Holiday Magic

12 TREES OF CHRISTMAS

Gardiner Museum, 111 Queen’s Park 416-586- 8080

A much-loved holiday tradition since 1990, the Gardiner Museum’s annual 12 Trees exhibition continues to be a wonderful event that brings family and friends together to celebrate the season.

This year’s exhibition focuses on light as a potent symbol of hope that many cultures share. Curated by renowned Canadian author and artist Douglas Coupland and Vice President of Public Art Management Ben Mills, 12 Trees: Let There Be Light brings a dynamic, contemporary, and light-filled perspective to the 12 Trees tradition.

This year’s light-inspired art installations include a manually-powered Christmas tree light show, an animated winter dreamscape, a “tree” made up of illuminated cubes, and more.

In addition to the twelve artist installations, see a 35-foot white spruce on the Museum’s front plaza designed by Presenting Sponsor, Nordstrom, and donated by Ontario Wood and Forests Ontario.

THE ARTISTS

Evan Biddell | Julia Callon | Connor Crawford | Christine Dewancker and Katherine Strang | Amit Kehar and Kanika Gupta | Alex McLeod | Polymétis | Jon Sasaki | Jordan Soderberg Mills | David Trautrimas | Julia White | Vivian Wong

https://www.gardinermuseum.on.ca/event/12-trees-let-light/

THE 12 TREES GALA

On Thursday, November 16 from 7 to 11 pm, Experience a luminous evening benefiting the Museum’s education and outreach programs. Enjoy a first look at the art installations, a cocktail reception featuring flavours inspired by holiday traditions from around the world, and a one-night-only light performance.

Get tickets at www.gardinermuseum.com/12treesgala

THE EXHIBITION

Presented by Nordstrom - November 17, 2017 – January 7, 2018

A much-loved holiday tradition since 1990, the Gardiner Museum’s annual 12 Trees exhibition continues to be a wonderful event that brings family and friends together to celebrate the season.

This year’s exhibition focuses on light as a potent symbol of hope that many cultures share. Curated by renowned Canadian author and artist Douglas Coupland and Vice President of Public Art Management Ben Mills, 12 Trees: Let There Be Light brings a dynamic, contemporary, and light-filled perspective to the 12 Trees tradition.

This year’s light-inspired art installations include a manually-powered Christmas tree light show, an animated winter dreamscape, a “tree” made up of illuminated cubes, and more.

In addition to the twelve artist installations, see a 35-foot white spruce on the Museum’s front plaza designed by Presenting Sponsor, Nordstrom, and donated by Ontario Wood and Forests Ontario.

  • THE ARTISTS

    Evan Biddell | Julia Callon | Connor Crawford | Christine Dewancker and Katherine Strang | Amit Kehar and Kanika Gupta | Alex McLeod | Polymétis | Jon Sasaki | Jordan Soderberg Mills | David Trautrimas | Julia White | Vivian Wong

    www.gardinermuseum.on.ca/event/12-trees-let-light

  • THE 12 TREES GALA

    On Thursday, November 16 from 7 to 11 pm, experience a luminous evening benefiting the Museum’s education and outreach programs. Enjoy a first look at the art installations, a cocktail reception featuring flavours inspired by holiday traditions from around the world, and a one-night-only light performance.

    Get tickets at www.gardinermuseum.com/12treesgala