.. The Gardiner museum was a very good experience, and I recommend it (though picture-taking wasn't allowed, something in which I was severely disappointed).

Editorial Reviews from the web
May 31, 2014

"No kitschy stuff here" among the "fun objects d'art, crafts and jewelry" at this ceramics museum shop, at the edge of Bloor-Yorkville and across the street from ROM; the selection of "dainty, yet strong and beautiful" gifts is perfect for the "hard-to-shop-for person" on your list.

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4 star rating
May 14, 2018

I went here because it was free admission day for ROM members. Located across the ROM, this is a small, but interesting museum. Mostly filled with ceramics from different periods. They did have the Yoko Ono rock exhibit the weekend I went. A large room with rocks on the ground that you could meditate to, and also you could create art and hang up around the room. It was an interesting... more

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4 star rating
February 22, 2018

I'm planning going tomorrow Friday to the Gardiner Museum to check at one mayan ceramic piece, then I will probably write a review o

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4 star rating
August 01, 2017

This was the last museum on my list to go see on my pre-university graduation rush so I could get in for free (lol). I came on a Tuesday half a year ago at around 4pm.

The most important thing I'd say about this museum is that its great, but only if you are interested in ceramics. I wouldn't call myself a ceramic-fanatic, but I do have a bit of an interest in pottery, I appreciate nice tea... more

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November 05, 2013

The Gardiner Museum is internationally renowned for its collections of ceramic art. From South American religious worship to century-old British drinking games and aristocratic pursuits, the collection offers visitors a glimpse into civilizations past.

Having just completed a $20 million makeover, the Gardiner Museum is also recognized as being one of Toronto’s most outstanding examples of... more

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July 30, 2013

Gardiner Museum offers these services: tourism, touristic.

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March 14, 2013

This famous museum houses a wide variety of works ranging from pre-Columbian times to the 20th century.

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