On Monday, February 17, 2014, members of the 2012-2013 Art History class went to the Pikes Theatre to see “The Monuments Men.” This movie, based on a true story, included much of the famous European art students learned about in AP Art History last year. Seniors Zowee Aquino and Courtney Nellies, two of the six girls from last year’s class, joined AP Art History teacher Mrs. Ziff to see the movie.
“It was compelling to see the pieces of art covered in class in a real-life setting,” said senior Zowee Aquino.
“The Monuments Men,” starring George Clooney and Matt Damon, is based on a group of World War II soldiers responsible for saving all the art stolen by the Nazis. These soldiers saved thousands of pieces of stolen art, returning the art to its rightful place in homes and museums around Europe. The movie appeals to art and World War II fans alike. Going to see “The Monuments Men” in theaters proves the lasting impact AP Art History gives to its students.
“The movie was interesting and the audience was very funny. It was nice to see the art in the movie and know more about it than the audience did,” said teacher Mrs. Ziff.
Courtney Nellies ‘14