Great outing with my family and an added bonous finding this coin. It sits safely on our fireplace mantle and will be on its merry way next week!! Thanks so much for allowing us to learn of Lawren Harris.
- a geocacher who discovered the Harris Geocoin near Orillia this week
As warmer weather brings more geocaching activity, it is worth noting that the Museum’s Art Adventures geocoins have been continuously busy, traveling the globe all season.
Geocaching is a fun way to explore the outdoors with a GPS device. Geocoins are coins in hidden geocaches all over the world. Each one has a mission and you can track their travels. Art Adventures coins are intended to travel to the birthplace of artists who have works in McMaster Museum of Art’s collection. More details on earlier post.
A few Art Adventures Geocoin updates:
Beckmann Geocoin has travelled more than 35,670 miles since last summer, travelling from Nova Scotia, to France, to a French gourmet event in Frankfurt, Chile, back to France, Florida, and just this month, Berlin!
5 Coins on the move in the last week alone include:
de Jode Geocoin (in Nova Scotia)
Lawrence Geocoin (in Pennsylvania)
Dürer Geocoin #2 (in Bayern, Germany, now enroute to Scotland)
Picasso Geocoin (just launched in December, now somewhere near TH&B in Hamilton)
Harris Geocoin (near Orillia, Ontario)
It’s been a pleasure tracking the travels of 50+ coins and seeing them bring enjoyment and a little art education to people around the world.