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[PHOTO] Ten photos from the Gardiner Museum

I spent most of yesterday evening at Toronto’s Gardiner Museum, the national museum of ceramics located opposite the Royal Ontario Museum at Queen’s Park and Bloor. The Gardiner is a good specialist museum, with a very selection of ceramics covering vast stretches of time and space, from the ancient to the contemporary. The specialist galleries on the first floor are informative, covering more specialized areas like the pre-Columbian potteries of the Americas and contemporary art, while the great collection of 18th century European ceramics on the second floor is eyecatching. The Gardiner does a great job of presenting the European search for the ability to indigenously manufacture porcelain, until that century known only through Chinese trade goods, in a light our economics-inspired culture can get.

All of the 35 photos I took are online inthis Facebook album.

From the Gardiner Museum (1)

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Written by Randy McDonald

December 24, 2016 at 12:00 pm

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