4 episodes

Welcome to Empty Frames: an art crime experience.

Season 1: The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum heist: In the early hours of March 18th, 1990, two thieves posing as police officers were admitted into the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. In 81 minutes they stole 13 pieces of artwork, among the paintings stripped from their frames were works by Vermeer, Degas, and Rembrandt. In this series Tim Pilleri & Lance Reenstierna (of the Missing Maura Murray and Crawlspace podcasts) will dig as deep as possible into the case, theories, and social and economic impact the greatest unsolved art heist of all time had on the community.

Season 2: Tim Pilleri and Lance Reenstierna broaden their art crime horizons with a six episode season exploring a wide range of topics in the art crime genre. We talk to Turbo about a stolen da Vinci, the guys from Manzanita Ridge in Silver City, New Mexico who share an amazing story of stolen art recovery, and we talk to reporter Asa Romano about Banksy's shredding stunt at Sotheby's in London.

Season 3: We hope to return to the Gardner heist. Coming Spring 2019.

This show is available in full on Stitcher Premium. Use code FRAMES for a free month.

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    • 3.5, 277 Ratings

Welcome to Empty Frames: an art crime experience.

Season 1: The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum heist: In the early hours of March 18th, 1990, two thieves posing as police officers were admitted into the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. In 81 minutes they stole 13 pieces of artwork, among the paintings stripped from their frames were works by Vermeer, Degas, and Rembrandt. In this series Tim Pilleri & Lance Reenstierna (of the Missing Maura Murray and Crawlspace podcasts) will dig as deep as possible into the case, theories, and social and economic impact the greatest unsolved art heist of all time had on the community.

Season 2: Tim Pilleri and Lance Reenstierna broaden their art crime horizons with a six episode season exploring a wide range of topics in the art crime genre. We talk to Turbo about a stolen da Vinci, the guys from Manzanita Ridge in Silver City, New Mexico who share an amazing story of stolen art recovery, and we talk to reporter Asa Romano about Banksy's shredding stunt at Sotheby's in London.

Season 3: We hope to return to the Gardner heist. Coming Spring 2019.

This show is available in full on Stitcher Premium. Use code FRAMES for a free month.

Customer Reviews

3.5 out of 5
277 Ratings

277 Ratings

Applies stupid ,

WAS enjoyable

I was really enjoying this podcast when season 1 ended abruptly with no explanation. Now, they’ve moved the podcast to Stitcher Premium. Sorry, I’m not about to pay when there are plenty of free series. This had pretty much turned me off to all of the Crawlspace Media podcasts and I’ve pretty much stopped listening to them.

Vermonstah ,

Last Seen

Look no further than the podcast Last Seen. The Boston Globe does a deep dive into this case, and has access to information you’re not going to get with this Podcast. I’m not sure if Lance and Tim knew the Globe was also working on this case as well, unfortunate timing

carlgood1 ,

It’s like Last Seen, only terrible

Like a copy of the original, faint and pale in comparison to the far superior Last Seen.

Super crappy.

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