A painting from the private collection of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie will be on temporary loan in Atlanta for a few months.
The piece, "The Tower of Katoubia Mosque," an oil on canvas done in 1943 by British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, is on exhibit at the Millennium Gate Museum. It is part of the exhibition "The Art of Diplomacy: Winston Churchill and the Pursuit of Painting."
The newly famous piece was created by Churchill, an accomplished amateur painter, and gifted to President
Franklin D. Roosevelt,
said museum director
"They've been asked many times if people could borrow it and they said no," Kobus said. The couple also allowed their names to be used, which was another happy surprise.
"We are ecstatic about it," Kobus said.
The Millennium Gate is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Admission is $12, $10 for seniors/students. Info: http://thegateatlanta.com/
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