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Former art detective up next March 20 in Forum Series

03/17/2017 10:51 am

robert-wittman Spg 2017 ForumROCKFORD, Ill. — Former FBI agent Robert Wittman will lead audiences through notorious art heists and incredibly daring undercover recoveries in “Priceless,” on Monday, March 20, at 7 p.m. at Clark Arts Center, Maddox Theatre.

The free event is part of Rockford University’s Spring 2017 Forum Series, which will also include a presentation from NASA Astrobiology Institute Director Penelope J. Boston on April 6, and farcical play A Flea in Her Ear from April 27-30.

Called “the most famous art detective in the world,” Robert Wittman founded the FBI’s National Art Crime Team and served for 20 years as the FBI’s investigative expert in this field. He is responsible for recovering more than $300 million in stolen art and cultural property around the world.

Since retiring from the FBI in 2008, he authored The New York Times best-seller “Priceless: How I Went Undercover to Rescue The World’s Stolen Treasures.” 

The forum series is open to the public and, with the exception of plays, are free of charge. Lectures and performances will take place on the Rockford University campus, 5050 E. State St., Rockford. Tickets are required for all events and can be obtained by contacting the Box Office at 815-226-4100 or