National Medal of Arts

National Medal of Arts 2004

  • President George W. and Laura Bush with Ray Bradbury

    Citation: For his incomparable contributions to American fiction as one of its great storytellers who, through his explorations of science...

  • President George W. and Laura Bush with Carlisle Floyd

    Citation: For giving American opera its national voice in a series of contemporary classics rooted in American themes.

    Carlisle Floyd...

  • President George W. and Laura Bush with Lindy Hart

    Citation: For his stunning body of work -- including the Washington National Cathedral's Creation Sculptures and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial's...

  • President George W. and Laura Bush with Helen Hecht

    Citation: For his permanent contribution to American letters through his masterful poems that explore the timeless themes of love, war,...

  • President George W. and Laura Bush with Anne Tatlock

    Citation: For decades of outstanding service to the arts and cultural world, and especially for its civic leadership in the...

  • President George W. and Laura Bush with John Ruthven

    Citation: For his impeccably accurate and unfailingly beautiful wildlife art, and in recognition of his contributions as an artist and...

  • President George W. and Laura Bush with Vincent Scully

    Citation: For his remarkable contributions to the history of design and modern architecture, including his influential teaching as an architectural...

  • President George W. and Laura Bush with Twyla Tharp

    Citation: In recognition of her revolutionary contributions to American dance -- combining classical discipline and ballet technique with modern dance...