Art Crime and the FBI: How Masterpieces are Stolen and Recovered

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April 06, 2022 - April 06, 2022
Medici Museum of Art
9350 East Market Street
Warren, Ohio 44484


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7:00 PM


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Join one of the most famous art detectives in the world to hear tales from the trenches of his long career solving art crimes with the FBI. Drawing on cases he worked on personally, this seminar explores notorious art heists and daring recovery operations. Robert Wittman founded the FBI's National Art Crime Team and served for 20 years as the FBI's investigative expert. Wittman is responsible for recovering more than $300 million in stolen art and cultural property around the world. He authored the New York Times Best Seller "Priceless-How Went Undercover to Rescue the World's Stolen Treasures.”

This talk will draw on cases that have made headlines over his long career in law enforcement. Wittman's career has taken him from Spain to extract $50 million worth of Goya and Brueghel paintings from a Spanish mobster to France to save a priceless Rodin. He has rescued Rembrandts, Renoirs, and even the golden armor of an ancient Peruvian warrior king. He will also share his greatest challenge: working undercover to track the criminals behind the century's largest unsolved art crime, the $500-million-dollar theft from the Isabella Gardner Museum in Boston.

Led by an expert on art crime, Robert Wittman, this seminar is a unique opportunity to meet the man who has been dubbed “The most famous art detective in the world.” Join us to hear about his illustrious career in the FBI National Art Crime Team and the many masterpieces he has rescued.