The Idea of North: The Paintings of Lawren Harris

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Date(s) - Jan 24
12:00 am

The Hammer Museum


The Hammer Museum and the Art Gallery of Ontario are partnering on the first major exhibition of paintings by Canadian artist Lawren Harris to be presented in the United States. Though largely unknown in the U.S., Lawren Harris (1885–1970) was a pioneering modernist and a leading figure in defining Canadian art in the twentieth century. The exhibition will include over thirty major paintings from the most significant period of the artist’s career—the idealized northern landscapes of the 1920s and early 1930s—and will draw from the Art Gallery of Ontario’s substantial holdings of paintings by Harris, the Thomson Collection at the AGO, as well as from major public collections across Canada including the National Gallery of Canada and the McMichael Collection. Open through Sunday, January 24.