The University of Arizona Museum of Art and Archive of Visual Arts

Talk + Book Signing with Art Crime Expert Anthony Amore


Thursday, December 1, 2022 | 5:30 PM

Location: Berger Auditorium (Room 207), McClelland Hall, 1130 East Helen Street
Book Signing: 4:00-5:00 p.m.

While the UAMA celebrates a joyful conclusion to its Woman-Ochre saga, Anthony Amore – Director of Security and Chief Investigator at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum – hopes for a similarly happy ending. He is charged with ongoing efforts to recover thirteen works stolen from the Gardner Museum on March 18, 1990 – the single largest property theft in the world.

During this in-person talk at the Eller College’s McClelland Hall, Amore will take a deep dive into the world of art crime, imparting his wisdom as both an investigator and security practitioner. The best-selling author will also be available to sign his book “The Woman Who Stole Vermeer: The True Story of Rose Dugdale and the Russborough House Heist” beforehand, from 4:00-5:00 p.m. The UArizona Bookstore will have copies for purchase, and UAMA Members in attendance will receive a complimentary copy.

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Parking/Entering: The Park Ave. Garage (NE corner of Park/Speedway, behind the 7/11) is right next to McClelland Hall. We recommend entering McClelland from Helen St., then you’ll see Berger Auditorium (Room 207) to your right.

All talks in the Woman-Ochre Speaker Series are generously supported by Tim Hagyard with Long Realty, specializing in historic and unusual properties. Our additional thanks to Lauren and David Rabb for sponsoring this individual talk.