gallerina
 n.— «In the money-frenzied, celebrity-stoked sprawl that has become the New York gallery world over the last five years, the pittance-paying job of front desk assistant (a k a receptionist, gallerina, gallery girl) has become hungrily sought as an entree into the commercial, rather than creative, side of the business. From this modest, occasionally humiliating rung, women can indeed ascend. They have become dealers, curators and, increasingly, art consiglieri—advisers to corporate and private collectors.» —“Gatekeepers to the Art World” by Jan Hoffman New York Times Mar. 30, 2008. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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