National Medal of Arts

National Medal of Arts 2013

  • Julia Alvarez is recognized for her extraordinary storytelling. In poetry and in prose, Ms. Alvarez explores themes of identity, family,...

  • Brooklyn Academy of Music is recognized for innovative contributions to the performing and visual arts. For over 150 years, BAM...

  • Joan Harris is recognized for supporting creative expression in Chicago and across our country. Her decades of leadership and generosity...

  • Bill T. Jones is recognized for his contributions as a dancer and choreographer. Renowned for provocative performances that blend an...

  • John Kander is recognized for his contributions as a composer. For more than half a century, Mr. Kander has enlivened...

     

  • Jeffrey Katzenberg is recognized for lighting up our screens and opening our hearts through animation and cinema. Mr. Katzenberg has...

  • Maxine Hong Kingston is recognized for her contributions as a writer. Her novels and non-fiction have examined how the past...

  • pioneers of direct cinema, he has offered authentic depictions of people and communities across the globe for nearly 60 years....

  • Linda Ronstadt is recognized for her one-of-a-kind voice and her decades of remarkable music. Drawing from a broad range of...

  • Billie Tsien and Tod Williams are recognized for their contributions to architecture and arts education. Whether public or private, their...

  • James Turrell is recognized for his groundbreaking visual art. Capturing the powers of light and space, Mr. Turrell builds experiences...