The Institute of Museum and Library Services announced on Tuesday that the Columbus Museum of Art would be one of the winners of this year's National Medal for Museum and Library Service.
Ten institutions across the country will receive the award for making a difference for individuals, families and communities.
City, county and federal leaders who attended included Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman, Franklin County Commissioner Paula Brooks and U.S. Rep. Joyce Beatty, among others.
Museum executive director Nannette Maciejunes called it an occasion to celebrate the success of a community cornerstone.
"And it's not just about being a big museum. It's not about size. It's about impact. And this acknowledgement, this recognition that we are making a difference is... it's just icing on the cake," executive director Nannette Maciejunes said.
The National Medal will be presented to museum representatives at a celebration in Washington, D.C., on May 8.
Tuesday was also the day the Women's Board of the Columbus Museum of Art's 20th Anniversary Decorators' Show House opened. It is located at 21 S. Parkview Avenue in Bexley.
Through May 12, hours for the Decorators' Show House are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm, and Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. It is closed on Mondays.
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