In March 1990, robbers stole 19 invaluable works of art worth $500 million from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston – including a legendary Vermeer – and disappeared forever. Thirty years on, art lovers are still guessing as to what happened to those artworks, and the FBI is offering a whopping $10 million for any information leading to their recovery.
While the Gardner theft is one of the most high-profile art robberies of the last two centuries, every year 20,000 works of art are stolen or go missing. In this vlog, I compare the prevalent theories about this theft and the possible motivations behind it and hope to hear your views on where the works might possibly be today.
With love from Bronxville,