Gardiner Museum reopening with free admission all summer

The museum says it will continue to offer free outdoor programming, as well as restarting drop-in and sessional classes


The Gardiner Museum is reopening to the public on July 21 with free admission all summer, thanks to donations from a group of donors.

“We are thrilled to finally welcome the public back through our doors and can’t wait for our visitors to
discover exciting changes and be reunited with beloved objects,” said Kelvin Browne, Executive Director
and CEO in a statement released Tuesday. “Art experiences are key to reconnecting and finding joy as we emerge from isolation.”

The statement says the Gardiner will continue to offer free outdoor programming started in June, including a mini-exhibition of work by emerging Hamilton-based ceramic artist Marissa Y Alexander, as well as restarting drop-in and sessional classes.

Three special exhibitions will be on view inside when the permanent galleries reopen Wednesdays to Sundays.

These include HEAVY SHINE, a collaboration between Toronto-based ceramic artist Dianne Lee and New Orleans-based visual artist Robyn LeRoy-Evans that was part of the CONTACT Photography Festival; the
Sheridan Graduate Show: Audax 8, which features new work by students in the Bachelor of Craft and Design program at Sheridan College; and the Garniture Remix vertical installation of vases and vessels spanning three levels of the Gardiner’s staircase.

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