America's Liberty And Art
Gerald Ward, senior consulting curator; Katharine Lane Weems Consulting Senior Curator Emeritus
England's Magna Carta, written in 1215, is often cited as the cornerstone of liberty in the Anglo-American legal tradition. As a potent symbol for the American Sons of Liberty in the mid 18th century, Magna Carta is directly referenced on Paul Revere's Sons of Liberty Bowl (1768). On loan from Lincoln Cathedral, one of only four surviving copies of the original Magna Carta is on view at the MFA in July… Show more
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