Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum closed its doors on Saturday, the 33rd anniversary of the infamous Gardner Museum heist, in response to a planned protest by climate activists.
The Extinction Rebellion group is claiming that the protest is a “guerilla art installation” intended to raise awareness about the climate crisis.
The museum expressed disappointment that activists were using the museum as a platform to promote their cause.
Visitors who had purchased tickets for the day will be refunded.
The museum is offering a $10 million reward for any information leading to the recovery of the 13 pieces of art, worth an estimated $500 million, that were stolen during the Gardner Museum heist in 1990.
To this day, both the burglars and the art remain missing.