Alumni Profile: Trista Maltby (BS Art History)

Posted December 11, 2018 in Alumni, Art History

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TRISTA MALTBY Fine Art Consultant Park West Gallery & Foundation Museum Detroit, MI (’11, BS Art History)

“When I volunteered at the Grand Rapids Art Museum during my freshman year, I began to see a future for myself in museum work, specifically in education. I believe that putting art education on a public platform is crucial for communities to grow.

I began working for Park West Gallery as an art auctioneer on a cruise ship, and since then I’ve worked all over the globe, from the United States to the Caribbean, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Working on such a large platform lets me assist thousands of guests with art collecting. It’s so rewarding to see the joy and meaning art brings to people’s lives. The art one chooses to collect becomes an extension of who they are; it’s something they treasure and pass on for generations. I find it very meaningful to help ignite a shared passion for the arts.”

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