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HARVARD — The Warner Free Lecture Trust is proud to present its next offering of the season, “The Secrets of History’s Largest Art Heist,” on Friday evening, Jan. 20 at 8 p.m. at the Harvard Unitarian Church.

Award-winning journalist Steve Kurkjian will speak on the daring 1990 heist of masterpieces from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. Fifteen years later, the 13 pieces remain missing.

Stephen A. Kurkjian has been an investigative reporter and editor at the Boston Globe since 1968. A founding member of The Globe’s investigative Spotlight Team, he has won more than 25 regional and national reporting awards, including three Pulitzer Prizes.

In 1986, he was named chief of the Globe’s Washington Bureau and for six years oversaw the work of the paper’s 10 reporters in Washington. In addition, while at the bureau, he covered the Supreme Court, the Justice Department and the Bush White House during the first war in Iraq.

Since 1991, he has worked on numerous investigative projects from the Globe newsroom including the clergy abuse scandal inside the Boston Archdiocese, the theft of priceless artwork from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and the devastating fire at a Rhode Island nightclub that took the lives of 100 people.

In 2003, New England’s Society of Professional Journalists honored him for a lifetime of achievement in journalism.

This special lecture will take place at the Harvard Unitarian Church on Route 111 in Harvard center. The lecture is free to the public.

For more information, call (978) 456-3454.

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