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Spotlight On: Isabella Gardner Museum, Boston

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The Isabella Gardner Museum is equally known for what it doesn’t have as what it does. In 1990, two men dressed as police officers broke into the famed museum in Boston and stole five Degas, three Rembrandts and a Vermeer, along with four other works, from off the wall and disappeared into the night, never to be seen again. For ... Read More »

“Departed” Mob Boss and The Case of The Great Gardner Heist

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  It was just a few days ago that we mentioned how the FBI was refocusing their efforts on the greatest unsolved art heist in American history—a 1990 invasion at Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum that claimed five Degas oils, three Rembrants, a Manet, and, most notably, “The Concert” by Joannes Vermeer. In it, we referenced FBI Special Agent George ... Read More »

Chronicles of Old Boston

Exploring New England’s Historic Capital By Charles Bahne Discover one of America’s most historic cities through 29 dramatic true stories spanning Boston’s 400-year history.Boston expert Charles Bahne reveals some of the city’s most shocking moments including a murder mystery on the Harvard campus to the mistake that sent 2 million gallons of molasses pouring down Commercial Street. Other essays explore ... Read More »

IN STORES: Chronicles of Old Boston

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Museyon’s much-anticipated new release Chronicles of Old Boston has made its way to a bookstore near you. This exciting new book from author Charles Bahne tells the story of “The Hub of the Universe” through 29 drama-filled chapters spanning 400 years of Boston history: including John Winthrop and the landing on the Arabella, Paul Revere’s Ride, the Great Molasses Flood ... Read More »

News: 100 Million Euro Art Heist

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Early this morning at the Paris Modern Art Museum, one brazen thief stole five paintings right off the wall. The works include ‘Le pigeon aux petits-pois” (The Pigeon with the Peas) an ochre and brown Cubist oil painting by Pablo Picasso, valued an estimated €23 million, “La Pastorale” (Pastoral), an oil painting of nudes on a hillside by Henri Matisse ... Read More »

Upper East Side Girls: Nine of Vermeer’s Maids Living In Manhattan

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  There’s something about New York—the power, the money, the energy—that attracts the most beautiful women from all over the earth—350-year-old Delft maidens included. Odd as it may seem to regular consumers of high European culture, New York City, and specifically the Upper East Side of the borough of Manhattan, holds more examples of Delft master Joannes Vermeer’s art than ... Read More »

Art Bounty Hunt: Find the Lost Vermeer, Win $5 Million!

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  Ok, it’s not really all that simple or exciting—but it’s more fun this way. See, about 20 years ago, some enterprising burglars with excellent taste broke into Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum disguised as policemen and made off with 13 paintings including three Rembrandts and a Vermeer—a total value of between $250 and $300 million. Not bad for 81 ... Read More »

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