Friday, May 22, 2009

M&M: Inauguration of the Met's American wing with Michelle O.

Anna Wintour, Anette de la Renta, Ralph Lauren and Iman were only a few of New York City's elite who sat elbow to elbow with a group of students from four Manhattan public schools this past Monday. The Metropolitan Museum of Art brought together these people from different walks of life, with a similar love for the arts to take part in the inauguration of their American wing, the Charles Engelhard court. First lady Michelle Obama dressed in a purple Isaac Mizrahi sheath and a knee length coat graciously accepted the Met's invitation to cut the magenta ribbon. Before doing so however she addressed the audience. "The intersection of creativity and commerce is about more than economic stimulus." She said. "It's about who we are as a people." She then proceeded to congratulate the Met for all the outreaches that they do to make the arts accessible to children like the ones in attendance. Mrs. Obama had a lot more to say. Luckily I included the video of her address for your viewing pleasure!

Just a thought...

"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in other; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone."

- Audrey Hepburn