June 17, 2015
Magna Carta Anniversary Commemorated with Magna Carta to Minnesota: the Rule of Law
Minneapolis –Thomson Reuters and the Airport Foundation MSP celebrate this week’s Magna Carta anniversary by creating Magna Carta to Minnesota: the Rule of Law, a unique art exhibit in Concourse C at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
Freedom from unlawful searches and seizures. Protection from loss of life, liberty or property, without due process. The right to a speedy trial. The right to a jury trial in both criminal and civil cases. These are among the basic principles that are being recognized with the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, and the celebration of its impact on our United States Bill of Rights, as well as its life within Minnesota’s vibrant legal ecosystem.
Minnesota’s deep roots in the law – and support for the rule of law – are celebrated in the more than 100 unique elements in the exhibit, which include historic West Publishing Company photos, a painting by U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren Burger and a bust of the first female Minnesota Supreme Court Justice, Justice Rosalie Wahl. This exhibit of paintings, sculptures, artifacts (and even bobble-heads) was built through contributions from Minnesota companies, law schools, and courts and individuals, attesting to the deep and diverse heritage of the law in the state.
“At Thomson Reuters we have never been more invested in the global rule of law,” said Rick King, chief operating officer for Technology at Thomson Reuters. “Rule of law inspires our philanthropic and corporate initiatives including support for the pro bono activities of our customers, financial support and donated libraries for Books for Africa, as well as the work of the Thomson Reuters Foundation. We are proud to support this exhibit celebrating Magna Carta in unique elements we feel tell an important story about Minnesota and its people to visitors who come to our airport every day.”
“We are thrilled to present a captivating look at the evolution of the written law through art and literature to the traveling public at MSP International,” said Robyne Robinson, director of the MSP Arts & Culture Program. “The Airport Foundation MSP and the MSP Arts & Culture program strive to enhance the airport experience through art and give travelers a sense of Minnesota during their time at the Airport. This exhibit beautifully merges these initiatives with the opportunity to partner with a local company with international name recognition, Thomson Reuters.”
Magna Carta to Minnesota: the Rule of Law will be featured through mid-November 2015 at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport Terminal 1-Lindbergh, Thomson Reuters Concourse C Art Gallery, near gate C12. Photos from the exhibit are also available online at www.airportfoundation.org.
Airport Foundation MSP
The Airport Foundation MSP offers a broad array of programs and services designed to enhance the airport environment and provide critical services to passengers as well as to support the broader aviation community. For more information visit www.AirportFoundation.org
MSP Arts & Culture Program
The MSP Arts and Culture Program is a partnership between the Airport Foundation MSP and the Metropolitan Airports Commission, the owner and operator of Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP). The mission of the Arts and Culture Program is to enhance MSP Airport’s image, enrich the public’s experience, and promote a sense of place through arts and culture. To learn more about the program, visit http://www.airportfoundation.org and download the Master Plan.
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