The Discovery of a Rodin Masterpiece: Learn the Story at the Ridgefield Library on February 2

Learn about the exciting discovery of a true masterpiece on Wednesday, February 2nd at 7:00 p.m. at the Ridgefield Library via Zoom.

While cataloging the artwork housed inside of the Hartley Dodge Memorial, Mallory Mortillaro, who serves as the Curator of Collections for the Hartley Dodge Foundation in Madison, NJ, uncovered a masterpiece that had been lost to the art world since the 1930s. 

After a year of research, the piece was finally 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. Mortillaro 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.

Please register at ridgefieldlibrary.org to receive your Zoom link or call 203-438-2282.


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