Priceless Art Thefts: Past and Present

Rembrandt's (1606-1669) painting, "The Storm on the Sea of Galilee" (1633) was stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston in 1990. Image courtesy of the Gardener Museum.

People have been stealing art ever since it became valuable, for the money or the thrill. Art theft is on the rise; many paintings are under lock and key.

Recording and Reproducing Music: Is it Piracy or just Bad Manners?

Title page from the Anna Magdalena Bach Notebook.

The concept of ‘rights’ as they pertain to artistic works has changed over the centuries. As ‘pirating’ becomes more prevalent, will artists fight back?

Art as Collateral: Detroit Institute of Arts Follows Plundering Past

Does Detroit have the right to sell off the works of art in the DIA? Image courtesy of GSGeorge

Creditors are circling in Detroit – will the city consider selling the DIA collection as collateral, following in the worldwide history of plundered art?