Is Art Worth A Life?

"Capt. James J. Rorimer, in cap, a future director of the Metropolitan Museum,
leading an art recovery team in Germany, around 1945."
quote from NY TImes & photo borrowed from NY Times  & Laurel Publishing

6:30 pm Tonight at the Tampa Theatre, author Robert M. Edsel (Monuments Men, Rescuing DaVinci) will be tackling this question. The event is free to the public and presented by University of South Florida College of Arts & Sciences. It will probably be packed due to the recent Clooney movie, so you might want to get there early. (By the way, I've been told that parking north of Kennedy Blvd. in downtown Tampa is free after 6 p.m.)

Tampa Theatre (taken by me last summer)

I haven't been to see the MM movie yet, but really enjoyed Mr. Edsel's self published 2006 book, which I picked up after reading this engrossing review in The New York Times. If you have a minute and want to know a bit more about the author & his first book, pop over to the link. It is a good quick read. For more info visit the official website: http://www.monumentsmen.com/

DaVinci's Lady With An Ermine
was stolen by the Nazis & rescued by the Allies

Presented with 100 slides and anecdotes about the real Monuments Men, as well as discussing the making of the documentary "The Rape of Europa" this should be a very interesting evening. I've been looking forward to this event for a while ... but not sure yet what the evening holds at my house. If I make it, I'll pop back and let you know how it goes. If you go, I'd love it if you'd stop by here and share your thoughts.

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