Smithsonian Hosts President Sirleaf of the Republic of Liberia

6/15/2012, 2:25 p.m.

Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole, director of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art in Washington, D.C., welcomed President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of the Republic of Liberia, at a special luncheon held in the president's honor on Tuesday, June 12.

The luncheon was part of Johnson Sirleaf's 12 -day tour of the United States. The president was given a tour of the museum's exhibition "African Mosaic: A decade of collecting" and a behind the scenes tour of the museum's conservation department.

Other luncheon guests included: G. Wayne Clough, Secretary of the Smithsonian, Senator Chris Coons of Delaware, Ambassador of Liberia to the United States Sulunteh, Elijah White, Vice Chair of Marketing and Communications Exxon Mobil Corporation, Mamadou Beye Manager of International Government Affairs at Chevron and Ingrid Saunders Jones, Vice President of Global Community Connections, Coca - Cola Company.