27 years after theft, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum doubles reward for stolen artwork

It was the early morning of March 18, 1990 when two men walked into Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum disguised as city police officers. They escaped with 13 pieces of art by famous painters like Edgar Degas, Edouard Manet and Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn. 

After 27 years, the investigation for the artworks continues, and the museum’s Board of Trustees remains optimistic the pieces will return to their rightful home in the Back Bay Fens.

“Typically stolen masterpieces are either recovered soon after a theft or a generation later,” the Museum’s Security Director Anthony Amore said in a statement. 

Suspect nicknamed ‘Mordokwan’ allegedly sought

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