Pursuing the Priceless: Stolen Art, Investigation, and the Law

During his 20-year FBI career, Robert Wittman went deep undercover to infiltrate the dark world of international art thieves and black market traders. As founder of the agency’s Art Crime Team, he recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in stolen art and cultural property. Wittman documented his exploits in the book Priceless. On September 8th, he’ll share more insights from his storied career with Houston audiences.

September 8, 2011

Honors Event - 10 am, The Honors College Commons

After his public lecture (see below), Wittman will offer a talk and open discussion for Honors College students about art, business, and law meeting in the fascinating world of Art Recovery and Security. The Honors College event is open to all Honors students and is hosted by the Honors College and the Center for Creative Work.

9 am - Now in the UH Cullen Performance Hall Elizabeth Rockwell Pavilion, M.D. Anderson Library

This lecture is for students, faculty, and staff of the University of Houston and admission is free, but tickets and a UH ID are required. Tickets may be reserved online. Presented by the University of Houston’s Blaffer Art Museum, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, The Honors College, and Law Center, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Sponsored by The Chubb Group of Insurance Companies, and University of Houston Human Resources, Student Program Board, and Alumni Association

7 pm - Museum of Fine Arts, Houston - Brown Auditorium - SOLD OUT

Tickets may be purchased online for this public lecture. Presented by the University of Houston’s Blaffer Art Museum, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, The Honors College, and Law Center, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Sponsored by The Chubb Group of Insurance Companies.