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!
Taking part in Signs, Signs. Click here for more signs.
Oh wow, looks like I'm the first in today :-) to say that it's a gorgeous zebra head, lovely with the blue sky and the movement of the woman walking up! That guy is talented!
Wonderful! Would love to check it out.
I recognized this work right away. There is a piece in front of the Phoenix Art Museum by the same artist. I think I've posted a photo of it in the past but I couldn't find it when I did a quick search. I love ceramic art so this would really appeal to me.
that head sure grabs your attention!
I like that new installation outside. It's very striking.
Great looking exhibit, very striking!
Oh I love that piece. Lucky you getting to see this.
Eye catching, I would love to go there.
There are a number of pieces of Jun Keneko's work displayed in Omaha, Nebraska. Always liked his ceramics.
That is an amazing sculpture. I like it very much.
That's a very interesting and attractive modern building. Thanks for the heads-up!
Great sculpture, and ceramic heads do not need ear warmers like human ones do!
I actually had plans to meet up with some friends and see this exhibit - today. Sigh.
The Zebra head is very impressive.
The sculpture's fascinating!
I passed by the Gardiner in December, but I've never been inside.
The head is a showstopper! I'm fascinated now to learn more of this artist, thanks:)
How different this piece is!
Great sign, and wonderful head! You have to love things big and bold...:)
Like so many of those who preceded me, the head is the thing that attracts me. Unlike many, I don't think I have seen one before.
Now that is an exhibit I would love to see. Like the head too.
Would love to see the exhibit!
The Gardiner Museum in Boston is a pretty cool place to hang for a day too.
Face like statue looks different. I have not see like this before!
Love that head!
Lucky you that the museum purchased the head. We had a Kaneko visit us, but not permanently. Love this one.
Me too Pat, very striking sculpture. Perfect for the museum front. Would love to see more of Thom's work.
I like that big head, Pat.
Another place I haven't visited for years! And I have really enjoyed my times there too.
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