Sherman Lee

Art, Spies, and CMA (Happy Birthday Nicolas Poussin)

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Sir Anthony Blunt, one of the most infamous spies of the 20th century, was also an expert on Nicholas Poussin. Sherman Lee, one of the most famous art museum directors of the 20th century, was also an expert at seeing the hidden value and authorship in a work of art. The two star in this fascinating story of how the museum acquired a masterpiece.

Cleveland's Monuments Man

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The story of the brave men and women who worked to rescue Europe’s greatest art treasures during World War II has been brought to the silver screen in The Monuments Men.  But did you know that monuments men also served in Japan? When the war ended and the allied occupation of Japan began, civilian monuments men were charged with protecting and preserving Japanese cultural heritage.