Monuments Men Gallery Talk
Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM (EDT)
During World War II, as part of the military's Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives (MFAA) program, American art historians, museum and art professionals, and archivists were deployed as military officers to protect works of art, historical buildings and monuments, and archives in war theaters throughout western Europe. The National Gallery of Art was deeply involved in these efforts.
Through photographs, documents, and memorabilia, many never before exhibited, this archival display describes the seminal role the National Gallery of Art played in the creation of the MFAA and the Roberts Commission, and explores the experiences of a few of the real-life monuments men.
Take a break from studying, and please join us as GW Alum Chelsea Souza gives us a special Gallery Talk and focus on this historical collection. Ample time will be provided to tour the rest of the museum.