(L-R) Ashley NYC, actress Lynn Whitfeild, Farhana Begum
w/ TV personality Lala Anthony
Robert and Grace Hightower De Niro accept their award
w/ Donna Williams (Audience Development Officer of the Metropolitan Museum of Art)
Donna Williams, Audience Development Officer of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, tells Ashley and New York: "
The Multicultural Audience Development initiative here at the museum is veryLaTayna Richardson Jackson tells Ashley and New York:
important because it makes all the cultures come together under one roof. We’re
very lucky that we so have so many different beautiful cultures represented. We
have over eighteen different cultures. This is a place where you can be educated
about art without anyone telling you anything and you can learn through history,
we’re just so pleased that people come here and that they’re inspired by our
beautiful artwork and we want to do even more of it. Every day we work very
hard, so be a part of our Met family"
"It is important that people of all cultures become a part of a museum which
we contribute so heavily to. And so I encourage everyone to come out and support
this museum because we financially support it without your tax dollars"
(L-R) attorney Shannon Hales, supermodel Tyson Beckford, Ashley NYC
(L-R) Pamela Harrison, Umberto, Cindy Bryant, Ashley NYC, Melody Curry, Aretha Owusu, Coreen Simpson, Melvin Murry
w/ philanthropist Sherry Bronfman
(L-R) Ashley NYC, attorney Shannon Hales, Deb C.
w/ Felicity Tsikiwa (Vice-Chair of the Metropolitan's College Group)
Awardee Cai Guo-Qiang's family
w/ designer Priya Scroggins
(L-R) Ashley NYC, Sade Lythcott (CEO of National Black Theatre), Irina Lazar
w/ Dexter Phillip ( CEO of cosmetic company Dex New York)
w/ Ty Stone-Adams (Macy's)