The Monuments Men
Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History
Thursday, April 3, 2014
McAlister Field House, The Citadel
5:30 p.m. VIP Cocktail Reception and private book signing with author Robert Edsel
6:30 p.m. Lecture followed by audience Q&A and a public book signing
Admission is free and open to the public; groups welcome
Determined to own or to destroy all the artistic treasures of the world, Adolf Hitler led the most comprehensive art theft of all time during World War II as his officers ripped paintings, sculptures, and other significant pieces from homes, galleries, and museums throughout Europe. New York Times bestselling author Robert M. Edsel tells the incredible true story of the Monuments Men, a small group of art experts (not soldiers) assembled by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to risk everything and go behind enemy lines to recover mankind’s greatest artifacts before they were destroyed by the Nazis. The book also inspired a movie directed by George Clooney starring Bill Murray, Matt Damon, and Cate Blanchett that will open on February 7th.
VIP tickets are $125 and include the VIP Cocktail Reception with Robert Edsel, a personalized copy of The Monuments Men, and reserved front row seating. Proceeds support the Fine Arts programs at The Citadel. To purchase, contact Christina Mortti at(843) 953-7477 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This lecture is a part of The Citadel’s School of Humanities and Social Sciences Fine Art Series which brings diverse offerings of visual art, film, music, and drama events to the campus and the Lowcountry. For more information, to inquire about sponsorship opportunities, or to get involved in our programs, please visit The Citadel Fine Arts web site at www.citadel.edu/finearts or contact Tiffany Silverman, Director of the Fine Arts, email@example.com.