'Art Crime and the FBI: Pursuing the Priceless' lecture and book signing

More riveting than a Hollywood art heist, join Robert Wittman, celebrated as the “most famous art detective in the world,” as he shares the thrills of recovering over $300 million worth of stolen art from notorious criminals during his 20-year career as an undercover FBI investigator and founder of the FBI’s Art Crime Team.

Wittman will host a lecture at 7 p.m. on Thursday, September 29, at The Citadel's McAlister Field House.

From Paris to Philadelphia, Miami to Madrid, Wittman went deep undercover, usually unarmed, to catch art thieves, scammers and black market traders whether notorious organized criminals, opportunistic museum janitors, or high-ranking diplomats. He taught team members how to conduct high-stakes cultural property investigations to recover work including art by Renoir, Goya and Rodin as well as a $35 million Rembrandt and an original copy of the Bill of Rights. Their efforts resulted in the prosecution and conviction of numerous art criminals.

It's $10 for general admission and $5 for student and free with Citadel ID. Purchase tickets at http://foundation.citadel.edu/artcrime

This lecture is made possible by the Brawley Fine Arts Fund, The Citadel Alumni Association, The Citadel’s School for the Humanities and Social Sciences and The Citadel Foundation.

Contact Tiffany Silverman at tiffany.silverman@citadel.edu for more information.