Stolen Masterpieces, A 23-Year-Old Mystery:
Artworks From The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
On the night of March 18, 1990, two thieves disguised as Boston police officers entered the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and stole 13 works of art valued at about $500 million. The FBI and the U.S. Attorney's Office continue to investigate, and the museum offers a $5 million reward for information leading to the artworks' recovery.
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Vermeer, "The Concert," 1658-1660
One of only three dozen known works by Vermeer in the world, this was Isabella Stewart Gardner's first major acquisition. She placed it on a table where she often placed her most prized paintings, with a chair in front of it to invite viewing.