Friday, May 21, 2010
Philippe de Montebello's Gold
Last night at The National Arts Club President O. Aldon James honored Philippe de Montebello with the presentation of the sixth Gold Medal of Honor for Excellence in Presenting French Culture. Having served 31 years as Director of The Metropolitan Museum Rosamond Bernier put if best when she equated de Montebello's introduction to that of the Mona Lisa. In addition to a thoughtful reflection from the honoree highlights included congratulatory words from Dr. Ruth Westheimer and and a show-stopping ensemble (complete with Rodarte stockings) from Stacy Engman.