Book AK—The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History
During World War II, Adolf Hitler made it his personal mission to seek out Europe’s greatest works of art. His intent was to both build a personal collection of the best art in the world and destroy all works that he considered to be “degenerate” art.
Stopping Hitler was not an easy task. The Herculean effort was the result of a group known as the Monuments Men, a special force of American and British art historians, museum directors, curators, and soldiers who worked together to prevent the appropriation and destruction of Europe’s great art. In The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History, author Robert Edsel details this period in history through the moving personal accounts of six of these brave men.
Learn more about this historic effort by becoming part of the museum-hosted book club Book AK. The Book AK discussion about The Monuments Men will take place on Saturday, December 7, 2013, at 10:15 am. Learn More and Register
Art’scool Docent Stories: Kasalina Nabakooza
Step into Art
During training when I followed a tour by another docent there was a first grader who looked at the Op art painting Temple to Albers, 1984, by Richard Joseph Anuszkiewicz and said it made him feel like he could “step into art!” I think it was a wonderful spontaneous reaction that is right on the mark. It is great that the tours give visitors and kids, especially, a chance to step into art.