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WBUR, the Boston National Public Radio affiliate, created this series of podcasts about what is likely the art world's largest unsolved crime: the theft of 13 artworks by luminaries including Vermeer, Rembrandt, Degas, and Manet from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in the early morning hours of March 18, 1990. Originally aired in the fall of 2018, visitors can now listen to all 10 episodes, presented in a gritty true crime style, at this website. For example, Episode 2 delves into the question of whether the theft was an inside job facilitated by overnight security guard Rick Abath, who will go down in history as the person who let the thieves (disguised as police) into the Museum. Episode 8 looks into the story of Brian McDevitt, who in 1980 attempted to steal artworks of similar value and vintage from the Hyde Collection in Glens Falls, New York, and who has since disappeared. The final episode, a Last Seen live event recored at the GlobDocs Film Fest in Boston, features a discussion by the reporters and producers of the podcast on their process of putting together the show.
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June 7th, 2019
Date Of Record Creation
June 5th, 2019 at 11:05am
Date Of Record Release
June 5th, 2019 at 4:28pm
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