Sarah W. Mallory has been appointed Annette and Oscar de la Renta Assistant Curator of Drawings and Prints at the Morgan Library & Museum in New York. She started her role in September.
Mallory is a specialist in early modern Northern European art, with a focus on Dutch and Flemish works on paper. Her dissertation, which she is completing at Harvard University, looks to environmental and colonial histories to interpret depictions of wetlands in seventeenth-century Dutch art. Previously, Mallory was the Morgan’s Drawing Institute Predoctoral Research Fellow.
Her responsibilities will include the museum’s collection of more than 800 drawings by Dutch, Flemish, German, and Scandinavian artists, and over 500 lifetime impressions of Rembrandt’s etchings. She previously held internships and positions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Harvard Art Museums, and the Frick Collection. She holds a B.A. in Science, Technology, and Culture Studies from the Georgia Institute of Technology; an M.A. in Design History from Parsons School of Design; and an M.A. in Art History from the New York University Institute of Fine Arts. In 2021, she co-organized the international conference “Art Museums and the Legacies of the Dutch Slave Trade: Curating Histories, Envisioning Futures,” and is co-editor of the ensuing volume (Brill, 2024), which is supported by the Kress Foundation. Mallory’s work has appeared in Master Drawings, and recent publications include an essay on images of Dutch Mauritius, in Dutch Golden Age(s): The Shaping of a Cultural Community (Brepols, 2021).