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    Magna Carta: Cornerstone of Liberty

    Presented by at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

    July 2 - September 1, 2014


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    Magna Carta: Cornerstone of Liberty

    See a rare copy of England's Magna Carta along with the Sons of Liberty Bowl, drafts of Declaration of Independence, and more symbols of liberty and justice.

    One of only four surviving copies of the original Magna Carta - a document written in 1215 that is the foundation for many liberties that Americans enjoy - travels to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, for a special exhibition in the Art of the Americas Wing. An inspiration for the US Constitution and Bill of Rights, the exemplar typically housed in the Lincoln Cathedral in Lincolnshire, England, is on view in partnership with the Massachusetts Historical Society and the Massachusetts House of Representatives. Magna Carta - Latin for “Great Charter” - joins other historical loans as well as portraits and works of art from the Museum’s collection - including the MFA’s Sons of Liberty Bowl (1768) by Paul Revere, which is engraved with the words "Magna/Charta" and "Bill of/Rights" - to tell the story of patriots and revolutionaries who fought for freedom in the face of tyranny. The exhibition also includes portraits, marble busts, and historical documents related to several of the Founding Fathers, presidents, and abolitionists, particularly from Massachusetts, who were inspired by the liberties enshrined in Magna Carta.


    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

    465 Huntington Avenue
    Boston, MA 02115

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    Admission Info:

    Free with Admission



    Individual Dates & Times: *

    May 27, 2015: 10 am - 9:45 pm (Wed)
    May 28, 2015: 10 am - 9:45 pm (Thu)
    May 29, 2015: 10 am - 9:45 pm (Fri)
    May 30, 2015: 10 am - 4:45 pm (Sat)
    May 31, 2015: 10 am - 4:45 pm (Sun)
    Jun 1, 2015: 10 am - 4:45 pm (Mon)
    Jun 2, 2015: 10 am - 4:45 pm (Tue)
    Jun 3, 2015: 10 am - 9:45 pm (Wed)
    Jun 4, 2015: 10 am - 9:45 pm (Thu)
    Jun 5, 2015: 10 am - 9:45 pm (Fri)

    May 27, 2015: 10 am - 9:45 pm (Wed)
    May 28, 2015: 10 am - 9:45 pm (Thu)
    May 29, 2015: 10 am - 9:45 pm (Fri)
    May 30, 2015: 10 am - 4:45 pm (Sat)
    May 31, 2015: 10 am - 4:45 pm (Sun)
    Jun 1, 2015: 10 am - 4:45 pm (Mon)
    Jun 2, 2015: 10 am - 4:45 pm (Tue)
    Jun 3, 2015: 10 am - 9:45 pm (Wed)
    Jun 4, 2015: 10 am - 9:45 pm (Thu)
    Jun 5, 2015: 10 am - 9:45 pm (Fri)
    Jun 6, 2015: 10 am - 4:45 pm (Sat)
    Jun 7, 2015: 10 am - 4:45 pm (Sun)
    Jun 8, 2015: 10 am - 4:45 pm (Mon)
    Jun 9, 2015: 10 am - 4:45 pm (Tue)
    Jun 10, 2015: 10 am - 9:45 pm (Wed)
    Jun 11, 2015: 10 am - 9:45 pm (Thu)
    Jun 12, 2015: 10 am - 9:45 pm (Fri)
    Jun 13, 2015: 10 am - 4:45 pm (Sat)
    Jun 14, 2015: 10 am - 4:45 pm (Sun)
    Jun 15, 2015: 10 am - 4:45 pm (Mon)
    Jun 16, 2015: 10 am - 4:45 pm (Tue)
    Jun 17, 2015: 10 am - 9:45 pm (Wed)
    Jun 18, 2015: 10 am - 9:45 pm (Thu)
    Jun 19, 2015: 10 am - 9:45 pm (Fri)
    Jun 20, 2015: 10 am - 4:45 pm (Sat)
    Jun 21, 2015: 10 am - 4:45 pm (Sun)
    Jun 22, 2015: 10 am - 4:45 pm (Mon)
    Jun 23, 2015: 10 am - 4:45 pm (Tue)
    Jun 24, 2015: 10 am - 9:45 pm (Wed)
    Jun 25, 2015: 10 am - 9:45 pm (Thu)
    Jun 26, 2015: 10 am - 9:45 pm (Fri)
    Jun 27, 2015: 10 am - 4:45 pm (Sat)
    Jun 28, 2015: 10 am - 4:45 pm (Sun)
    Jun 29, 2015: 10 am - 4:45 pm (Mon)
    Jun 30, 2015: 10 am - 4:45 pm (Tue)


    * Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


    Phone: 617-267-9300


    Accessibility Information: Currently, no accessibility information is available for this event.

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