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The Idea of North: The Paintings of Lawren Harris

The Idea of North: Kids' Activity Guide

An activity guide for kids and grown-ups!

Join artist Lawren Harris on his painting trips in downtown Toronto. Find out what the city looked like 100 years ago and how people lived. Then follow him to the Rockies and beyond to learn about Canada’s north.

Together you can look, draw and have fun! 

Pick up your guide at the Membership Desk, Ticket or Infoguide kiosk, or entrance to the exhibition. Once inside, keep an eye out for the icon.

Don’t forget to choose a button inspired by the exhibition.


What’s inside the guide?

In-gallery activities

  • See what kids looked like in old photos.
  • Finish a map of downtown Toronto. Add something amazing!
  • Draw your own home.
  • Take a picture of yourself in front of a big mural.

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The Idea of North: The Paintings of Lawren Harris is co-organized by the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, and curated by Steve Martin in collaboration with Cynthia Burlingham, Deputy Director of Curatorial Affairs, Hammer Museum and Andrew Hunter, Fredrik S. Eaton Curator, Canadian Art, Art Gallery of Ontario.

Lead Sponsor

Generously supported by

  • E. & G. Odette Foundation
  • The Donald R. Sobey Family Foundation
  • Anonymous
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