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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 The exhibition also includes portraits, marble busts, and historical documents related to several of the Founding Fathers, presidents, and abolitionists, particularly from Massachusetts, who were inspired by the liberties enshrined in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: *

    Jan 1, 2015: 10 am - 9:45 pm (Thu)
    Jan 2, 2015: 10 am - 9:45 pm (Fri)
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    Jan 10, 2015: 10 am - 4:45 pm (Sat)

    Jan 1, 2015: 10 am - 9:45 pm (Thu)
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    Feb 11, 2015: 10 am - 9:45 pm (Wed)
    Feb 12, 2015: 10 am - 9:45 pm (Thu)
    Feb 13, 2015: 10 am - 9:45 pm (Fri)
    Feb 14, 2015: 10 am - 4:45 pm (Sat)
    Feb 15, 2015: 10 am - 4:45 pm (Sun)
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    * Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


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