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Solve the biggest “Art Heist” in history at the Kravis Center

Art Heist
Karen Curtis at the Kravis Center for “The Art Heist”

Put your investigative NCIS, CSI and Law & Order skills to use and walk off the quarantine poundage to solve a ripped-from-the-walls, real-life master robbery of thirteen works of art, valued at half a billion dollars. As an investigative reporter who produces a true crime podcast, this was right up Karen Curtis’ alley. She interviews one of the characters from the production here.
Kravis Center Art Heist SFS

Based on a true story of the world’s biggest art caper, Art Heist is a true crime walking show where socially distanced groups move through five walkable locations to gather clues. The amateur gumshoes interact with a wild group of wily career criminals, slimy con men, rumpled art recovery specialists, a possible inside man, a gentle psychopath, and the larger-than-life but definitely real self-proclaimed “Greatest Art Thief of All Time”.

Art Heist Mystery
In this Thursday, March 11, 2010 photo, the empty frame, center, from which thieves cut Rembrandt’s “Storm on the Sea of Galilee” remains on display at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. The painting was one of more than a dozen works stolen from the museum in 1990 in what is considered the largest art theft in history. (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds)

The story is based on the biggest art heist in history that took place on March 18, 1990, when two thieves disguised as police officers entered Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in the middle of the night, telling guards they were investigating a disturbance. Valued at a half a billion dollars, 13 works of art, including paintings by Rembrandt, Vermeer and Manet were stolen. The $500 million pieces as well as the robbers remain at large today.

Actors, through conversations and scenes, will reveal clues to the detective audience that lead them on their way… but then again, a red herring or two might present itself. Sharp sleuths will guess who the liars are and hopefully solve the case. No two performances will ever be the same as the actors improvise with every interaction. The experience ends with an opportunity for you and your friends to become living art inside a giant picture frame. (Perfect for your social media!) #artheistexperience

The best detectives do their research. Get ready to experience Art Heist at the Kravis Center by first watching Netflix’s THIS IS A ROBBERY. The new docuseries takes a deep dive into this daring and notorious crime.

The “Art Heist” experience runs APR 29, 2021 – MAY 16, 2021 at the KRAVIS CENTER

Need To Know Before You Go:

-Social distancing will be in effect in all areas.
-CDC recommended masks are required.
-Temperature checks will be performed prior to entry.
-Park on Level 3 in the Kravis Center parking garage to avoid use of elevator or stairs.
-Accessible for personal wheelchairs; guest must provide personal assistance if needed.
-No food or beverage will be available for sale. Bottled water will be provided.
Download your dossier, your guide for clues to solve the mystery.
-Should your event be postponed due to inclement weather, Box Office will contact you to reschedule.