August Sander (German, 1876-1964); Circus People (from People of the Twentieth Century), 1926, printed by Gerd Sander in 1990; gelatin silver print.
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A Wonderful Evening of Storytelling

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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!

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Scrapbooks Showcase the Impact of World War II at WCMA

Paintings Expelled from German Museums

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…

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Those Williams Monuments Men

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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.

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