1984 oil on canvas "Kleberg" by Jamie Wyeth, an American artist born in 1946 — Photo courtesy of Terra Foundation for American Art Daniel J. Terra Collection, 1992.184. Oil on canvas. Copyright Jamie Wyeth. *Courtesy Museum of Fine Arts, Boston*
A visit to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston is a necessity. Taking in the works that have influenced the world inside the galleries of this stunning Boston institution is an event that can’t be missed. Offering activities that get the whole family excited about art and culture, Boston's Museum of Fine Arts has a little something for every taste.
Exciting displays will find a temporary home at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston during the summer of 2014, as several must-see exhibitions arrive.
1215 Lincoln Cathedral Exemplar of the Magna Carta — Photo courtesy of *Courtesy Lincoln Cathedral* Photograph. Copyright Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
The most enticing exhibit begins July 2, 2014, and runs through September 1, 2014, when the Magna Carta goes on display at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Written in 1215, the Magna Carta survives in four copies of the original. Rare to find on display in Boston, this piece of history can be viewed among works of art for a limited time. An icon of liberty throughout the world, the Magna Carta exhibition will consist of 20 works within the Americas Wing of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Having served as inspiration for two American documents - the US Constitution and Bill of Rights - the Magna Carta’s arrival as a loan from the UK’s Lincoln Castle comes just in time for celebrating Independence Day on July 4.
The works secured by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston extend beyond the Magna Carta to include historical loans, portraits and even works of art from the museum's collection. Included you’ll find an array of items that come together to tell the story of those who fought for freedom and put an end to tyranny spanning centuries.
Sons of Liberty Bowl — Photo courtesy of *Gift by Subscription and Francis Bartlett Fund* Photograph. Copyright Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Starting its three-stop tour at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Magna Carta will join the Quilts exhibition, which remains at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston until July 27, 2014.
The Pilgrim/Roy collection of quilts are a beautiful representation of the art and storytelling that comes to life in quilts. The colors and patterns are intricate, bringing the fabric to life. Enjoy this exhibit for all it is, as it is one of pure beauty and one well worth spending extra time simply enjoying.
Double Wedding Ring Quilt — Photo courtesy of *Pilgrim / Roy Collection *Courtesy Museum of Fine Arts, Boston*
The Magna Carta and Quilt exhibits will be joined by the Jamie Wyeth exhibition on July 16, 2014, which will run through December 28, 2014. A little taste of everything, this exhibition will showcase the artist's creative realist nature and spans six decades.
It will begin with drawings rendered during his childhood and proceed through his next 60 years. You’ll get a view into his inspiration and see the themes that recurred throughout his art.