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Book AK—The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History

Saturday, December 7, 2013, 10:15–11:30 am

Cover of The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History

FREE for Members / FREE with Gallery admission for non-members
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This program is full. Please continue to check the website for future installments of Book AK.

Registrants: Discussion Questions are now available. 

The Albright-Knox’s Book AK program is a museum-hosted book club that provides the opportunity to explore the lives of artists and learn more about art- and museum-related topics.

The next Book AK selection is The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History by Robert M. Edsel, with Bret Witter. During World War II, Adolf Hitler sought out Europe’s greatest artworks with the goal of building both a personal art collection and destroying all that he considered to be “degenerate” art. In this book, author Robert Edsel details the true account of the Monuments Men, a special force of American and British art historians, museum directors, curators, and others who sought to prevent the appropriation and destruction of Europe’s great art. This moment in history is told through the moving personal accounts of six of these brave men.

After reading the pre-selected book, participants are invited to meet at the museum, where Assistant Curator of Education Jessica DiPalma will lead a group discussion. A reading guide and/or discussion questions will be posted on this page one month prior to the discussion.

Participation in the discussion is free for Members and free with Gallery admission for non-members. Registration is required and is limited to fifteen individuals. To register, please call 716.270.8296.

PLEASE NOTE: When you participate in a meeting around a particular Book AK selection you are not committing to participate in future meetings. While repeat participants are encouraged, each book selection has its own registration and each is limited to fifteen participants.

The paperback edition of The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History can be purchased in Shop AK for $13.59, 20% off list price. (Please note that no other discounts, including the traditional Members’ discount will apply.) Participants may also purchase the book on their own.