Solving the Art World’s Biggest Crime

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"The Concert" by Johannes Vermeer. Photo via Wikkipedia Commons.

The 25-year-old mystery of the heist at Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum continues to baffle the world: How did 13 works of art valued at nearly $500 million—and the two men who stole them in the early morning hours of March 18, 1990—vanish without a trace?

Among the masterpieces stolen that night—when two thieves disguised as police officers conned their way into the poorly secured museum and tied up the on-duty guards—were . . .

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