Art Crimes


Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston

Art Crimes: February 12 – May 31, 2010

The National Museum of Crime & Punishment has partnered with Association for Research into Crimes against Art (ARCA) to focus on Crimes in the Arts. The exhibit will include information on theft, forgeries and looting. There will be a section devoted to the Gardner Museum Heist, which is an unsolved case of the largest property crime in US History.

ARCA is an interdisciplinary think tank/research group on contemporary issues in art crime. This international non-profit organization studies issues in art crime and cultural property protection, runs educational programs, and consults on art protection and recovery issues brought to them by police, governments, museums, places of worship, and other public institutions.