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It remains the most valuable — and confounding — art heist in history: 13 artworks stolen from Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Twenty-eight years later, not a single piece in a haul worth half a billion dollars has surfaced. The art, and the thieves who made off with it, remain at large. With first-ever interviews, unprecedented access, and more than a year of investigative reporting, "Last Seen" takes us into the biggest unsolved art heist in history. A joint production from WBUR and The Boston Globe.

It remains the most valuable — and confounding — art heist in history: 13 artworks stolen from Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Twenty-eight years later, not a single piece in a haul worth half a billion dollars has surfaced. The art, and the thieves who made off with it, remain at large. With first-ever interviews, unprecedented access, and more than a year of investigative reporting, "Last Seen" takes us into the biggest unsolved art heist in history. A joint production from WBUR and The Boston Globe.
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It remains the most valuable — and confounding — art heist in history: 13 artworks stolen from Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Twenty-eight years later, not a single piece in a haul worth half a billion dollars has surfaced. The art, and the thieves who made off with it, remain at large. With first-ever interviews, unprecedented access, and more than a year of investigative reporting, "Last Seen" takes us into the biggest unsolved art heist in history. A joint production from WBUR and The Boston Globe.

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Episodes

Episode 5: 'The Bobbys'

10/15/2018
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We trace the art's possible path from Boston to Connecticut to Philadelphia.

Duration:00:35:03

Episode 4: 'Two Bad Men'

10/8/2018
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Were George Reissfelder and David Turner involved in the Gardner heist?

Duration:00:42:31

Episode 3: 'Not A Bunch Of Jamokes'

10/1/2018
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Was the heist planned in the belly of Boston's criminal underworld operating out of a Dorchester auto body shop?

Duration:00:39:06

Episode 2: 'Inside Job?'

9/24/2018
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On the night of the heist, security guard Rick Abath made the critical mistake of letting the thieves into the museum. In this episode, we ask if it was indeed a mistake.

Duration:00:35:04

Episode 1: '81 Minutes'

9/14/2018
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In 1990, two thieves stole 13 irreplaceable artworks from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. We take a closer look at what happened that night.

Duration:00:36:59

Introducing 'Last Seen'

7/16/2018
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A look into the largest unsolved art heist in history: the theft of 13 irreplaceable artworks from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. "Last Seen" begins Sept. 17.

Duration:00:03:12