top of page



The latest news about the Monuments Men and Women Foundation's work from all major international media outlets.

Media inquiries, please Contact Us.

Click here for our Press Kit.


Unveiling the little-known Monuments Women who helped recover art from the Nazis

March 13, 2024 - Years after the 2014 Hollywood movie made the Monuments Men famous, the Monuments Women are finally being recognized with an exhibition in New Orleans.

AP News

WWII Monuments Men weren’t all men. The female members finally move into the spotlight

February 17, 2023 - After World War II, the U.S. Army’s art experts set out to find and return millions of works stolen by the Nazis.

Communication Arts

National WWII Museum installation: An exhibition designed by G&A tells museum visitors about the Monuments Men and Women Foundation and its efforts to recover artwork stolen by the Nazis

Responses by Carl Rhodes, senior exhibit design director and project creative lead, G&A.

Dallas Morning News

At National WWII museum, Dallas’ Robert Edsel greatly expands his mission

November 2, 2023 - Edsel is the founder of the Dallas-based Monuments Men and Women Foundation, which has dedicated itself to uncovering and rescuing art plundered by the Nazis.

The New York Times

Richard Barancik, Last of the World War II Monuments Men, Dies at 98

July 22, 2023 - He played a role in the celebrated Allied operation to preserve European artworks and cultural treasures stolen by the Nazis. ...

Odessa American

Monuments Men and Women Foundation returns rare document to Italy with support from Odessans

June 17, 2023 - The Monuments Men and Women Foundation recently restituted a papal bull issued by Pope Pius IX and turned over custody of the rare document to Italian officials. Odessans Sondra and Toby Eoff generously helped underwrite the restitution costs.

The Collector

Where Are These 20 WWII Most Wanted Artworks? (Reward if Found)

April 30, 2023 - Since WWII, the Monuments Men and Women Foundation has played a significant role in retrieving lost or stolen works of art. These are the 20 most wanted artworks on their list.

Corriere della Sera

La proposta dei Monuments Men ai musei italiani: «Una targa a fianco delle opere salvate dai nostri eroi»

March 16, 2023 - La Fondazione, resa celebre dal fim di George Clooney, propone di creare una valorizzazione multimediale della storia di dipinti e sculture recuperati durante la Seconda guerra mondiale. La presidente Anna Bottinelli: «Vogliamo valorizzare la nostra storia»


Anna Bottinelli - The president of the Monuments Men and Women Foundation hunts down invaluable works of art that went missing during World War II

December 3, 2022 - Anna Bottinelli is an altruistic sleuth—an art detective who tracks down Nazi-stolen works, proving their provenance before re-uniting them with their rightful owners.

Dallas Morning News

Dallas author, philanthropist passes baton to new Monuments Men and Women program

August 12, 2022 - A new generation of Monuments Men and Women, who restored artifacts stolen by Nazis in World War II, is taking its place in the military as the first class of curators, archaeologists and more was sworn in Friday.

SWR Aktuell

Beutekunst: Museum Ulm bekommt Berblinger-Statue aus den USA

July 28, 2022 - Die US-Initiative "Monuments Men and Women Foundation" recherchiert seit zehn Jahren, um ursprüngliche Besitzer von Kunstwerken zu finden. Auch das Museum Ulm profitiert davon.


Museum of Fine Arts Houston locked in legal battle over Bernardo Bellotto painting

A fight over a piece of 18th-century art has landed the Museum of Fine Arts Houston in federal court. MFAH wants to hold onto the paintings. The people trying to take it are the grandsons of a German businessman who they say sold the art to Nazi leader Adolf Hitler's dealer under duress. ...


Playing cards offer $25,000 for information on the priceless lost art of World War II

Art history buffs, eagle-eyed collectors, antiquities experts and members of the public at large are being invited to join the global hunt for a treasure trove of artworks still missing since World War II, with cash rewards of up to $25,000 for useful information. The buy-in is a single deck of cards. ...

AP News

Monuments Men group bets on playing cards to find lost art

March 23, 2022 - A group dedicated to finishing the work of World War II’s Monuments Men is betting on a deck of playing cards — and reward money — to help find missing works of art taken by the Nazis.. ...

Artnet News

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Must End Its Head-in-the-Sand Approach to Justice When It Comes to Restitution

August 31, 2021 - The head of the Monuments Men Foundation on the pain-staking research into the real history behind a Bellotto painting at the MFAH. ..

Artnet News

Restitution Experts Blast Houston’s Museum of Fine Arts for Refusing to Return a Painting Once Purchased for Hitler’s Museum

August 18, 2021 - The Monuments Men Foundation is squaring off against the MFAH in the court of public opinion ...

The New York Times

What Constitutes Art Sales Under Duress? A Dispute Reignites the Question
The New York Times

August 17, 2021 - A fight over a landscape painting bought for Hitler is focused on the question of whether its sale was voluntary or forced by economic distress the Nazis helped create. ...

The New York Times

Motoko Fujishiro Huthwaite, 92, Last of the ‘Monuments Women,’ Dies

May 8, 2020 - An American who was sent to Japan after Pearl Harbor, she was one of 345 people from 14 countries who helped preserve cultural treasures. ...

Corriere della Sera

Anna Bottinelli, un’italiana alla guida dei «Monuments Men»: i cacciatori delle opere trafugate dai nazisti

November 28, 2019 - Fiorentina, 32 anni, un curriculum accademico di primo piano, andrà a dirigere la Fondazione, con sede a Dallas, resa celebre dal film di Clooney. «Entusiasta dell’incarico» ...

The New York Times

75 Years After World War II Theft, a Painting Returns to Italy

July 19, 2019 - Compared to showier works in Florence’s Pitti Palace — paintings by Caravaggio, Raphael, and Titian — the small “Vase of Flowers” by Jan van Huysum might barely earn a second glance ...

The Telgraph

Monuments Men Foundation returns historic paintings won in poker game to Germany

May 6, 2015 - Three historic paintings won by an American tank commander during Second World War returned to rightful owners in Germany ...

CBS News

"Monuments Men" receive monumental honor from Congress

October 22, 2015 - Congress gave its highest civilian honor, the Congressional Gold Medal, to 345 unsung heroes of World War II on Thursday. ...

The New York Times

Returning the Spoils of World War II, Taken by Americans

May 5, 2015 - As the Allies stormed through Germany in 1945, museum officials in Dessau scurried to hide their art treasures in a nearby salt mine, where they would soon be discovered by American soldiers. ...

NBC News

'Monuments Men' Bill Passes House and Senate

February 6, 2014 - After 70 years in near obscurity, the men and women who worked to preserve cultural artifacts during World War II, nicknamed the “Monuments Men,” will be awarded the Congressional Gold Medal. ...

The New York Times

Not All Monuments Men Were Men

January 29, 2014 - In February 1952, as Europe rebuilt after World War II, Ardelia Ripley Hall arrived in Bonn, Germany, to play her part in a bold American military mission that had begun about a decade earlier. ...

USA Today

G.I.'s family returns World War II antiquities to Italy

May 29, 2013 - Antique books by Isaac Newton and other historical figures, lifted from an Italian church by a G.I. during World War II, were returned in a ceremony at the Italian Embassy ...

The New York Times

Treasure Hunters in Uniform: ‘Monuments Men’ Remembered

February 20, 2013 - We don’t tend to think of World War II as a setting for one of history’s biggest art thefts. Now some veterans of that war are being honored for recovering some of the most famous – and not so famous – art of the Western world: ...

AP News

Photo albums related to Nazi art theft unveiled by Monuments Men Foundation

February 27, 2012 - Two albums documenting works of art and furniture stolen by the Nazis during World War II were unveiled Tuesday after being discovered by a Dallas-based foundation ...

The Wrap

George Clooney to Direct, Star in ‘Monuments Men’

January 8, 2012 - George Clooney has started to work on his next project, writing, directing and starring in a big-budget movie about the men who chased down the stolen art of Europe during World War II...

McClatchy DC

Was Fort Worth museum's statue hiding sordid sales history?

July 3, 2011 - For a museum director, receiving a call from Robert Edsel is like getting a call from the Internal Revenue Service for the rest of us. It stimulates the gastric juices as the mind whirls, "OMG, what now?" ...

bottom of page