National Medal of Arts

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  • 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 George W. Bush and Laura Bush with Tina Ramirez

    Tina Ramirez has combined her artistic vision with years of performance and teaching experience to create and sustain the nation's...

  • Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr. is a visionary in the field of urban design and the creation of livable cities....

  • A man and a woman stand side by side.

    For being a renowned champion of the arts, generous supporter of charity, and a pioneer of new ideas and approaches...

  • 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...

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

  • President George W. and Laura Bush with John Ruthven

    Citation: For his impeccably accurate and unfailingly beautiful wildlife art, and in recognition of his contributions as an artist and...