Join the McFaddin-Ward House for “Art Crime and the FBI: How Masterpieces are Stolen and Recovered,” a free public lecture presented by Bob Wittman on Thursday, May 16, at 6:30 p.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, Bob Wittman will share tales from the trenches of his long career solving art crimes with the FBI.
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 6 p.m. For more information, call 409-832-2134.