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Still from security camera footage of the thieves during a practice run of the robbery on the evening of March 17, 1990.

COURTESY THE ISABELLA STEWART GARDNER MUSEUM, VIA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, VIA U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE

FBI: Suspects in $500 M. Gardner Museum Theft Are Dead

Today an agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation confirmed to the Associated Press that the suspects in the 1990 theft of 13 works from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston—believed to be the largest art theft in history—are dead.In 2013, the FBI … Read More


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The Man Who Turned a Warehouse into a Vermeer

A new film by Penn & Teller chronicles their friend’s multilayered obsession with “The Music Lesson” Read More


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Sophie Calle: Remembrance of Gardner Paintings Lost

An evocative project about the presence of absence at a museum whose beloved Old Masters disappeared in a notorious heist Read More


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Royal Flourish: A New Look at the Queen’s Collection

The curators of the trove of masterpieces owned by the Queen of England are working to devise new and exciting ways to display them Read More


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Planning a Romantic Getaway

A new film follows three museum guards as they plot to steal their favorite works. Read More


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Biopics Mix Shticks, Kitsch

Moviemakers love to dramatize the lives of famous artists, but they often stumble on the details. Read More