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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Clemson University Art Department Alumna, Morgan Cole, on the Monuments Men Steering Committee at The Citadel

Morgan received her BFA in Art from Clemson University with an emphasis in painting in 2013. In addition to serving on the the Monuments Men Steering Committee at The Citadel, she has also worked as a backstage volunteer for Charleston Fashion Week in March and is actively looking for studio space in the Charleston area so that she may continue to develop her own artistic endeavors.

The Monuments Men
Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the
Greatest Treasure Hunt in History

Thursday, April 3, 2014
McAlister Field House, The Citadel


5:30 p.m. VIP cocktail reception with author Robert Edsel
6:30 p.m  Lecture with audience Q&A (doors open at 5:30)
7:30 p.m. Book signing (books available for purchase before and after the 

In the most comprehensive art theft of all time, Adolf Hitler looted thousands 
of significant artistic masterpieces throughout Europe during World War II.  
In his only South Carolina appearance, New York Times bestselling author 
Robert M. Edsel tells the incredible true story of the Monuments Men, a 
small group of art experts-turned-soldiers assembled by President Franklin 
D. Roosevelt.  These unlikely heroes bravely went behind enemy lines to 
locate and recover mankind’s greatest artifacts, saving them from imminent 
destruction by the Nazis.

The book inspired a movie directed by and starring George Clooney with 
Bill Murray and Matt Damon, among others, that is currently playing in 
area theaters; Mr. Edsel served as a consultant on the film and will share 
some of this experience as well.

Educators, book clubs, and others looking to learn more about this topic may 
find extensive lesson plans and discussion questions here.  Groups are 
welcome; note that doors open at 5:30 p.m.  Please contact Christina Mortti 
should you require handicapped seating and we are happy to accommodate.

For more information about the Monuments Men event including local ties 
to Middleton Place, as well as other upcoming free public fine art events at 
The Citadel and to sign up for our e-newsletter, please visit our 

Special Thanks to the Monuments Men Steering Committee:

Artie Richards, Chair
Jim Blakely
Morgan Cole (Clemson University BFA, Art, 2013)
Terry Fox
Dorie Griggs
Leigh Jaimes
Shelley Keith
Susan McAdoo
Christina Mortti
Stacy Pearsall
Tiffany Silverman
Dianne Trumbull
Rebekah Unger
Amanda Weingarten

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