For the love of art: Nita Ambani becomes first Indian trustee of New York's Metropolitan Museum

This year's Met Gala was attended by Isha, the daughter of Asia’s richest man -Mukesh Ambani.

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Nita Ambani is the first Indian trustee in the Metropolitan Museum's 150-year history.
By Dave McCombs

Nita Ambani, philanthropist and wife of Asia’s richest person, was named to the board of the largest U.S. art museum after years of supporting exhibitions at the New York City institution.

Ambani’s backing “has had an enormous impact on the museum’s ability to study and display art from every corner of the world,” Daniel Brodsky, the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s chairman, said Tuesday in a statement.


The wife of Mukesh Ambani, chairman of refining-to-telecom giant Reliance Industries Ltd., has been promoting Indian art and culture around the world along with sports and development programs inside the country as the head of the conglomerate’s foundation. Nita Ambani, 57, was elected to become an honorary trustee of the museum, according to the statement.

Reliance Foundation Founder and Chairperson, Nita Ambani, with her daughter Isha at the culmination of a drive to collect PET bottles across India in Mumbai last week. Reliance Foundation undertook a Recycle4Life programme as a part of national campaign Swachata Hi Seva.
Reliance Foundation Founder and Chairperson, Nita Ambani, with her daughter Isha at the culmination of a drive to collect PET bottles across India in Mumbai last week. Reliance Foundation undertook a Recycle4Life programme as a part of national campaign Swachata Hi Seva.

The 149-year-old Metropolitan museum draws billionaires, celebrities and millions of visitors a year to see art spanning 5,000 years from around the world. The not-for-profit institution reported revenue, support and transfers of $384.7 million in 2018 at the operating level, down from $385.3 million the previous year, according to its annual report.

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“The Met enables Indian art to be shown at an iconic institution and further encourages us to continue our work in the art world,” Nita Ambani said in a 2017 statement from the museum.
​Nita Ambani (2nd ), Founder and Chairperson of Reliance Foundation with the Metropolitan Museum of Art leadership - Daniel Brodsky, Chairman of the Board; Daniel Weiss, President & CEO; and Max Hollein, Director, on the occasion of her election to the board of trustees.
Nita Ambani (2nd ), Founder and Chairperson of Reliance Foundation with the Metropolitan Museum of Art leadership - Daniel Brodsky, Chairman of the Board; Daniel Weiss, President & CEO; and Max Hollein, Director, on the occasion of her election to the board of trustees.

Bloomberg Philanthropies, which along with Bloomberg LP is owned by Michael Bloomberg, helps fund the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Mukesh Ambani, the world’s 14th-richest person and Asia’s wealthiest, had a net worth of about $55 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

Met Gala Pink Carpet: Isha Ambani, Priyanka & Deepika's Camp Style; Lady Gaga's Outfit Changes
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The 2019 Met Gala saw stars bring their best fashion game to the pink carpet keeping in theme with this year's theme 'Camp: Notes on Fashion'. The theme was inspired by a seminal 1964 essay by American author Susan Sontag in which she describes the phenomenon as something that shan't be talked about: "To talk about Camp is therefore to betray it."

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, whose yearly bash welcomes over-the-top looks based on a theme, saw pink and gold, trains, fringe and fur as the gala kicked off in New York City.

Singer Lady Gaga, Gucci designer Alessandro Michele, British singer Harry Styles and tennis superstar Serena Williams joined Vogue editor Anna Wintour in co-chairing the event, which raises money for the Costume Institute.

In Pic (L to R): Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone, Lady Gaga.

The 2019 Met Gala saw stars bring their best fashion game to the pink carpet keeping in theme with this year's theme 'Camp: Notes on Fashion'. The theme was inspired by a seminal 1964 essay by Amer..
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Priyanka Chopra and actor-singer husband Nick Jonas attended their first Met Gala as a married couple dressed in Dior. The 'Baywatch' actress, styled by Mimi Cuttrell, opted for a whimsical custom-made sheer, silver gown with colourful ruffled feathers, and completed her look with crown. The 26-year-old 'Sucker' singer complemented her in a white tuxedo paired.

The couple who tied the knot last year, had first attended the Met Gala together in 2017.

Priyanka Chopra and actor-singer husband Nick Jonas attended their first Met Gala as a married couple dressed in Dior. The 'Baywatch' actress, styled by Mimi Cuttrell, opted for a whimsical custom-..
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Deepika Padukone channeled her inner barbie at the Met Gala. The 'Padmaavat' actress arrived dolled up in a metallic-pink, lurex jacquard Zac Posen gown.

Deepika Padukone channeled her inner barbie at the Met Gala. The 'Padmaavat' actress arrived dolled up in a metallic-pink, lurex jacquard Zac Posen gown.

Isha Ambani-Piramal, whose high-profile wedding last year was the stuff of international headlines, arrived at the Met Gala looking right out of a fairy tale in a pale violet tulle v-neck ballgown. The Prabal Gurung ensemble featured hand-embroidered crystal and ostrich feather, sunburst pleating inserts and sculptural shoulder flourette. The Reliance heiress also posed with the designer on the pink carpet.

Ambani had made her Met Gala in 2017 in a gold Dior gown.

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Isha Ambani-Piramal, whose high-profile wedding last year was the stuff of international headlines, arrived at the Met Gala looking right out of a fairy tale in a pale violet tulle v-neck ballgown. T..
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Serena Williams attended the Met Gala with husband Alexis Ohanian Sr. While the businessman kept it simple in a monochrome suit, the tennis star opted for a Versace gown, crafted from innovative fabric with fluorescent properties and matching sneakers by Off-White x Nike. The boustier corset dress, detachable skirt and draped cape feature appliqué of the heritage Atelier Versace Ivy motif was embroidered in organza with thread and Swarovski crystals.
Serena Williams attended the Met Gala with husband Alexis Ohanian Sr. While the businessman kept it simple in a monochrome suit, the tennis star opted for a Versace gown, crafted from innovative fabr..
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Pop icon and this year's Met Gala co-host Lady Gaga stole the show with her grand entrance at the annual event.

The Oscar-winner arrived wearing a bright pink gown, before peeling off layers and revealing four costume changes. Gaga shed the Brandon Maxwell gown to reveal a strapless black ballgown by the designer, who was also her date to the event. That soon changed into a hot-pink dress, and which she went on to peel too for glittering black lingerie, fishnet stockings and platform boots.

Pop icon and this year's Met Gala co-host Lady Gaga stole the show with her grand entrance at the annual event.The Oscar-winner arrived wearing a bright pink gown, before peeling off layers and revea..
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The Kardashian-Jenner clan dressed to kill at the Met Gala 2019. Kris Jenner, her boyfriend Corey Gamble, Kanye West and Travis Scott opted for black ensembles. While Kim Kardashian West opted for the wet look with outfit featuring beads that appeared as water droplets, Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner were visions in bright orange and lilac gowns.

In pic: (L-R) Corey Gamble, Kris Jenner, Kanye West, Kim Kardashian West, Kendall, Kylie and Travis Scott
The Kardashian-Jenner clan dressed to kill at the Met Gala 2019. Kris Jenner, her boyfriend Corey Gamble, Kanye West and Travis Scott opted for black ensembles. While Kim Kardashian West opted for th..
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Singer Katy Perry (L) made quite the statement at the high-on-fashion event, arriving on the Met steps dressed as a chandelier. The 'Roar' singer began the night in a silver outfit complete with bulbs and a headpiece that weighed 40 pounds. When asked how she would sit, rolling her eyes, she replied, “You don’t sit down at the Met.” But that wasn't all, the singer later changed into a burger outfit through the course of the night.


Designer Diane von Furstenberg (R) brought Lady Liberty to the Met Gala, as she paid to tribute to her late mother with her ensemble. The 72-year-old fashion icon revealed that her look, representing the Statue of Liberty complete with a torch of freedom and the crown, was in honour of her mum Liliane Nahmias, who was arrested and sent to Auschwitz 75 years ago.

Singer Katy Perry (L) made quite the statement at the high-on-fashion event, arriving on the Met steps dressed as a chandelier. The 'Roar' singer began the night in a silver outfit complete with bulb..
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Actor Billy Porter stole the show arriving at the Met Gala looking like an Egyptian pharaoh. Carried onto the carpet by six shirtless attendants, the 'Pose' star was dressed in all gold, complete with wings. He later revealed that his look was a tribute to Diana Ross's character the 1975 film 'Mahogany'.

Actor Billy Porter stole the show arriving at the Met Gala looking like an Egyptian pharaoh. Carried onto the carpet by six shirtless attendants, the 'Pose' star was dressed in all gold, complete wit..
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