Magdalene Odundo: A Dialogue with Objects at the Gardiner Museum


October 19, 2023 – April 21, 2024
Special Exhibition Hall. 3rd Floor
Included with admission. Free for Gardiner Friends.

Magdalene Odundo: A Dialogue with Objects features the exquisite sculptural vessels of one of the world’s most renowned ceramic artists, Dame Magdalene Odundo. Her first exhibition in Canada and the largest ever presentation of her work in North America, the show brings together works spanning the artist’s career, including new pieces directly from her studio.

Odundo’s work will be in dialogue with art and artifacts from many time periods and cultures, ranging from ancient Mediterranean figurines to monumental Abstract Expressionist painting, to explore the connections that unite us as humans.

These dialogues, and Odundo’s practice, model working trans-culturally in ways that are neither colonial nor extractive, while interrogating the role of museum collections of historical objects as well as hierarchies of Western art.

Tickets are available online.