HiddenTreasures
Lecture Series

U.S. vs. Art Thieves:

Tales From the FBI’s Real Indiana Jones

Friday, October 28
2:30 p.m.

Robert Wittman

Former Special Agent and Founder of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Art Crime Team, and Author, Pennsylvania

Robert Wittman
Priceless: How I Went Undercover to Rescue the World’s Stolen Treasures (Crown, June 2010)

Dubbed as “the FBI’s real Indiana Jones” and “the most famous art detective in the world,” Wittman spent 20 years recovering more than $300 million of stolen art and cultural property. Sharing some of the tales in his bestseller, Priceless: How I Went Undercover to Rescue the World’s Stolen Treasures (Crown, June, 2010), he will recount notorious heists and daring recoveries of priceless antiquities; paintings by Rembrandt, Monet, Picasso; and artifacts such as a rare Civil War battle flag. He also will report on attempts to find masterpieces that are still at large, such as the $500-million theft in 1990 from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston.

Supporting Sponsor: Waterworks. Book-signing reception to follow.

Priceless: How I Went Undercover to Rescue the World’s Stolen Treasures (Crown, June 2010). Book-signing reception to follow.