25 years ago, the art world experienced one of the most devastating art heists of all time. Thieves dressed as police officers snuck into the Isabel Stewart Gardner museum in Boston and stole works by Rembrandt, Vermeer, and Degas, among others. We honor this most impressive and destructive of events with one of the VMFA's most exciting lectures.
"What do Japanese gangsters, bear spray, and daring boat getaways have in common with noteworthy art thefts? Why have museums from Amsterdam to Zimbabwe been targets for thieves and what tools do the thieves used to elude detection. Find out who got caught… and who did not."