This week, the infamous decades-old art heist at the Isabella Stewart Gardner museum took yet another "Thomas Crowne-esque" twist. But while the theatrical whodunit continues to titillate, for a true art lover such as the Boston Globe's Sebastian Smee, the whole thing leaves him feeling deeply sad.
Sebastian Smee, art critic, Boston Globe
The Stolen Art (FBI.gov)
Boston Globe "Has any museum ever lost more, qualitatively, than the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum lost 23 years ago? The story of the theft itself, of course, is enthralling. We all love an unsolved art heist. The bravado, the brutality, the mysteries of motive and aftermath — it all seems perfectly cinema-ready. But whenever you think about the pictures themselves, it’s all just incredibly sad."
This segment aired on March 20, 2013.