Never Mind Clooney and Damon, Meet the Real Monuments Men in the Midwest

Film-The Monuments Men
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As Monuments Men opens this week with an all-star cast led by George Clooney and Matt Damon, so does an exhibit dedicated to the Monuments Men at Kansas City's Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.


The movie is the true story of a military unit deployed during World War II to save some of the world's great works of art from certain destruction.


So what does a museum in fly-over country have to do with it?