National Medal of Arts

National Medal of Arts 2005

  • President George W. Bush and Laura Bush with Louis Auchincloss

    Louis Auchincloss is one of America's great contemporary authors. Ralph Ellison has said of him: "Since Henry James,...

  • President George W. Bush and Laura Bush with Paquito D'Rivera

    Paquito D'Rivera defies categorization. The winner of eight Grammy Awards, he is celebrated both for his artistry in Latin jazz...

  • President George W. Bush with James DePriest

    James DePreist, newly appointed Permanent Conductor of the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra is Director of Conducting and Orchestral Studies at...

  • President George W. Bush and Laura Bush with Robert Duvall

    "Robert Duvall is the finest American actor in film today," said Richard Harris who starred with Duvall in Wrestling Ernest...

  • President George W. Bush and Laura Bush with Leonard Garment

    For the past 35 years, Leonard Garment, in his capacities as Presidential counsel, Congressional advisor, and citizen, has fulfilled his...

  • President George W. Bush and Laura Bush with Ollie Johnston

    Ollie Johnston is renowned for his role in pioneering film animation with the Walt Disney Studios. He created, drew, and...

  • President George W. Bush with Wynton Marsalis

    Wynton Marsalis has helped propel jazz to the forefront of American culture. He has served as the artistic director of...

  • Dolly Parton is one of country music's most creative singer-songwriters. Country music knows no more eloquent performer so deeply rooted...

  • President George W. Bush and Laura Bush with Derek Gillman, President of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

    The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts has made substantial contributions to the development of the arts in the United...

  • President George W. Bush and Laura Bush with Tina Ramirez

    Tina Ramirez has combined her artistic vision with years of performance and teaching experience to create and sustain the nation's...