Each year, The New York Public Library honors several distinguished individuals for outstanding achievements in their respective fields of arts, culture, letters and scholarship by naming them Library Lions. Mellon Foundation President Elizabeth Alexander was among the 2019 Library Lions.
Ben Widdicombe, "Bette Midler Vamped as Mae West and Cultural Giants Were Lionized by the New York Public Library," The New York Times, November 6, 2019.
Kaitlyn Wilde, "The New York Public Library Lured Manhattan’s Culturati to Its Library Lions Gala," Vogue, November 6, 2019.
Amanda Gordon, "Langone Has No Time to Gab as Billionaires Swirl at Violet Ball," Bloomberg, November 5, 2019.
"The New York Public Library: Library Lions 2019," Forbes, November 5, 2019.