Empty Frames
In the early hours of March 18th, 1990, two thieves posing as police officers were admitted into the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. In 81 minutes they stole 13 pieces of artwork, among the paintings stripped from their frames were works by Vermeer, Degas, and Rembrandt. In this podcast series Tim Pilleri & Lance Reenstierna (of the Missing Maura Murray and Crawlspace podcasts) will dig as deep as possible into the case, theories, and social and economic impact the greatest unsolved art heist of all time had on the community.

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6: A Dotted Line
In episode six Tim & Lance travel to Washington D. C. to talk to best selling author Ulrich Boser about his research and his fantastic book, The Gardner Heist. They talk about journalist Tom Mashberg's odd adventure to a storage warehouse in Brooklyn with antique's dealer William Youngworth, and try to zero in on the inside source.  In Empty Frames Tim Pilleri & Lance Reenstierna (Missing Maura Murray, Crawlspace) dig into the mystery of the greatest art heist of all time. The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Massachusetts was robbed of thirteen pieces of artwork on March 18th, 1990\. The frames remain empty today, awaiting their return. Original music by Jared Janzen. Empty Frames is a co-production of Crawlspace Media & Audioboom. Recent press: https://foto.gettyimages.com/archive/historic/the-500-million-unsolved-mystery-of-the-gardner-museum-heist/ http://www.improper.com/arts-culture/ear-buds/ Follow our social media pages: https://twitter.com/empty_frames, https://www.instagram.com/emptyframespodcast/, https://www.facebook.com/EmptyFramespodcast/ Go to Serialbox.com/emptyframes (or use code frames18 at checkout) to get 20% season one of False Idols. Go to forhims.com/frames for a $5 trial! For $30 off your first week of Hello Fresh visit HelloFresh.com and enter promo code frames30 Check out Tim & Lance's other podcasts: Missing Maura Murray: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/missing-maura-murray/id1006974447 Crawlspace: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/crawlspace/id1187326340 emptyframespodcast.com crawlspacepodcast.com Talks about the security video from the night before: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/aug/06/fbi-new-isabella-stewart-gardner-museum-heist https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/boston/news/press-releases/historic-footage-connected-to-gardner-museum-burglary-released-public-assistance-sought About the reward: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/26/arts/design/gardner-museum-art-reward.html About the extended reward: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/11/arts/design/isabella-stewart-gardner-museum-extends-reward-heist.html About the heist: https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2018/jan/19/boston-art-heist-isabella-stewart-gardner-museum https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/the-art-of-crimeus5a5e7a28e4b0c40b3e59752e From the museum: https://www.gardnermuseum.org/organization/theft #truecrime #heist #art #artheist #stolen #gardnermuseum #gardnerheist #crawlspace #missingmauramurray #podcast #documentary #timpilleri #lancereenstierna #lyzlenz #isabellastewartgardner #gardnermuseum
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