Cerbie ’08 Is New York Gallery Gatekeeper

cerbieFor Andrea Cerbie ’08, art is about drawing connections between artists and their work.

“The relationships I have developed with artists have added so much to my passion for this field,” says Cerbie, registrar for DC Moore Gallery, New York. “I collect information on the artwork for a logistical purpose, but I also work with the artists
on catalogs, discover the theory that informs their practice, and learn the background of the art. I get to know the personalities behind these amazing works.”

Cerbie was curator and guest lecturer for Painterly Perspectives, a recent exhibition in the Williams Center for the Arts.

When new works arrive at the gallery, Cerbie creates an accession record with the artist’s name, location and date of the work’s creation, medium, style, size, condition upon arrival, and special needs for storage or transportation when
loaned. She also handles insurance, manages production of the catalogs, and helps facilitate art fairs.

An art graduate, Cerbie says she fell in love with the passion expressed by Professors Robert Mattison and Diane Ahl. “I was enthralled with everything they had to say, to teach. I also appreciated the connection between cultures, through history. Not only did I learn about a particular artist or painting, but also why themes and media were used in certain locations.”

Cerbie completed internships at Allentown Art Museum and Montclair Art Museum, which led to a full-time job as curatorial and registration manager. She now hires and oversees interns and externs, including Katie Barrett ’15 in January.

While at Lafayette, Cerbie studied Gothic art and architecture in Paris as a Rothkopf Scholar. A member of the track and field team, she says managing her time among classes, practice, and competitions has helped her maintain a strong focus and drive in her career.

— Stevie O. Daniels

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