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Monuments Men Connection

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Submitted on April 18, 2013 - 1:00am

A recently released film, The Monuments Men, is raising awareness about a World War II program that aimed to preserve cultural treasures during the war as well as track down and return artworks stolen by the Nazis. One of the participants in the program was Sherman Lee, who had a long career as an art historian. Lee was born in Seattle and returned here after the war, teaching in the School of Art and working at the Seattle Art Museum for a few years. A KPLU story on 10 February 2014 talks about Lee and the Monuments Men. Art History Professor Susan Casteras is quoted in the story. She studied with two former Monuments Men while a student at Yale University.

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