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Date: Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 6:30 pm



Lecture and Book Signing: Robert Edsel

Saving Italy: The Monuments Men, Nazis, and War

Thursday, May 16, 6:30 pm, Chiego Lecture Hall


On the eve of the Allied invasion of Italy, bombs threatened Michelangelo’s David and nearly destroyed Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper. Robert Edsel is the best-selling author of The Monuments Men (now being made into a major feature film by George Clooney). Edsel’s new book Saving Italy: The Race to Rescue a Nation’s Treasures from the Nazis, follows artist Deane Keller and scholar Fred Hartt, as they embarked on the treasure hunt of a lifetime, tracking works by Donatello, Titian, Caravaggio, and Botticelli. Book signing to follow.


Reserve space for this free program by calling 210.805.1768 or e-mailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Registration deadline: May 16, noon. Books are available for purchase in the Museum Store. McNay members $26.06; nonmembers $28.95


The opinions of this speaker do not necessarily reflect the views of the museum. Some imagery presented may be objectionable for some audiences, especially younger viewers.

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