On March 18, 1990, two men dressed as police officers stole 13 works of art in the largest property crime in U.S. history.
December 2002: In a matter of minutes, two Vincent Van Gogh paintings -- View of the Sea at Scheveningen and Congregation Leaving the Reformed Church in Nuenen, were stolen from the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. They're valued at $30 million
In October 1969, two thieves entered the Oratory of San Lorenzo in Palermo, Italy and removed the Caravaggio Nativity from its frame. Experts estimate its value at $20 million.
On June 10, 2007, A Cavalier, a self portrait in oil on wood panel by Dutch Master Frans Van Mieris, was stolen during a public viewing at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.
In July 2002, two oil paintings by Maxfield Parrish were stolen during a burglary of a gallery in West Hollywood, California. They're valued at $4 million
In October 1995, it was reported that a $3 million Stradivarius violin had been stolen from the New York City apartment of Erica Morini, a noted concert violinist.
On December 31, 1999, during the fireworks that accompanied the celebration of the millennium, a thief broke into the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, England and stole Cezanne’s landscape painting View of Auvers-sur-Oise.
On June 10, 2007, A Cavalier, a self portrait in oil on wood panel by Dutch Master Frans Van Mieris, was stolen from the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.
On September 8, 2011, Madeleine Leaning on Her Elbow with Flowers in Her Hair by Pierre Auguste Renoir was stolen by a masked person during an armed robbery in a Houston home. The painting is valued at $1 million
In March/April 2003, Iraqi cultural institutions and archaeological sites suffered major losses of priceless historical artifacts. Some have been recovered