Stranger Than Fiction: Great Art Heists in History
February 22, 2021 @ 7:30 pm
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Discover what Japanese gangsters, bear spray, and daring boat getaways have in common with noteworthy art thefts. In this lecture, you will travel the globe learning why museums from Amsterdam to Zimbabwe have been targets for thieves and what tools they used to elude detection. Find out who got caught…and who did not.
Anne Kenny-Urban is the Executive Director of Agecroft Hall & Gardens, a house museum that showcases daily life in a Tudor manor house. The house was built in England in the 16th century and moved to Virginia in 1925. Anne earned her BA at Princeton University, her MA in art history at the University of Chicago, and her MBA at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. Prior to her move to Agecroft, she worked for VMFA for nearly a decade.
This program is a part of the Centuries of Art series, brought to you in partnership by Williamsburg Regional Library, the Williamsburg Contemporary Art Center, and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
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