American GIs under the supervision of Captain James Rorimer on the steps of Neuschwanstein castle. Photo credit: U. S. National Archives and Records Administration
Nov 02, 2017 - 5:30
KAM Lower Level, Auditorium

"The Fine Arts are Never Daunted": The Monuments Men of World War II

Join us for a scholar lecture by MacKenzie L. Mallon, provenance specialist at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

Ms. Mallon is the author of "A Refuge from War: the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and the Evacuation of Art to the Midwest during World War II" (Getty Research Journal, February 2016). Her lecture is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Provenance: A Forensic History of Art.



Edwin Carter Rae, longtime professor at the University of Illinois, was one of the Monuments Men. His photo album and official diary, written during his tenure as Chief of the Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives branch of the U. S. Army of Occupation in Bavaria, Germany are among papers donated by the university and available through the University Archives. 

Learn more about Edwin Carter Rae from the U of I News Bureau.