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Gardiner Museum

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This is a unique museum of ceramic art near the University of Toronto. It features, among other... read more

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georgesB4777WE
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New Jersey
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Surprisingly interesting

Visited this museum with teens and had a good time exploring history of ceramics. Bonus: Entrance... read more

Reviewed September 11, 2018
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This famous museum houses a wide variety of works ranging from pre-Columbian times to the 20th century.
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a unique museum of ceramic art near the University of Toronto. It features, among other things, works of Asian and European porcelain, Italian maiolica, pre-columbian and even modern works. I found the Toltec, Olmec and pre-Incan pieces on the ground floor the most...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Close to the ROM in the center of Toronto...a wonderful museum of ceramics dating from early Chinese to current abstract pieces. There's a lot to see here...plan on spending a couple of hours. This is my favorite museum in Toronto.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed September 12, 2018

It has ceramics from ancient American (Inca, Maya) through contemporary Canadian. Chinese, Japanese, European. I am not a compulsive shopper, but after seeing the English Tea table I wanted to go antique shopping!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 11, 2018

Visited this museum with teens and had a good time exploring history of ceramics. Bonus: Entrance was free that day, so we gave a donation. Porcelain exhibit was really interesting with some beautiful pieces on display. Great location directly across from the Royal Ontario Museum...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank CEichbauer
Reviewed July 15, 2018

We had a great time at this museum. They have it set up so that as you go along you are walking through the history of ceramics production and I really enjoyed that. They have a focus on every day items but do have some...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

An amazing collection that covers ceramics across time and styles. Even the part I found least interesting personally (eighteenth-century European porcelains) was just stunning, beautifully exhibited. I would have liked to have seen more Chinese and Japanese porcelains. But, really, this is a small thing....More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 1, 2018

I had originally planned to visit the Gardiner Museum the same day I visited the ROM, as it is directly across the street, but I ran out of time. I am glad I took the time to return. Every time I visit a ceramics museum,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Lisa W
Reviewed April 28, 2018 via mobile

We visited this exhibit on a Saturday afternoon. There were enough visitors to create a pleasant buzz, but it was not crowded. The exhibit is comprised of three rooms, each with different (linked) themes. Think: finding peace, tranquility, and mending the world. The exhibit is...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank 334KarenF
Reviewed April 9, 2018

I have visited the Gardiner Museum in the past and really enjoyed viewing the amazing collections of pottery and ceramics. A tour of the museum is a great history lesson of these useful and decorative objects. A few years ago, I saw the Newcomb Pottery...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank artandwander
Reviewed March 28, 2018

Random walk by saw in big letters announcing Yoko Ono’s Riverbed exhibition. The big striped head outside got my attention too. Walked in and got my ticket. Went through the Inteactive three-room themed Riverbed exhibition and played the artist role by creating as asked. Once...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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KristianB329
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I'm sorry I don't have these - maybe you could contact the museum itself. It was very well-curated
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