National Medal of Arts

National Medal of Arts - K

  • 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...

  • Two men shaking hands.

    For his powerful contributions to American theater. His work sensitively probes questions of culture and sexuality. His award-winning Tectonic Theater...

  • Kelly receiving his medal form President Obama.

    Ellsworth Kelly is recognized for his contributions as a painter,
    sculptor, and printmaker. A careful observer of form, color,...

  • Stephen King recieves his medal from President Obama.

    Stephen King received the award for his contributions as an author. One of the most popular and prolific writers of...

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

  • 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...

  • Kushner receiving his medal form President Obama.

    Tony Kushner is recognized for his contributions to American theater
    and film. Whether for the stage or the silver...