September 11 Lecture & Book Signing with Robert K. Wittman
You are invited to an evening of intrigue! Joslyn Art Museum in partnership with the Federal Bureau of Investigation Citizens Academy Alumni Association presents a special evening with Robert K. Wittman, founder of the FBI’s Art Crime Team and co-author of
Priceless: How I Went Undercover to Rescue the World’s Stolen Treasures.
Join us to hear Wittman, the FBI’s top investigator in art, antiques,
jewelry and gem identification, describe some of the FBI’s most
captivating art heist investigations of the century, recounting his
career and activities while working for the FBI as an undercover agent.
Beginning at 5:30 pm in Joslyn’s Storz Fountain Court, guests will enjoy
hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, and the opportunity to meet Robert K. Wittman
during book signing. Books are currently available for purchase from
Joslyn’s Hitchcock Museum Shop and will also be available for purchase
at the book signing. Lecture begins in Joslyn’s Witherspoon Concert Hall
at 6:30 pm. Reception continues after the program.
"Authoritative and superbly crafted, PRICELESS is absolutely, hands down, the best book ever written on art crime." —Associated Press
TICKETS ON SALE JULY 1: $25 for Joslyn Members, FBICAAA, FBI agents and guests; $35 for general public. Space is limited and advanced registration is strongly encouraged. For more information or to make a reservation please visit FBI Citizens Academy Alumni Association website or email firstname.lastname@example.org
ROBERT K. WITTMAN spent twenty years as an FBI special
agent, where his accomplishments included the creation of the bureau’s Art
Rising from humble roots as the son of an antiques dealer, Wittman
built a twenty-year law-enforcement career that was nothing short of
extraordinary. Armed with a scholar’s passion, a con man’s smile, and a
daredevil’s nerves, he worked undercover to catch art thieves, scammers, and
black market traders in Paris and Philadelphia, Rio and Santa Fe, Miami and
Madrid. By the FBI’s accounting, Wittman saved hundreds of millions of dollars’
worth of art and antiquities. He says the statistic isn’t important. After all,
who’s to say what is worth more—a
Rembrandt self-portrait or an American flag carried into battle? They’re both priceless.
CLICK HERE to read "FBI Art Sleuth Wittman to Share Tales at Joslyn" by Julien R. Fielding, The Omaha Daily Record (September 9, 2014).
Wittman's appearance at Joslyn is sponsored by the Kind World Foundation