The Gardiner Museum is located directly across from the Royal Ontario Museum on Queen's Park and is dedicated exclusively to the exhibition of ceramics. They currently have a show running on the mid-century Canadian architect Ron Thom and how his appreciation of ceramics was essential to his design aesthetic. Thom is most well known here for his design of Massey College at U of Toronto (which I will show you tomorrow) and for Trent University in Peterborough Ontario. The wonderful ceramic head out front of the museum is by Japanese artist Jun Kaneko who has lived in the USA since the 60s. This 6 ft tall piece was purchased by the Gardiner as part of its 30th Anniversary celebrations and was installed last September. I love it!
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