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McFaddin-Ward House Lecture Series presents “USA vs Art Thieves: True Tales from the FBI’s Real Indiana Jones” by Robert Wittman

May 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am


Join the McFaddin-Ward House for “USA vs Art Thieves: True Tales from the FBI’s Real Indiana Jones,” a free public lecture presented by retired FBI agent Robert Wittman on Friday, May 17, at 10 a.m. in the museum’s Visitor Center Lecture Hall (located at 1906 Calder Avenue in Beaumont).

One of the most famous art detectives in the world, Wittman will share tales from the trenches of his long career solving art crimes with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

After joining the FBI as a Special Agent in 1988, Wittman received specialized training in art, antiques, jewelry, and gem identification, enabling him to serve as the FBI’s investigative expert involving cultural property crime. During his 20-year FBI career, Wittman recovered more than $300 million worth of stolen art and cultural property and has represented the United States throughout the world, conducting investigations and instructing international police and museums in recovery and use of high asset value security techniques.

In 2010, Wittman penned his New York Times bestselling memoir “PRICELESS: How I Went Undercover to Rescue the World’s Stolen Treasures”.

McFaddin-Ward House lectures are free and open to the public, but space is limited. Doors open at 10 a.m. For more information, call 409-832-2134.

For those unable to attend, the lecture will be streamed live on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/McFaddinWardHouse). The full lecture will also be available for viewing on our YouTube Channel (www.youtube.com/@mcfaddinwardhouse) and website (mcfaddin-ward.org/about/videos) after the event.


May 17
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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McFaddin-Ward House Visitor Center
1906 Calder
Beaumont, TX 77701 United States
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