The Discovery of a Masterpiece, 8/18 @ 7 pm

Wednesday, August 18, 2021 @ 7:00 pm via Zoom
Presenter: Mallory Mortillaro, Curator of Collections, Hartley Dodge Foundation


While Curator and Archivist Mallory Mortillaro was cataloging the artwork housed inside of the Hartley Dodge Memorial she uncovered a masterpiece that had been lost to the art world since the 1930s. After a year of research, the piece was authenticated as an official work by Auguste Rodin. Mallory will share the story of how a simple art cataloging project evolved into a search for a mysterious piece’s provenance and became one of the biggest art finds in recent history.

Mallory Mortillaro serves as the Curator of Collections for the Hartley Dodge Foundation. In this position, she worked to authenticate an original Rodin sculpture, lost to the art world since the 1930s. Mallory holds a BA and MAT, both from Drew University. She balances her work as an Art Historian with teaching 7th grade English. She lives in Whippany, New Jersey with her husband.