Accepting the 2009 National Medal of Arts on behalf of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music is Dean David Stull. He accepted the medal from President Barack Obama at an East Room ceremony at the White House on February 25, 2010. The National Medal of Arts is a presidential initiative managed by the National Endowment for the Arts and is the nation’s highest honor for artistic excellence. Photo by Richard Frasier. Photo by Richard Frasier