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Stranger than Fiction: Great Art Heists in History

in the Black Box Theatre 

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Discover what Japanese gangsters, bear spray and daring boat getaways have in common with noteworthy art thefts. In this lecture, you will travel the globe learning why museums from Amsterdam to Zimbabwe have been targets for thieves and what tools they used to elude detection. Find out who got caught…and who did not.

AKUrban picPresented by Anne Kenny-Urban   

Anne Kenny-Urban is the Budget Director at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. She has worked in a variety of capacities in the art world. Previous employers include: Christie’s auction house in New York, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Field Museum of Natural History.  Though she considers herself relatively daring, she has never attempted an art heist herself!