Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Gardiner Museum of Ceramics

This wonderful modernist building is the Gardiner Museum which houses a collection of over 3,000 historical and contemporary pieces of ceramics, a good gift shop, and nice restaurant/event area. Originally built in 1984 (Keith Wagland architect), in 2006 it had a major expansion and redesign by KPMB Architects (Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg) one of the best firms in Canada. The present show being advertised is a show of porcelain from the Edo period in Japan - hence the Geisha. The Neo-classical building to the left is the Lillian Massey building - part of U of Toronto.

1 comment:

Steve Harris said...

Great shot of the building. I haven't actually made it to the Gardiner Museum myself yet, though I really have to go soon. I've just had a look around your blog, and you have some amazing pictures of the city - very nice!