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Film Screening of Stout Hearted: George Stout and the Guardians of Art

8/1/2019 / 7:00pm

Stout Hearted: George Stout and the Guardians of Art, is a documentary directed by Kevin Kelley and produced by Marie Wilkes of New Mile Media Arts, a non-profit organization based in Iowa City, Iowa.

This 81-minute documentary, tells the story of Iowa native, George Stout. Stout was the leader of the Monuments Men during World War II and was responsible for recovering over five-million pieces of art from the Nazis.  Stout’s life continues to have international impact on the fields of art conservation and monuments protection.  The legacy of Monuments Men continues today with the U.S. Committee of the Blue Shield, an organization whose goal is to protect art and monuments from destruction in areas of global conflict. The innovative methods of art conservation, created by Stout some 90 years ago, are still used currently in major museums around the world. The film combines archival and recent footage, along with interviews by top experts and historians around the country, to tell the story of George Stout and the Guardians of Art.

Award-winning filmmaker Kevin Kelley has made films for over 30 years. His work has appeared on HBO and PBS stations around the country. New Mile Media Arts, was founded in 2017 by Marie Wilkes and Kelley. This is New Mile Media Art’s first film.

This film was made possible through the support of Humanities Iowa and the Roy J. Carver Trust along with private donations.

Sponsored by Des Moines Art Center Print Club

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Levitt Auditorium

2019-08-01 19:00:00 2019-08-01 00:00:00 America/Chicago Film Screening of Stout Hearted: George Stout and the Guardians of Art Stout Hearted: George Stout and the Guardians of Art , is a documentary directed by Kevin Kelley and produced by Marie Wilkes of New Mile Media Arts, a non-profit organization based in Iowa City, Iowa. This 81-minute documentary, tells the story of Iowa native, George Stout. Stout was the leader of the Monuments Men during World War II and was responsible for recovering over five-million pieces of art from the Nazis.  Stout’s life continues to have international impact on the fields of art conservation and monuments protection.  The legacy of Monuments Men continues today with the U.S. Committee of the Blue Shield, an organization whose goal is to protect art and monuments from destruction in areas of global conflict. The innovative methods of art conservation, created by Stout some 90 years ago, are still used currently in major museums around the world. The film combines archival and recent footage, along with interviews by top experts and historians around the country, to tell the story of George Stout and the Guardians of Art. Award-winning filmmaker Kevin Kelley has made films for over 30 years. His work has appeared on HBO and PBS stations around the country. New Mile Media Arts, was founded in 2017 by Marie Wilkes and Kelley. This is New Mile Media Art’s first film. This film was made possible through the support of Humanities Iowa and the Roy J. Carver Trust along with private donations. Sponsored by Des Moines Art Center Print Club Make Reservations Levitt Auditorium

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