Magna Carta: Law and Legend, 1215-2015June 13-Oct. 12, 2015
June 13-Oct. 12, 2015
Library, West Hall
Celebrating the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, this exhibition explores the language and ideology of constitutionalism 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 the Huntington’s collections.
Funny Business: Humor in British Drawings from Hogarth to RowlandsonAug. 15-Nov. 30, 2015
Aug. 15-Nov. 30, 2015
Huntington Art Gallery, Works on Paper Room
This exhibition features 13 humorous 18th-century British works on paper drawn from the holdings of The Huntington’s art collections. Using a variety of different themes and techniques artists such as Thomas Rowlandson and Isaac Cruikshank played an integral role in creating a thriving market for British drawing and defining British humor during this period.