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#56 - Lost and Found: The Battle for Art in WWII's Darkest Hours

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In this episode, we welcome Laura Morelli, the esteemed author of "The Last Masterpiece," for a captivating conversation on art's resilience during World War II. Laura shares her journey from Georgia to Yale, where her passion for art history and creative writing intertwined, leading to a career that brings the past's colors to the present. Together, we explore the evacuation of art in Florence, the valiant efforts of the Monuments Men and Women, and the lesser-known stories of the Women's Army Corps and Kunstschutz. Laura also gives us a glimpse into her future projects, promising to keep the torch of Italian art history burning bright. Join us as we celebrate the intertwining of art, history, and the indomitable human spirit through Laura's insights and narratives.

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