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$5 Million Reward Offered for Stolen Gardner Museum Artwork

The FBI, along with Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and the U.S. Attorney’s Office, is asking the public for help in recovering artwork stolen from the museum more than two decades ago in what remains the largest property crime in U.S. history. Officials hope to get the attention of those who might have or know the whereabouts of the 13 stolen works of art—including rare paintings by Rembrandt and Vermeer—by publicly offering a $5 million reward.

Mar 18, 2013 02:00 PM

$5 Million Reward Offered for Stolen Gardner Museum Artwork


On March 18, 1990, two men disguised as police officers gained access to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. Once inside, they tied up the security guards and proceeded to steal 13 objects, including rare paintings by Rembrandt, Degas, and Vermeer, valued at approximately $500 million. The case represents the largest property crime in U.S. history.

At a press conference this afternoon in Boston on the 23rd anniversary of the theft, officials hoped to get the attention of those who might have or know the whereabouts of the 13 stolen works of art—including rare paintings by Rembrandt and Vermeer—by publicly restating a $5 million reward.

For more information, including a story, press release, video, podcast, and gallery of the stolen art, visit www.fbi.gov/gardner.