On Sunday January 19 the Kimbell Art Museum will be hosting a special advanced screening of the new movie The Monuments Men almost three weeks before its release in movie theaters on February 7. It will be the first film to be screened in the new Renzo Piano Pavilion auditorium.
The Monuments Men is the film adaptation of the bestselling book of the same name by Robert Edsel with Bret Witter and directed by George Clooney. It is based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history by seven over-the-hill and out of shape museum directors, artists, architects, curators and art historians. They went behind enemy lines during World War II to recover artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and return them to their owners. In a race against time they risked their lives to protect thousands of years of culture from being destroyed.
There will be two screenings of the movie: one at 1p.m. and the other at 5p.m. with Robert Edsel speaking during the 5p.m. screening with a light reception to follow. Proceeds will benefit the Monuments Men Foundation. Their mission is to honor the legacy of the men and women who served in the Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives section known as the “Monuments Men” and their work in protecting the world’s artistic and cultural treasures during World War II.
Exclusive screening of The Monuments Men
Kimbell Art Museum
3333 Camp Bowie Boulevard
Fort Worth, Texas 76107
Sunday January 19, 2014
Museum members can purchase tickets for screenings at 1p.m. for $50 and at 5p.m. for $150 by calling (817) 288-3224.
Source: Barbara Smith/Kimbell Art Museum