Robert Edsel, president and founder, Monuments Men Foundation for the Preservation of Art; author, The Monuments Men and Saving Italy
Victoria Reed, Monica S. Sadler Curator for Provenance
Follow the amazing story of the “Monuments Men,” a group of men and women, including museum directors, curators, and art historians, who saved Italy’s priceless monuments and iconic masterpieces from destruction and theft by the Nazis during World War II.
Monuments men and women, such as James Plaut and Ardelia Hall, began their careers at the Museum of Fine Arts, which is now a leading institution in the World War II-era provenance research. Join Robert Edsel, author of The Monuments Men, currently being adapted for film by George Clooney and scheduled to release in early 2014.
Signed copies of the book will be available in the Bookstore.
To order tickets by phone, call 1-800-440-6975; to order in person, visit any MFA ticket desk.
A free video feed will be held in Riley Seminar Room (156). Free tickets will be available starting on the day of the lecture starting at 5pm and are available at any ticketing desk.
UNDERWRITTEN BY THE VANCE WALL FOUNDATION.
Image Courtesy National Archives and Records Administration
Be sure to come early to catch a screening of The Rape of Europa followed by a Q&A with Robert Edsel.