The Theft: An Immersive Audio Walk


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? Starting in the Dutch Room on the second floor, 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.

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The Gardner Theft

Learn about the Museum's theft, see all of the stolen artworks, and more

Gallery Overview

Listen to our immersive audio guide of every room in the Historic Palace

This Audio Walk was produced by Sandy Goldberg of sgscripts.

The Audio Guide has been generously sponsored by Tom and Lisa Blumenthal. The Museum is also supported in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, which receives support from the State of Massachusetts and the National Endowment for the Arts.