Current CHC Events & Projects

Tuesday, June 28, 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Ceramics for the Canadian Table

Our First Live Event Since 2020!

A lecture and tour with Sequoia Miller, chief curator at Toronto’s Gardiner Museum, about depictions of Canada featured in ceramic tableware. 

A collection of ceramic tableware on view at the Gardiner depicts idealized scenes of 19th-century Canadian life. Manufactured in England, these objects and others like them participated in the colonial project by imagining and asserting both national and colonial identities. At this event, Sequoia Miller will discuss how seemingly decorative objects engage complex questions around colonialism, political economy and cultural authority. Dr. Miller will also consider the role of museums in offering new and critical interpretive strategies for thinking through problematic historical objects.

Apart from his position at the museum, Miller is a historian, curator and studio potter. He holds a PhD in the history of art from Yale University; an MA from the Bard Graduate Center for Decorative Arts, Design History and Material Culture; and a BA in Russian from Brandeis University. Recent curatorial projects include RAW and Ai Weiwei: Unbroken at the Gardiner and The Ceramic Presence in Modern Art at the Yale University Art Gallery. Before re-entering academia, Miller was a full-time studio potter based in the Pacific Northwest.

Tickets for this event are pay-what-you-may. We encourage you to donate whatever amount you feel comfortable giving for this event. Similar past events have had a ticket value of $15 to $20. Depending on the state of the pandemic, masks may be mandatory for attendees. We strongly encourage attendees to wear a mask at all CHC events. Registration is now open on Eventbrite.


Sunday, October 1, 2022

CHC Annual General Meeting