The Gardiner Museum is a ceramic art museum in Toronto, Canada. Ceramics and ceramic art in the art world means artwork made out of clay bodies and fired to form a ceramic. Toronto (təˈrɒntoʊ colloquially pronounced or) is the largest city in Canada and is the provincial capital of Ontario Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page
Founded in 1984 by George and Helen Gardiner, the museum has been described as a "jewel box of ceramic treasures" . Year 1984 ( MCMLXXXIV) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar) 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. The Americas are the lands of the Western hemisphere or New World, consisting of the Continents of North America and South America The Italian Renaissance began the opening phase of the Renaissance, a period of great cultural change and achievement in Europe that spanned the period from the end of the 14th English delftware is Tin-glazed pottery made in the British Isles between about 1550 and the late 1700s China ( Wade-Giles ( Mandarin) Chung¹kuo² is a cultural region, an ancient Civilization, and depending on perspective a National For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Japan topics. Porcelain is a Ceramic material made by heating raw materials generally including Clay in the form of Kaolin, in a Kiln to temperatures Contemporary art can be defined variously as art produced at this present point in time or art produced since World War II. In addition to the permanent collections, the museum mounts three temporary exhibitions per year. The museum offers programs and lectures, and, in its clay studio, clay classes for adults and children.
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 .
The nearest subway station is Museum, though St. George station is also quite close to the station. Museum is a station on the Yonge-University-Spadina line of the subway system in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. St George is a station on the Yonge-University-Spadina and Bloor-Danforth lines of the subway system in Toronto, Ontario