Robert K. Wittman Lecture at Rollins College



Thursday, May 10 – Robert K. Wittman lecture

7:30 p.m.

Rollins College

Tiedtke Concert Hall

1000 Holt Ave., Winter Park



Art cop”: That’s possibly the coolest job description ever. Robert K. Wittman is a former FBI special agent who specialized in recovering stolen works of art – often by going undercover, as in the case of the 1630 Rembrandt self-portrait that was liberated from the Swedish National Museum in Stockholm in 2000. (The details of that theft – the car bombs, blocked highways and speedboat escape – have been harvested and repurposed by countless heist flicks in the years since.) Wittman’s lecture will reveal how he got that Rembrandt back, among other art-of-the-steal anecdotes from his 2010 book, Priceless: How I Went Undercover to Rescue the World’s Stolen Treasures. Post-lecture home viewings of The Thomas Crown Affair, To Catch a Thief, Entrapment and Once a Thief are optional but recommended. – Jessica Bryce Young

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at

Orlando Weekly works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Central Florida.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Orlando’s true free press free.