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Brooke Seidelmann

Gallery Director

Brooke Seidelmann is the Gallery & Art Advisory Director at Smith Center for Healing & the Arts, the only stand-alone cancer support organization serving the entire DC community. Brooke manages the Center’s Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery, a unique non-profit arts space dedicated to exhibiting fine art exploring the innate connection between healing and creativity. A rotating exhibition schedule features contemporary artists addressing meaningful issues, such as spirituality, multiculturalism, and health. Over her three years leading Smith Center’s Gallery she has curated and managed over 20 exhibitions, worked with over 300 artists, and for the 10th anniversary of 9/11 coordinated a citywide arts project, partnering with over 35 DC art museums and social activist groups. She received her Masters Degree in Art History and the Market at Christies’ Auction House, and has worked in fine art galleries in New York City and was the director of a modern print collection in Charleston, SC. Particularly fitting for Smith Center’s focus on arts and health, Brooke additionally has a background in medicine. Prior to working in the arts she served as a researcher at the University of Maryland’s Center for Integrative Medicine, editing papers on acupuncture and homeopathy.

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