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Monday, February 17, 2014

Art worth Dying For?

The Monument's Men tells the true story of the men and women who saved millions of works of art during Hitler's reign of terror.  In his most recent blog post, Ron Greenfield explores the history behind the movie and answers the question, "What is the importance of art?"

Hitler’s intention was to create a museum, the Linz Museum, that would house the great works of art that had been stolen, beginning in 1935 and continuing as World War II was drawing to a close in 1945. They were middle-aged museum curators and artists who volunteered to save these priceless works of art.

The men and women of the Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives Program were the first to see the value and importance of saving these works...

On another level, The Monuments Men is a welcome break from the glut of effects-driven movies, car chases, explosions, or the doom of earth by alien forces. It goes into fresh territory, with a captivating story, both in its attention to detail and the scope of actual events. Like Robert Edsel, the author, one comes away with the feeling that Clooney’s passion and sincerity and the need to tell this story is the basis for making this movie. It is a film not to be missed.  Read more at:

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