Ovation To Premiere ‘Raiders Of The Lost Art’ Series

Ovation will explore the disappearances of valuable art as part of a six-part series premiering Aug. 30, the network announced Wednesday.

The series, Raiders Of The Lost Art, will delve into art mysteries that have perplexed investigators, law enforcement and art experts for decades.

Through re-enactments, rare archival footage and commentary, the show will look at art works that were stolen and either have been recovered or are still missing, said network officials.

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