Eric Fischl, artist
Adam Gopnik, essayist, staff writer for The New Yorker
Steve Martin, actor, writer, musician, art collector, guest curator of “The Idea of North: The Paintings of Lawren Harris”
Matthew Teitelbaum, Ann and Graham Gund Director of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Inspired by the exhibition “The Idea of North: The Paintings of Lawren Harris,” opening at the MFA on March 12, join us for a unique public conversation about the artist and his legacy. Steve Martin, Eric Fischl, Adam Gopnik, and Matthew Teitelbaum will discuss Harris’s role as a pioneering modernist whose visionary paintings of the northern Canadian landscape have become icons of 20th-century Canadian art, and how his work exists in dialogue with American modern artists.

Doors will open at 6 pm.

Sign Language Interpretation ASL interpreted
CART: Communication access real-time translation available


Visitors are encouraged to pre-pay for parking to allow a fast paced exit from the garage and surface lots after the program. Parking may be pre-paid online to guarantee a space in the garage. We are offering a flat rate of $13 for parking for this event. A surcharge will be added. Parking may also be prepaid upon arrival at the garage office, or at cashier station within the Museum.

Ticket Information

Nonmember Tickets

Tickets for the event are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 6 pm on Saturday, March 12, at the Huntington Avenue Entrance.
Limit of 1 ticket per person; you must be in line to receive ticket. Advance reservations are only available for members.

Member Tickets

Starting at 10 am on Friday, March 11, a limited number of tickets became available for members to reserve in advance online, in person, or over the phone. Ticket limits are determined by your current membership level. Member pre-sale tickets are sold out.
All tickets are held at the Museum. Tickets reserved in advance are distributed starting at 6 pm at the Huntington Avenue Entrance on Saturday, March 12.
Tickets must be claimed by 6:30 pm or be forfeited.
Tickets not claimed by 6:30 pm are released to the general public.

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