Magna Carta

A Rare Exhibition at LACMA • April 26th - May 5th

This exhibition is organized by the Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford as part of Brit Week 2011. Meet our gracious Sponsors

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Magna CartaAn original Magna Carta from the Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford will be on view on Level 2 of the Art of the Americas Building during the annual celebration of BritWeek. The Great Charter granted by King John on 15 June 1215 at Runnymede near Windsor, and reissued throughout the 13th century during the succeeding reigns of Henry III and Edward I, set key limitations upon royal authority. A landmark in the history of democracy, it remains to this day an important symbol of freedom and the rule of law. The ideas expressed in Magna Carta found especial resonance in America, paving the political road to the Charters of Freedom.

Only seventeen surviving original manuscripts of Magna Carta are known today, dating from 1215 to 1297. A manuscript of the 1217 charter, issued in the name of King Henry III, will be displayed at LACMA.

LACMA will host the West Coast Premiere of the film Ironclad on the last day of this Exhibition.


Exhibit Information

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
Art of the Americas Building, Level 2
5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036 • (323) 857-6000

Adults $15 • Seniors and Students $10 • Children Free

Park for $10 in the Pritzker Parking Garage
(on Sixth Street just east of Fairfax Avenue).

Museum Hours
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday: 12 noon 8pm
Friday: 12 noon - 9pm
Saturday & Sunday: 11am - 8pm
Wednesday: Closed

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Special Thanks to our Sponsors

The exhibition of the Magna Carta in La Jolla, at the Salk Institute, at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco is made possible through the generosity of Qualcomm, Irwin and Joan Jacobs, and John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Click logos below to visit websites.

Magna Carta Sponsors
LACMA Oxford University Qualcomm John Wiley and Sons, Inc.