National Medal of Arts

National Medal of Arts 2008

  • Olivia de Havilland

    Olivia de Havilland is being recognized for the National Medal of Arts for her lifetime achievements and contributions to American...

  • Fisk Jubilee Singers are being recognized for their significant contributions to preserving African American spirituals. For 137 years, the chorus...

  • The Ford's Theatre Society is being recognized for its historic contributions to the city's and nation's culture. The theater's building...

  • Hank Jones is being recognized for his lifetime accomplishments as an extraordinary jazz pianist. Hank Jones is a pianist who...

  • Stan Lee is being recognized for his innovations that revolutionized American comic books. Stan Lee created, co-created, and recreated hundreds...

  • The José Limón Dance Foundation is being recognized for its innovative contributions to America modern dance over half a century....

  • Jesús Moroles is being recognized as a sculptor. His granite sculptures are created through a "tearing" process where the artist...

  • The Presser Foundation

    The Presser Foundation is being recognized for its longstanding support of music and music education in the United States. For...

  • The Sherman Brothers

    Brothers Robert B. Sherman (born December 19, 1925) and Richard M. Sherman (born June 12, 1928) have a song-writing career...