Everyone loves a good mystery. What makes a stirring story even more thrilling is the inclusion of art and history. The Istituto Italiano di Cultura will be hosting an event with Extroart founder Ludovico Gippetto, no stranger to the world of art theft, examining the case of Caravaggio’s Nativity with St. Francis and St. Lawrence. It disappeared mysteriously from a Palermo chapel on the 16th of October in 1969. Taken straight from the altar, it hasn’t been seen since. Many suspect the Sicilian Mafia for stealing the now-valued $20 million painting. It is now listed as one of the FBI’s top 10 missing works of art.
Learn more about exactly what happened on Thursday, November 29 at 6:30 pm. The Italian Cultural Institute, located in the heart of San Francisco’s Financial District, serves as the stage for the retelling of this real-life mystery.
Admission is free but registration is required.