“Stout Hearted” tells the story of Iowa Native George Stout and his impact on the fields of Art Conservation and Monument Protection. During World War II, Stout led the Monuments Men through Europe on the greatest treasure hunt in history, protecting and recovering priceless art from the Nazis. Stout’s legacy with the Monuments Men continues presently with the US Committee of the Blue Shield, an organization that is protecting precious art from destruction in areas of global conflict. Stout’s innovative methods of art conservation, created some 90 years ago, are still used today in major museums around the world.
Screening time: Friday, May 15th, 8:16-9:37, Shedd Institute Recital Hall
Length: 81 mins.
Director: Kevin Kelley
Producer: New Mile Media Arts