The show has garnered a lot of additional interest because of the involvement of Steve Martin, film star and well known art lover. He became a passionate advocate of Harris' work when he first saw it in an auction catalogue and thought "That’s the greatest Rockwell Kent I’ve ever seen!"
That's an easy mistake to make because until recently Harris was little known in the United States. "The Idea of North" has introduced the famous Canadian's work to American audiences at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. There's a great interview about the show in Border Crossings.
Lawren Harris: The Idea of North with Andrew Hunter
1 PM Thursday, June 2 2016
Hinton Learning Theatre
Toronto Reference Library