National Medal of Arts

National Medal of Arts 2010

  • Robert Brustein is an American theatrical critic, producer, playwright, and educator. As founder of the Yale Repertory Theatre...

  • Pianist and music educator Van Cliburn receives the 2010 National Medal of Arts from President Barack Obama

    Van Cliburn has been hailed as one of the greatest pianists in the history of music as well as one...

  • Sculptor Mark di Suvero receives the 2010 National Medal of Arts from President Barack Obama

    Mark di Suvero is one of the most prominent American artists to emerge from the Abstract Expressionist era and his...

  • Poet Donald Hall receives the 2010 National Medal of Arts from President Barack Obama

    Donald Hall is an American poet who, through an illustrious career and as Poet Laureate of the United...

  • Executive and Artistic Director Ella Baff accepts the 2010 National Medal of Arts on behalf of Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival from President Barack Obama

    America's longest running international dance festival, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival has made significant contributions to the development of dance in...

  • Musician and Music Producer Quincy Jones receives the2010 National Medal of Arts from President Barack Obama

    Quincy Jones has made extraordinary contributions to American music as a musician, composer, record producer, and arranger. He...

  • Harper Lee is recognized for her contribution to American literature with her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel To Kill...

  • Jazz musician Sonny Rollins receives the 2010 National Medal of Arts from President Barack Obama

    With more than 50 years in jazz, Theodore "Sonny" Rollins' towering achievements on the tenor saxophone are many, and he...

  • Meryl Streep's contributions to American art and culture as an actress of the stage and screen are unrivaled. With more...

  • Singer and Songwriter James Taylor receives the 2010 National Medal of Arts from President Barack Obama

    James Taylor is the quintessential singer/songwriter. His warm baritone is among the most recognized voices in popular music...