Magna Carta: Law and Legend, 1215-2015June 13-Oct. 12, 2015
June 13-Oct. 12, 2015
Library, West Hall
This exhibition celebrates the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta by exploring the language and ideology of constitutionalism (both written and unwritten) and the rule of law. While the cornerstone of the exhibition is The Huntington's 13th-century draft of the Magna Carta, the themes move beyond Medieval England to explore the relevance of Magna Carta to later English history, the history of the United States, and the modern world, drawn from various areas of the Huntington’s collections.
A World of Strangers: Crowds in American Art June 13-Sept. 14, 2015
June 13-Sept. 14, 2015
Virginia Steele Scott Galleries of American Art
Crowds are the temporary groups that strangers form at baseball games, parades, riots, and on city streets. Fickle and ephemeral, crowds can be joyous, destructive, or somber. As this focused loan exhibition of about 20 works shows, artists have represented groups of people as patterns of dots, murky silhouettes, and teeming, river-like currents of cars and machinery.