IBJ movie night: George Clooney's 'The Monuments Men'

January 23, 2014
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George Clooney (the director) and George Clooney (the actor) team up for "The Monuments Men," an adventure based on the true story of the soldiers who rescued artwork from Nazi Germany during World War II. Matt Damon and Cate Blancett also star.

Want to join me for an IBJ sneak preview on Feb. 5 at AMC Castleton Square 14?

Just enter below and name your favorite work of visual art. I'll pick winners at random until the passes are gone.

Good luck.

  • Monuments Men
    My favorite piece right now is Souvenir II by Kerry James Marshall
    • Monuments Men
      My favorite is the Mona Lisa.
    • At the Eiteljorg
      Crippled,But Still Coming(A Dangerous Cripple)-Charles Marion Russel
    • The Alexander
      Paul Villinski’s Birds in Flight at the Alexander Hotel
    • Seurat
      A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte
    • Favorite work
      Starry Night
    • The Tree of Life
      My favorite piece of visual art is the 2011 film The Tree of Life.
    • Monuments Men
      My favorite piece of art is of the dogs playing poker. I know it is nothing compared to a Mona Lisa, but for someone to visualize what a like that would look like. Amazes and inspires at the same time.
    • Chagall's America Windows
      I hate picking favorites, but I really love the deep blue of this work at the Art Institute of Chicago. I'm really looking forward to seeing this movie.
    • Movie Passes
      Van Gogh's Starry Night
    • Favorite Painting
      Caillebotte's "Paris Street; Rainy Day"
    • Monuments Men
      I love artwork my kids have done at school!
    • Monuments Men
      Robert Indiana's LOVE
    • Favorite art
      The whole Pont Aven room at the IMA
    • Nierman
      Nierman's picture of Ruby Bridges and the Marshalls,
    • Monument Men
      My favorite art is any work done do Monet. Thank you for this chance to win passes.
    • Favorite Visual Art
      My favorite artist is currently Chris Roberts Antieau
    • my own
      My favorite work of visual art is my own photography
    • Favorite Visual Art
      The Statue of David by Michaelangelo! Truly ahead of it's time and a masterpiece...
    • The Monuments Men
      Ansel Adams photos of the camps.

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