'This Is a Robbery': Netflix Releases New Docuseries On The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Heist

  • April 05, 2021 17:20

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Thirteen works valued at $500 million were stolen from the collection of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Courtesy: Netflix

"...the Gardner heist story finds people unwittingly rooting for criminals, or art, or perhaps both." - wbur

"...it could be that a bombshell is forthcoming." - Daily Beast

An unsolved mystery for over 30 years, the brazen art heist at Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum still baffles investigators. Thirteen artworks valued at over $500 million (some would say "priceless") were taken on March 18, 1990, including Rembrandt's only seascape and a rare Vermeer, "The Concert."  

A new four-part Netflix docuseries “This Is a Robbery: The World’s Biggest Art Heist,” premiering on April 7, details this biggest of art crimes and the resulting theories about who pulled it off, from "inside job" suspects to now-dead people and New England mafia figures.

Vermeer's The Concert, 1663-1666. Missing from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum since 1990.

While fresh information is not abundant, the series offers a riveting retelling of the heist, and an overview of the museum's history, the artwork, museum staff, investigators and the suspects. Maybe this new take on the story will lead someone to talking?

The museum still offers a $10 million reward for information leading to the art’s safe return. A separate $100,000 is offered for a missing Napoleonic eagle finial.

Read more at wbur


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