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New Exhibition Buffalo's Monuments Men Featured in The Buffalo News

February 6, 2014

Edgar Degas (French, 1834–1917). Mlle. Fiocre dans le ballet La Source (Mademioselle Fiocre in the Ballet Le Source)1866–68. Oil on canvas, 43 1/2 x 36 inches (110.5 x 91.4 cm). Gift of Paul Rosenberg and Co., 1958.

A cover story in The Buffalo News on February 6, 2014, highlights the Albright-Knox Art Gallery's historical ties to three real-life Monuments Men explored in the new exhibition Buffalo's Monuments Men. The exhibition, which opens on Thursday, February 6, presents archival materials about three of the museum’s past employees who worked as Monuments Men during World War II, tasked with recovering and returning works of art looted by the Nazis. The exhibition also features recently discovered information about one of the Albright-Knox’s paintings, Edgar Degas’s Mlle. Fiocre dans le ballet La Source (Mademoiselle Fiocre in the Ballet La Source), 1866–68, and its remarkable journey to becoming part of the Collection of the Albright-Knox. Buffalo’s Monuments Men celebrates the contributions made by Buffalo’s Monuments Men to the preservation of Europe’s cultural heritage.

The link to the full article in The Buffalo News can be found here:
On-screen ‘Monuments Men’ casts real-life images as Albright-Knox offers exhibit, cites Buffalo roles

Buffalo’s Monuments Men will be on view through April 6, 2014.