Get a jump start on movie-goers and join Museum staff as we discuss the book The Monuments Men by author Robert Edsel, before the February 7th release of the film adaptation of the book. Recount with fellow readers the true story how of a little-known group of men and women saved Europe’s greatest art, artifacts and monuments from Nazi plunder and ultimate destruction. We will examine Hitler’s insatiable desire for some of world’s most prized collections and the complicated task for the Allies to track down and protect art during wartime.
Come prepared with questions and to discuss the lasting legacy of the Monuments Men and their work with participants and Museum staff. This event is free and open to the public.
For more information call 504-528-1944 x 351.