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Article: Gardner Museum Theft: an active and ongoing investigation

Art can be lost to the world in many different ways. War, natural disasters, deliberate destruction, and theft are just a few of those ways. One of the most brazen examples of art theft in history is the Gardner Museum Theft. Early on a March day in 1990, thirteen works of art (mostly paintings) were stolen, and they have never been recovered. Among the stolen works were Rebrandt’s only seascape and an absolutely amazing Vermeer. Together the missing paintings are worth hundreds of millions of dollars. In this article, the Isabella Steward Gardner Museum presents the facts of the case, along with images and details of the missing works. The link below will take you to a the landing page, and you’ll just need to scroll down to get to links to further information.

link to Gardner Museum Theft

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