Staff Pick: Robert Wittman lecture at the Columbus Museum of Art

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

Robert Wittman is a lot like that investigator lady from “Thomas Crown Affair,” except that he’s never fallen in love with Pierce Brosnan. Wittman, who helped found the FBI’s Art Crime Team, has traveled the world to track down stolen artwork, including works by Rockwell, Goya and Rembrandt. He’s been pretty successful at it: During his 20-year career as a special agent, he recovered more than $225 million worth of art and artifacts. Some of those Bond-like missions involved working undercover, so he has amassed some enthralling stories.

He’ll share some of his experiences Saturday during a lecture at the Columbus Museum of Art. For $20, art enthusiasts and cop-show fans can attend the talk and have Wittman sign copies of his book, “Priceless,” before visiting the CMA’s three-day Art, Design & Antique Market shopping event.

Columbus Museum of Art

2-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17

480 E. Broad St., Downtown