Join Mallory Mortillaro as she details her journey to authenticate a marble bust of Napoleon sculpted by Auguste Rodin, which had been sitting in town hall of Madison, NJ for almost 80 years. Ms. Mortillaro recounts the story of being hired straight out of college for a part-time art cataloging project and how it morphed into a search for the provenance of this mysterious piece, eventually culminating in its authentication by the world’s leading Rodin expert. Along the way she will share the story of Geraldine Rockefeller Dodge, the woman who gifted this artwork, along with an entire town hall, all in the name of her one and only lost son. The lecture is fully illustrated with engaging present day and historic photographs and a Q and A session at the end.
This program is virtual, delivered via Zoom. Registration is required so that you can be sent the Zoom link.
The link to register will be accessible starting 2 weeks before the program date.
Location: Virtual (Zoom Videon)