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Steve Martin in front of "Icebergs" on display at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Steve Martin in front of "Icebergs" on display at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
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The Boston Globe's Sebastian Smee reviews "The Idea of North: The Paintings of Lawren Harris," guest curated by Steve Martin, which opens Saturday.

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Sebastian Smee, Pulitzer Prize-winning art critic for The Boston Globe. He tweets @SebastianSmee.

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The Boston Globe: Steve Martin's Latest Role: MFA Guest Curator

  • "On Saturday, the Museum of Fine Arts will open an exhibition of paintings by Lawren Harris (1885-1970) carefully selected by Martin. A Canadian painter of austere, unpopulated but vibrant, light-filled northern landscapes, Harris is widely considered to be Canada’s greatest 20th-century modern painter. He is a founding member of the legendary Group of Seven landscape artists, but until now, in the United States he might as well never have existed."

This segment aired on March 9, 2016.

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