More About Brooke

Before starting Dôme, Brooke was the Art Director for K Art, a commercial art gallery focusing on Native American contemporary art. Prior to that she was a consultant for Rich Products Corporate Art Collection.

She has worked as the manager of two privately held art collections in Buffalo, New York: each collection held over 400 works.

She has worked at the Albright-Knox Gallery as the Project Coordinator for the multi-venue arts exhibition, Beyond/ In WNY 2010 and as the visual arts curator for Buffalo Arts Studio.

Brooke has a BA in Art History from Hobart and William Smith Colleges, and an MA in Art History from The University at Buffalo with a certification in Museum Studies.

She did an extensive study abroad with New York University’s Gallatin School, in Florence Italy, which focused on Italian Renaissance art, architecture and literature. Brooke has interned at The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo, NY  and UB’s Anderson Gallery, Buffalo, NY

Work by Julian Montague.

Dôme, The Name

Brooke took her first trip to Paris with her late father Michael, where they visited the Dôme Cafe, a famous haunt of writers, artists and expats of the 1920’s including Ernest Hemingway. Hemingway uses Dôme as a setting in his seminal work The Sun Also Rises.

Both a favorite author and favorite book of Michael’s, Dôme seemed a fitting tribute to him and his love of reading, travel, history and the entrepreneurial spirit. Michael started his own real estate company when he was the same age, inspiring Brooke to create her own company.

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