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Gardiner Museum

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Address: 111 Queen's Park | At Bloor St., Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C7, Canada
Phone Number: 416-586-8080
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Description: This famous museum houses a wide variety of works ranging from...
This famous museum houses a wide variety of works ranging from pre-Columbian times to the 20th century.
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Dazzling art in clay, in a crystalline setting, just steps from the ROM

Jewel box of a modern gallery beautifully designed to showcase art. Stand in the crystalline ancient China gallery, with a spectacular view of the ROM's wonderful historicist... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Jewel box of a modern gallery beautifully designed to showcase art. Stand in the crystalline ancient China gallery, with a spectacular view of the ROM's wonderful historicist building and spectacular modern expansion while you view an exquisite array of ceramic art - it doesn't get any better than this. The art is beautifully displayed, this is not the typical over-crowded,... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This museum is a little gem; so much packed into a compact space. If you love ceramics you will be very pleased with this beautiful museum which has a huge variety of objects from various parts of the world and various eras. The Gardiner Museum also boasts a spacious restaurant with a decent menu that includes vegetarian options. And the... More 

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Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

I went here after work randomly on Wednesday because I heard they had a $15 clay class. I reserved one of the pottery wheels and it was so much fun! We had an instructor and enough clay to practice with (you need a lot- it's a lot harder than it looks). After 2 hours I didn't come out with any... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

A wonderful collection of exhibits visit this unique Museum. Easily located in central Toronto - and a fantastic place to have a lovely lunch

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toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

I never thought I was going to enjoy this museum. I reluctantly went along with a friend who enjoys fine china. I have to admit, it was a good experience. There is lots to see. Lots to learn. I do like history, and this place allowed me to learn history I never considered. Well done.

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

As previous people have said this is a wonderful small gallery. Currently they have an Exhibition of Women, Art and Social Change - The Newcomb Pottery Enterprise (New Orleans) which is there until May 18th. Every day at 2 p.m. there is a guided tour by a Docent - I had just a lovely lady. This is free with admission.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Ceramics can seem trapped in some nether region between art and craft. The Gardiner embraces this duality, and while shining a spotlight on the art, makes us see the beauty and artfulness of everyday objects as well. There is also a terrific history of ceramics as decorative objects and as useful objects. Do not overlook this gem of a museum!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

A delightful little museum, with excellent dining on the top floor. The people who work there are helpful. The special exhibits are wonderful. It is close to the Museum subway stop. The building itself is worth taking in.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Make sure you find the modern ceramics section. There is wow factor there. The main collection is pretty impressive. The restaurant used to be exceptional when Jamie Kennedy ran it but now it is just a nice place to eat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I hadn't visited the Gardiner since the Ron Thom exhibition last spring, and went this time primarily for the special exhibition on the Newcomb Pottery Enterprise. It was fascinating both from the artistic and the social point of view, and my wife and I recommend it highly. There is a nice small show on the Joy of Collecting, which features... More 

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