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Reeling it in: Legos, monuments and great expectations

...in place. George Clooney, whose films I love, starring in and directing a World War II thriller about a bunch of art historians who get dropped into the middle of Europe in an effort to rescue the greatest works of art in the western world from...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/2014-02-12/reeling-it-in-legos-mo
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What's Happening

...A Personal View by Kenneth Clark - The Skin of Our Teeth." In this first of a multi-part series, famed British art historian Kenneth Clark looks at the six centuries following the collapse of the Roman Empire through the window of its art. Informal...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/2013-10-09/whats-happening
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iPad art gains recognition in new Hockney exhibit

...gives the medium a boost, said art historians, helping digital artwork gain...said Long Island University Art Historian Maureen Nappi, although she described...said Binghamton University Art Historian Kevin Hatch in New York.Hatch...

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The Monuments Men

Now Playing Synopsis: Cowriter and director George Clooney adapts author Robert M. Edsel's book The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History to tell the incredible true story of the seven art historians and museum curators who went behind enemy lines during World War II on a mission to recover some of the world's greatest works of art. With war raging in Europe, the Nazis have managed to plunder some of the biggest art collections on the continent. As the Third Reich begins to topple, the German army receives explicit orders that in the event of Adolf Hitler's death, they are to destroy every work of art in their possession. Determined to prevent 1000 years of culture from going up in flames, American president Franklin D. Roosevelt approves a proposal by Frank Stokes (Clooney) to form a task force comprised entirely of art experts to enter Germany, recover the works of art, and ensure they are returned to their rightful owners. With little knowledge of modern weapons or warfare tactics, the ragtag squadron has their work cut out for them. Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, and Jean Dujardin also star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin, Bob Balaban, Hugh Bonneville, Cate Blanchett Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Kenai Peninsula Online - Alaska Newspaper -

...letting the public in on a puzzle that's baffled art historians, conservators and collectors for decades: Who painted these works? Max Friedlander, a German art historian, took the last best-known stab at the question in...

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Monuments Men

Opens Wednesday, Dec 18, 2013 Synopsis: Writer/director George Clooney adapts author Robert M. Edsel's book The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History to tell the incredible true story of the seven art historians and museum curators who went behind enemy lines during World War II on a mission to recover some of the world's greatest works of art. As the Third Reich begins to topple, the German army receives explicit orders to destroy every work of art in their possession. Determined to prevent 1000 years of culture from going up in flames, American President Franklin Delano Roosevelt assembles an unlikely task force comprised entirely of art experts to enter Germany, recover the works of art, and ensure they are returned to their rightful owners. With little knowledge of modern weapons or warfare tactics, the ragtag squadron successfully makes their way into enemy territory before realizing they've got their work cut out for them. Clooney, Cate Blanchett, Daniel Craig, Bill Murray, John Goodman, and Jean Dujardin star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: George Clooney, Daniel Craig, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett, Jean Dujardin, John Goodman, Hugh Bonneville, Bob Balaban Movie Details Buy Tickets Movie Review

Monuments Men

Opens Wednesday, Dec 18, 2013 Synopsis: Writer/director George Clooney adapts author Robert M. Edsel's book The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History to tell the incredible true story of the seven art historians and museum curators who went behind enemy lines during World War II on a mission to recover some of the world's greatest works of art. As the Third Reich begins to topple, the German army receives explicit orders to destroy every work of art in their possession. Determined to prevent 1000 years of culture from going up in flames, American President Franklin Delano Roosevelt assembles an unlikely task force comprised entirely of art experts to enter Germany, recover the works of art, and ensure they are returned to their rightful owners. With little knowledge of modern weapons or warfare tactics, the ragtag squadron successfully makes their way into enemy territory before realizing they've got their work cut out for them. Clooney, Cate Blanchett, Daniel Craig, Bill Murray, John Goodman, and Jean Dujardin star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: George Clooney, Daniel Craig, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett, Jean Dujardin, John Goodman, Hugh Bonneville, Bob Balaban Movie Details Buy Tickets Movie Review

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