Art displayed in San Diego was protected by ‘Monuments Men’

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SAN DIEGO – Two pieces of art on display in San Diego were protected by members of the military portrayed in the new movie “Monuments Men.”

The San Diego Museum of Art has ties to the upcoming feature film “Monuments Men”. The film, in theaters February 7, stars George Clooney, Matt Damon and Cate Blanchett and tells the story of the World War II platoon tasked by President Franklin D. Roosevelt with rescuing artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves.

The Monuments Men risked their lives to rescue the world’s greatest cultural treasures stolen by Adolf Hitler and the Nazis.

The two art pieces from the Permanent Collection are Pompeo Girolamo Batoni and Pseudo Pier Francesco Fiorentino.