National Medal of Arts

National Medal of Arts 2006

  • President Bush and Laura Bush with William Bolcolm and Joan Morris in the Oval Office

    William Bolcom is widely recognized for his outstanding compositions of American music that encompass chamber, choral, and orchestral works as...

  • President Bush and Laura Bush with Cyd Charrise in the Oval Office

    Cyd Charisse is one of Hollywood's greatest dancers best known for two acclaimed dance sequences, the "Broadway Melody Ballet" from...

  • The President and First Lady with Roy R. DeCarava in the Oval Office

    Roy R. DeCarava is a master photographer and pioneer in the art of photography, a vocation to which he devoted...

  • The President and First Lady with Roy R. DeCarava in the Oval Office

    Wilhelmina Cole Holladay patronage has greatly benefited the American arts through her founding the National Museum of Women in the...

  • The President and First Lady with Jeffrey Kimpton in the Oval Office

    Interlochen Center for the Arts has made substantial contributions to American culture by educating generations of artists including musicians, dancers,...

  • President Bush and Erich Kunzel

    In a 42-year association with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO), Cincinnati Pops Conductor Erich Kunzel has an impressive list of...

  • The President and First Lady with Ben and Sandra Jaffe in the Oval Office

    The Preservation Hall Jazz Band derives its name from Preservation Hall, the venerable music venue located in the heart of...

  • The President and First Lady with Ben and Sandra Jaffe in the Oval Office

    Gregory Rabassa is one of the most prominent translators of Latin American literature into English, bringing Latin American literature to...

  • President Bush and Laura Bush with Viktor Schreckengost in the Oval Office

    Viktor Schreckengost is the last survivor of the great age of industrial design. His inventiveness has affected the lives of...

  • The President and First Lady with Dr. Ralph Stanley in the Oval Office

    Dr. Ralph Stanley was born in 1927 in the Clinch Mountains of Virginia, which inspired much of his music. He...