October 11 How to Catch an Art Thief
Free public lecture presented by FBI Supervisory Special Agent Tim Carpenter
6:30-7:30 pm

In partnership with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Citizens Academy Alumni Association and the FBI Omaha Speakers Series, Joslyn Art Museum presents a special event with Supervisory Special Agent Tim Carpenter, manager of the FBI's National Art Theft Program, comprising the Art Crime Team and Jewelry and Gem Program. Established in 2004, the Art Crime Team is a rapid deployment group of special agents, trained in art and cultural property, who assist in worldwide investigations in cooperation with foreign law enforcement officials and FBI legal attache offices. Since its inception, the Art Crime Team has recovered more than 14,850 items valued at over $165 million.

At 6:30 pm, join us for this free talk, in the Witherspoon Concert Hall, and find out how the FBI tracks down and catches thieves, when Carpenter recounts fascinating stories from his tenure with the FBI, including eight years spent investigating art crime and antiques-related matters in the field and his current management role at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. 

Pre-lecture Reception @ 5:30 pm

Guests may register to attend a reception with Tim Carpenter in Joslyn's Storz Fountain Court, prior to the public talk. Reception includes heavy hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar. Ticket price: $25 for Joslyn members and FBICAAA members; $35 for the general public. Click here to purchase tickets for the reception.