Learn About the Theft

What happened at the Gardner Museum in the early hours of March 18, 1990—the night that 13 works of art were stolen in the single largest property theft in the world?

Retrace the steps of the thieves with Anthony Amore, Director of Security, and explore how the loss of these masterpieces affects how we experience Isabella’s vision today with Nat Silver, William and Lia Poorvu Curator of the Collection.

Learn More about the Theft

Learn More about the Theft


There is a $10 million reward for information leading to the recovery of the works


Read about the single largest property theft in the world

An Artist's View

Learn about Sophie Calle, a Gardner Artist-in-Residence who has produced two bodies of work inspired by the theft

Anyone with information about the stolen artworks or the investigation should contact the Gardner Museum directly.

Anthony Amore
Director of Security
617 278 5114

The Audio Walk was produced by Sandy Goldberg of sgscripts.