BOSTON (CBS/AP) — Steve Martin has some happy eyes to go with those happy feet.

The actor and comedian is guest curator of an exhibition at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts devoted to Canadian modernist Lawren Harris.

Actor Steve Martin at a Lawren Harris exhibit at the MFA in Boston on Friday. (Photo credit: Bernice Corpuz/WBZ NewsRadio 1030)

Actor Steve Martin at a Lawren Harris exhibit at the MFA in Boston on Friday. (Photo credit: Bernice Corpuz/WBZ NewsRadio 1030)

Martin was in attendance Friday for a preview of the exhibition, and he’ll discuss Harris’ work at Saturday’s public opening of the show. He is a passionate arts patron and collector.

Thirty Harris paintings will be on display, including landscapes of the northern shores of Lake Superior, the icy waters of the eastern Arctic and snow-capped Rocky Mountain peaks.

The MFA is featuring Canadian artist Lawren Harris' paintings at an exhibit. (Photo credit: Bernice Corpuz/WBZ NewsRadio 1030)

The MFA is featuring Canadian artist Lawren Harris’ paintings at an exhibit. (Photo credit: Bernice Corpuz/WBZ NewsRadio 1030)

Martin says Harris deserves international acclaim for reaching “another level of the metaphysics of landscape.” Harris died in 1970.

“The Idea of North: The Paintings of Lawren Harris” runs through June 12.

WBZ Newsradio 1030’s Bernice Corpuz reports

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