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In 1990, in the early morning hours after St. Patrick's Day, thieves disguised as policemen gained access into Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and successfully executed the largest art heist in modern history. Stolen brings the audience on a journey to understand not just a crime, but also the nature of beauty itself--its fragility and its power.
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Several questions present themselves immediately, with respect to securing the museum's treasures.
1. At what point was it decided to house priceless art in a building with so many windows?
2. Who thought it was a good idea to staff the night-shift with only two "security guards"?
3. *Why no security systems upgrade? Wouldn't the museum's insurance carrier insist state of the art technology be implemented? (See asterisked comment below)
4. In his entire career, if Harold Smith was ever successful in tracking down stolen art it was due to fool's luck and not exceptional sleuthing.
It's a shame these masterpieces were literally given away. What an embarrassment.
*After a bit of research, I discovered the museum carried no theft insurance at the time of the heist.
It boggles the mind.
If you appreciate art, love an unsolved mystery, and want to see the strange characters involved in the hidden world of art theft - this is for you.