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Who doesn’t love learning about a priceless painting found in an attic? Or a sculpture sitting for decades in a public garden, only to be found out as a Renaissance treasurer?  After finding herself in the middle of an art history discovery when she uncovered the provenance of a Rodin sculpture in New Jersey town hall, Mallory Mortillaro learned just how many times this has happened. This lecture explores the stories of ten different important and valuable works of art that were rediscovered in unexpected places. The program explores a brief background of each piece, artist, and how the piece got to be lost, and then found.

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.

This program is sponsored by the Museum of Russian Icons, Bigelow Public Library, Chelmsford Public Library, Parker Memorial Library, and the Peabody Institute Library of Danvers.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Bigelow Library and the Museum of Russian Icons, Chelmsford, Danvers, & Dracut Libraries.