Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Hosts A Private Reception Saluting Iconic African-American Women

New York —

Morgan Stanley Smith Barney today announced that it will host a private reception saluting iconic African-American Women at the Studio Museum in Harlem on Tuesday, October 12, 2010.

The event marks Morgan Stanley Smith Barney's support of INSPIRED: Iconic Images of African-American Women, a book profiling thirty extraordinary women.  By exploring their personal inspirations, the goal of INSPIRED is to convey both visually and through poignant first person narratives these women's extraordinary paths to survival and triumph.

"We're pleased to be hosting this gathering to honor these bold and courageous trailblazers and history makers," said Andy Saperstein, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney's Head of Wealth Management in the U.S.  "Their stories of strength and endurance serve as an inspiration for us all."

The event will be co-hosted by Mr. Saperstein, as well as Crystal McCrary Anthony and Nathan Hale Williams, authors of INSPIRED: Iconic Images of African American Women and Thelma Golden, Director and Chief Curator, The Studio Museum in Harlem.

"It is a privilege to once again join forces with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, and I am deeply grateful and humbled by their unwavering support of INSPIRED, a project committed to honoring extraordinary women of color who have triumphed over adversity and challenge to become some of the world's greatest leaders, entertainers and philanthropists," said Ms. Anthony.

The event will take place on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. at The Studio Museum in Harlem, 144 West 125th St., New York, NY 10027.  Reservations are required for security access and limited seating is available.  Please R.S.V.P. to MSSB.NBD.Events@morganstanley.com or (914) 225-8305.

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