MINNEAPOLIS - The Minneapolis Institute of Arts is capitalizing on the release of a movie about efforts to protect valuable art objects from Adolf Hitler.

The museum is displaying nine pieces associated with the real-life effort portrayed in the movie "The Monuments Men".

The movie stars George Clooney, and depicts the efforts of academics and museum curators who raced against time to discover where Hitler had stashed stolen artworks.

Today (Friday) on the News @ Noon Show on WJON, MIA assistant curator of paintings Erika Holmquist-Wall talked about the treasures.

Click on the audio player below to hear the full interview:

One of the 345 real-life Monuments Men was former St. Cloud State President George Selke.