FBI investigator, 'living legend' to speak at The Citadel


This is not "The Thomas Crown Affair." This is the real deal.

The London Times has called FBI investigator Robert K. Wittman "the most famous art detective in the world," and The Wall Street Journal calls him a "living legend."

Don't miss this opportunity to meet the art crime detective and author this evening at The Citadel. This will be his only speaking engagement in South Carolina.

Tiffany Silverman, Citadel instructor and organizer of this event, says, "Robert Wittman's exploits are more riveting than any art heist movie could invent. He has contributed so much to the fields of law enforcement and fine arts, and we are honored to share this rare opportunity with our students and the community at large."

According to Silverman, during Wittman's 20-year career as an FBI investigator, he has recovered more than $300 million worth of stolen art. He specializes in art, antiques, jewelry and gem identification and founded the FBI's Art Crime Team in 2005. Wittman also just wrote the book "Priceless: How I Went Undercover to Rescue the World's Stolen Treasures," which made The New York Times best-seller list.

Today's lecture will take place at 7 p.m. at McAlister Field House at The Citadel. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

The event is open to the public with a general admission ticket price of $10 or $5 for current students (of any school) with a valid ID. Admission is free for Citadel cadets, graduate students, faculty and staff who present a current campus-issued ID.

Wittman's book will be on sale, and he will be available for a book signing after the lecture. Funds raised will support The Citadel School of Humanities and Social Sciences Fine Arts Program Fund. Purchase tickets online at http://foundation.citadel.edu/artcrime. For information, call 953-7477 or email Silverman at tiffany.silverman@citadel.edu.