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In the early hours of March 18th, 1990, two thieves posing as police officers were admitted into the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. In 81 minutes they stole 13 pieces of artwork, among the paintings stripped from their frames were works by Vermeer, Degas, and Rembrandt. In this series Tim Pilleri & Lance Reenstierna (of the Missing Maura Murray and Crawlspace podcasts) will dig as deep as possible into the case, theories, and social and economic impact the greatest unsolved art heist of all time had on the community.
||Clean11: The Turbo Plan||In episode eleven Tim & Lance talk to former swindler Turbo Paul Hendry about his thoughts on the Gardner heist, and how the artwork can be recovered. Visit Turbo's blog: http://arthostage.blogspot.com/ In Empty Frames Tim Pilleri & Lance Reenstierna (Missing Maura Murray, Crawlspace) dig into the mystery of the greatest art heist of all time. The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Massachusetts was robbed of thirteen pieces of artwork on March 18th, 1990\. The frames remain empty today, awaiting their return. Please sign and share the Turbo Plan petition for an itemized price list for the stolen Gardner art. 28 years into our response to this terrible crime, we must consider modifying the approach we take as we attempt to restore what’s been astutely identified as “our heritage.” Through Change.org, you can make your voice heard and help to bring the art home. Go to the link to sign your name. https://chn.ge/2KLIKL9 Check out Turbo in the documentary Stolen: http://www.stolenthefilm.com/ Original music by Jared Janzen. Empty Frames is a co-production of Crawlspace Media & Audioboom. Go to Framebridge.com/Frames for 15% off your first order with promo code FRAMES! Recent press: https://foto.gettyimages.com/archive/historic/the-500-million-unsolved-mystery-of-the-gardner-museum-heist/ http://www.improper.com/arts-culture/ear-buds/ Follow our social media pages: https://twitter.com/empty_frames, https://www.instagram.com/emptyframespodcast/, https://www.facebook.com/EmptyFramespodcast/ Check out Tim & Lance's other podcasts: Missing Maura Murray: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/missing-maura-murray/id1006974447 Crawlspace: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/crawlspace/id1187326340 emptyframespodcast.com crawlspacepodcast.com Talks about the security video from the night before: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/aug/06/fbi-new-isabella-stewart-gardner-museum-heist https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/boston/news/press-releases/historic-footage-connected-to-gardner-museum-burglary-released-public-assistance-sought About the reward: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/26/arts/design/gardner-museum-art-reward.html About the extended reward: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/11/arts/design/isabella-stewart-gardner-museum-extends-reward-heist.html About the heist: https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2018/jan/19/boston-art-heist-isabella-stewart-gardner-museum https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/the-art-of-crimeus5a5e7a28e4b0c40b3e59752e From the museum: https://www.gardnermuseum.org/organization/theft #truecrime #heist #art #artheist #stolen #gardnermuseum #gardnerheist #crawlspace #missingmauramurray #podcast #documentary #timpilleri #lancereenstierna #marjoriegalas #isabellastewartgardner #gardnermuseum #turbopaul #turbopaulhendry #change.org #petition||6/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEmpty Frames Trailer||In the early hours of March 18th, 1990, two thieves posing as police officers were admitted into the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. In 81 minutes they stole 13 pieces of artwork, among the paintings stripped from their frames were works by Vermeer, Degas, and Rembrandt. In this podcast series Tim Pilleri & Lance Reenstierna (of the Missing Maura Murray and Crawlspace podcasts) will dig as deep as possible into the case, theories, and social and economic impact the greatest unsolved art heist of all time had on the community. Empty Frames premieres February 6th 2018 on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts. Follow us on social media: https://twitter.com/empty_frames https://www.facebook.com/EmptyFramespodcast/ https://www.instagram.com/emptyframespodcast/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCb4xoWHxXY1fWrK93A84zkg #heist #truecrime #podcast #documentary #boston #emptyframes #missingmauramurray #crawlspace||1/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
I’m disappointed to say that I found this show really atrocious. The hosts ramble, and the show is ridiculously confusing; not a single person will listen to this and come away w/ a clear picture of the Gardner heist or the details surrounding the crime. Anyone interested in this topic should just listen to Last Seen, the WBUR podcast about the same subject matter. To the hosts — don’t assume the audience is as well versed as you guys! And ease up on the rampant speculation, please.
The actual event is way more interesting
The Gardner Heist is such a fascinating event. But this podcast is so poorly executed that I had to stop listening. I don’t want to listen to two guys insert themselves into the narrative.
Fascinating topic, poorly executed
This applies only to the first three episodes, as I gave up after that point. I love heist stories, find them fascinating, and was really excited about this series. But it so desperately needs a heavy-handed editor. The pacing is too slow, the story-telling is repetitive. It would be far better with the same content in half the time.