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Wednesday, October 15

US vs. Art Thieves: True Stories of the FBI’s Real Indiana Jones

Illustrated Lecture
Time: 4:30pm
Location: Dana Auditorium

Robert Goldman, former federal prosecutor and advisor to the FBI’s Art Crime Team, and Robert Wittman, Special Agent and founder of the FBI’s Art Crime Team

Robert Goldman, former federal prosecutor, Special Trial Attorney and advisor to the FBI’s Art Crime Team, and private practice attorney specializing in art, antiquities, and collections law; and Robert Wittman, Special Agent, founder of the FBI’s Art Crime Team, and author of the bestselling book Priceless: How I Went Undercover to Rescue the World’s Stolen Treasures. The two will talk about their experiences recovering and litigating nearly half a billion dollars’ worth of art and cultural artifacts, including works by Cassatt, Rockwell, Grandma Moses, Goya, Brueghel, Rembrandt, Rodin, and Renoir, and items belonging to Geronimo, George Washington, Patrick Henry, Andrew Jackson, John Brown, William Penn, and Andrew Hamilton, as well as an original copy of the Bill of Rights that had been believed lost for a hundred years.