Fall 2013

Remembering Binghamton’s own Monuments Man



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Kenneth Lindsay in 1945 with the bust of Queen Nefertiti.

If you go to the movies to see The Monuments Men, the new George Clooney film scheduled for release in December, take a moment to remember that the late Professor Kenneth C. Lindsay, founder of the Department of Art and Art History at Binghamton, was a member of the actual Monuments Men, on whom the movie is based.

The Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives Section of the U.S. Army saved tens of thousands of artworks and monuments from destruction during WWII and helped return works stolen by Hitler and the Nazis to their rightful owners. The soldiers, mostly art historians and museum curators who had been drafted, were dubbed Monuments Men.

The University Art Museum recently honored Lindsay, who died in 2009, with the creation of the Kenneth C. Lindsay Museum Study Room.

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