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The Idea of North

The Idea of North event at the Art Gallery of Ontario

On Thursday, January 22, 2015 the AGO welcomed 250 guests for an intimate evening of conversation with Steve Martin—actor, writer, musician, art collector and guest curator of The Idea of North: Paintings by Lawren S. Harris. Joining Martin was essayist and staff writer for The New Yorker, Adam Gopnik. Together they explored the visionary, iconic paintings of Lawren S. Harris, his influence on 20th century art and the process of putting together the upcoming exhibition.

The Idea of North: Paintings by Lawren S. Harris, a major exhibition of Harris' work, is being co-organized with the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors and guests the event raised over $338,000 to help develop the exhibition and bring it to the AGO in 2016.

Event Chair: Dr. Paul Marks

Lead Sponsor


  • Robert Harding

In-Kind Sponsors

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