Philanthropist Nita Ambani, wife of Mukesh Ambani has been elected to the board of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the largest art museum in the United States also known as ‘The Met’.
She has supported exhibitions at the New York City institution for years. Now, Bollywood celebs Karan Johar and Priyanka Chopra took to their social media to congratulate the philanthropist on this achievement of hers. Karan Johar took to Instagram to share a picture of Nita Ambani along with the museum’s leadership from the occasion of her election to the board of trustees, and congratulated her, “Congratulations #NitaAmbani on being the first ever Indian Trustee of the @metmuseum. A philanthropist, an educationalist and an ardent supporter of Indian art, you make us so proud!”
Congratulations #NitaAmbani on being the first ever Indian Trustee of the @metmuseum.— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) November 13, 2019
A philanthropist, an educationalist and an ardent supporter of Indian art, you make us so proud! pic.twitter.com/JHzNAGiiRu
Priyanka Chopra also took to her Instagram story and shared the picture and wrote, “Congratulations #NitaAmbani on being elected to the board of @metmuseum First Indian Trustee in 150 years of #TheMET.” Take a look at their congratulatory posts:
The announcement was made on Tuesday by Daniel Brodsky, the museum's chairman. Nita Ambani’s election took place at a meeting of the Board on November 12. She is the first Indian to be so honoured.
Talking about her commitment of seeing Indian art and culture being represented on a global platform, Nita Ambani said, “It has been deeply rewarding for me over the past several years to support The Metropolitan Museum of Art in its desire to expand and enhance its program of exhibiting the arts of India. I have been moved and impressed by The Met’s keen interest, which enables our commitment to seeing Indian art and culture represented on the global platform. This great distinction inspires me to redouble my efforts on behalf of India’s heritage, from the ancient to the contemporary.”
The Met since its founding, it has always aspired to be more than a treasury of rare and beautiful objects. Every day, art comes alive in the museum's galleries and through its exhibitions and events, revealing both new ideas and unexpected connections across time and across cultures.