Director’s Desk: Today at the White House

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