National Medal of Arts

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Ellsworth Kelly

Photo by Jack Shear

Artist and 2012 National Medal of Arts Recipient

Ellsworth Kelly: the gloriousness of color and form.

 

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Allen Toussaint

Photo by Michael Wilson

2012 National Medal of Arts recipient

It's a music-filled podcast with New Orleans composer, producer, and pianist Allen Toussaint who combines elegance with funk. [29:29]

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Tony Kushner

Photo by Joan Marcus-Hires

Playwright and 2012 National Medal of Arts Recipient

In the second of our two-part interview, talk about his latest play and his screenplay for the movie, Lincoln

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Tony Kushner

Photo by Gloria Wegner

Playwright and 2012 National Medal of Arts Recipient

In part 1 of a two-part interview, Tony Kushner talks about his early attraction to theater and writing Angels in America. [28:50]

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Laurie Olin

Photo © Sahar Coston-Hardy

Landscape Architect and 2012 National Medal of Arts Recipient

Laurie Olin on the work of landscape architecture—balancing nature and cultivation. [32:45]

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Joan Myers Brown

 

Photo courtesy of Philadanco!

National Medal of Arts recipient

Founder of Philadanco!, Joan Myers Brown reflects on what goes into building a leading African-American dance company and school. [27:29]

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Michael Tilson Thomas

Photo courtesy of the San Francisco Symphony

National Medal of Arts Recipient

Conductor Michael Tilson Thomas discusses his dual career as conductor and educator. [30:49]

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Pete Seeger

Photo courtesy of the Woody Guthrie Archives

National Medal of Arts Recipient

Pete Seeger returns to talk about his music and its roots. [31:50]

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Pete Seeger

Photo courtesy of the Woody Guthrie Archives

Folk Legend

Pete Seeger remembers his friend, Woody Guthrie. [21:13]

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Mel Tillis

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Country Legend & National Medal of Arts Recipient

Singer/songwriter Mel Tillis tells stories about his career and how performing helped him cope with his stutter. [29:43]

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