Car valets dressed as gondoliers. Photo: Sarah Osborne Bender
What does it take to pull of our biggest event of the year? Keith Costas, director of special events, shares the rundown.
For the dinner alone, there were:
62 flower arrangements
40 Fortuny table runners
12 back of the house
8 cases red wine
7 cases white wine
5 cases Prosecco
16 car valets (dressed as gondoliers)
12 car movers
140 feet of red carpet
8 motor coaches
Photo: Dorothy Kosinski
It was terrifically moving to attend today’s presentation at the White House by Michelle Obama of the National Medal for Museum and Library Service. This is a photo of my colleague at the Columbus Museum of Art, Nannette Maciejunes, director, with one outstanding young constituent who has benefited enormously from the museum’s programs. It was so inspiring to hear each of the stories of the ten institutions and their real-life impact on individuals they serve. I was not the only person with tears in the eyes. I was proud to be there to represent AAMD and our own much-loved Phillips Collection.
(And did I mention how beautiful, statuesque, articulate, and natural the First Lady is?)
Dorothy Kosinski, Director
Photos: Joshua Navarro
Molly Sheldon’s style screams out originality. I feel as if everyday, at least one person compliments her on a piece of clothing. She can surprise you when she comes into work wearing a tie that belongs to her boyfriend, a draping skirt with a tiger on it, or this vibrant outfit. Whatever it is, it’s a style of her own, and she wears it well.
Joshua Navarro, Museum Assistant and Blog Photographer