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“Great Art Heists”: An Evening of Mysteries & Mishaps

May 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Images of Japanese gangsters and daring boat getaways paint a much different picture of
the fine art world than most envision when they first hear the word “museum.”
Take a trip around the globe with Virginia Museum of Fine Arts faculty member Anne Kenny-Urban to learn how museums from the Netherlands to Zimbabwe have been targets for thieves and what tools the criminals have used to elude detection. Find out who’s been caught … and who hasn’t …

Join the Eastern Shore of Virginia Historical Society in conjunction with the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts for a free online presentation at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 6, of “Stranger than Fiction: Great Art Heists.”

Kenny-Urban is the executive director of Agecroft Hall & Gardens in Richmond. The Tudor manor house, now a house museum, was built in England in the 16 th century and moved to Virginia in 1925. Kenny-Urban has a bachelor of arts degree from Princeton, a master’s in art history from the University of Chicago, and did her MBA work at Northwestern.

To register for the event, go to the Eastern Shore of Virginia Historical Society’s Facebook page at facebook.com/ESVHS or visit: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_cQcUHNqwR2GEbFyO64PuaA.
Any questions, email marketing@shorehistory.org or call 757-787-8012.


May 6
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Virtual Meeting