We finally cover the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum theft. You’re welcome! For our Season One finale, we give the biggest art theft in history the full Mara and Baker treatment. This episode has it all: piggy backs, Tape Head, Mafia guys, the IRA, wheat toast, Flim-Flam Man, a Julia Child sighting, and some quality time hearing Mara and Baker discuss our time living in Boston. We tell you everything we know about the March 18th, 1990 Boston crime that resulted in the loss of 13 works of art, including a Vermeer and two Rembrandts. Our discussion follows the four-part Netflix documentary on the heist, ‘This is a Robbery’ by the Barnicle Brothers. As we cover the chronology of each Netflix episode, we weave in additional information from WBUR’s Last Seen podcast and other news sources. This is the Gardner heist episode you’ve been waiting for?
Isabella Stewart Gardner Bio, gardnermuseum.org
Learn about the 13 stolen paintings, gardnermuseum.org
This Is a Robbery: The World’s Biggest Art Heist, Netflix
Last Seen Podcast, WBUR.org
Show Notes and Blog: ARTCRIME .blog
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