Massachusetts: Magna Carta at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

06/14/2014 12:00 AM

06/14/2014 9:04 PM

One of only four surviving copies of the original Magna Carta — an inspiration for the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights — will be on display at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, this summer. Written in 1215, the document owned by the United Kingdom’s Lincoln Cathedral will be on view at the exhibition Magna Carta: Cornerstone of Liberty, July 2-Sept. 1. For centuries, Magna Carta — Latin for “Great Charter” — has had symbolic influence on politicians, judges and revolutionaries who were inspired by its protections against tyranny and arbitrary rule.

Details: mfa.org or 617-267-9300.

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