Real-life Monuments Man, Metropolitan Museum of Art Curator and founder of the Cloisters, James Rorimer served as the inspiration for James Granger, the character portrayed by Matt Damon in the new film. See our blog for more about Rorimer and other real people who inspired characters in the movie, and check out our exhibit dedicated to the Monuments Men.
James Rorimer and unidentified men, between 1943 and 1946 / unidentified photographer. James J. Rorimer papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Real-life Monuments Man, Metropolitan Museum of Art Curator and founder of the Cloisters, James Rorimer served as the inspiration for James Granger, the character portrayed by Matt Damon in the new film. See our blog for more about Rorimer and other real people who inspired characters in the movie, and check out our exhibit dedicated to the Monuments Men.

James Rorimer and unidentified men, between 1943 and 1946 / unidentified photographer. James J. Rorimer papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

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