Monday, March 17, 2014
Thanks again to all who joined us for our Monuments Men at Williams program, and our fabulous guest speakers. And in case you weren’t able to make it, check out the full video!
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Paintings Expelled from German Museums
The release of the film Monuments Men has drawn attention to the importance of preserving national art treasures during times of war. Although not featured in the film, S. Lane Faison, Director of Williams College Museum of Art (then Lawrence Art Museum) from 1948 — 1976, was a Navy Reservist during World War II and in 1945 was posted to the Office of Strategic Services’ Art Looting Investigation Unit. In addition to writing the official report on Adolf Hitler’s collection of…
Friday, February 28, 2014
It was a time for showing physical bravery and bravura connoisseurship, an unlikely pairing. This was the dynamic duo necessary for the men and women of the Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives section (MFAA) of the Allied forces in Western Europe.