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The Biggest Art Heist in History

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The Biggest Art Heist in History

My favorite museum as a kid growing up in the Boston area was the Isabella Stewart Gardner. I remember visiting its glorious venetian-inspired glass-covered courtyard of flowers, its dark and intriguing rooms full of artwork and objects and hearing bits and pieces of the story behind the empty frames seen throughout the museum. In 1990, 2 men dressed as police officers handcuffed the guards on duty and stole 13 works of art from the museum including 1 of only 34 Vermeers known to exist and Rembrandt's only seascape. Isabella Stewart Gardner was an American art collector from New York that...

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