American Perspectives Featuring Robert Edsel

The Monuments Men


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Feature Film

rescuing davinci  Dr. Albright is one of the Monuments Men pictured on the cover of Edsel’s self-published book, Rescuing Da Vinci [pictured second from right].

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American Perspectives Featuring Robert EdselWednesday, October 1, 20147:00 pm - 8:30 pmStevens Center of the UNC School of Arts(405 West 4th Street)

Old Salem Presents


American Perspectives

Featuring Robert Edsel

The Monuments Men:

Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the

Greatest Treasure Hunt in History


Wednesday, October 1, 2014

7:00pm – 8:30pm


Stevens Center

of the UNC School of the Arts

(405 West 4th Street)

Old Salem Museums & Gardens presents guest speaker, Robert Edsel, for a special one-night only lecture.

About Robert Edsel

While living in Florence, Robert Edsel developed a great passion for art and architecture and became curious as to how so many of the monuments and great works of art survived the thefts and devastation of World War II. What began as a question evolved into an impassioned journey to unravel the secrets and heroics of the Monuments Men, the unsung heroes who saved the world’s greatest art and cultural treasures for the benefit of civilization. [Read more about Robert Edsel]

Old Salem Connection

Dr. Frank P. Albright, an important figure in the restoration of Old Salem, was one of the Monuments Men. Dr. Albright worked at Old Salem from 1954 to 1973 serving as Director of Museums and Director of Research.

This special lecture will take place at the Stevens Center of the UNC School of the Arts and includes 60 minutes of remarks followed by 30 minutes of Q&A.

Tickets for the event are available for purchase at $50 per ticket (lower level seating) and $35 per ticket (upper level seating).

Proceeds benefit Old Salem Museums & Gardens.

Tickets available for purchase through the Stevens Center box office in person, by calling 336-721-1945 or online.

For more information, please contact 336-201-5177 or e-mail