As world leaders gathered at the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday, First Lady Michelle Obama played host to her counterparts and held a luncheon at the Studio Museum in Harlem.
About 50 spouses of foreign dignitaries attended the event.
They were given a tour of the museum, which houses more than 2,000 works from hundreds of artists.
The first lady says she invited her guests to Harlem because it is a "quintessentially American" cultural gem.
She also lauded the cultural icons who performed there in the past, including Langston Hughes and Louis Armstrong.