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Washington, DC — On Wednesday, July 10, 2013, at 2:00 p.m., President Barack Obama will present the National Medal of Arts in conjunction with the National Humanities Medals. The medals will be presented by the President during an East Room ceremony at the White House...
Washington, DC -- Nominations are now being accepted for the 2013 National Medal of Arts, the highest award given to artists, arts organizations, and arts patrons in the United States. The American public may nominate artists and arts patrons for this award through the National...
“On behalf of the National Endowment for the Arts, it is with great sadness that I acknowledge the passing of National Medal of Arts recipient and NEA Jazz Master Dave Brubeck. One of our nation's greatest and most popular jazz pianists, Brubeck's experiment with...
"On behalf of the National Endowment for the Arts, it is with great sadness that I acknowledge the passing of artist Will Barnet, recipient of a 2011 National Medal of Arts. A painter, printmaker, and teacher, Barnet is known for his meticulously constructed depictions of...
Photo courtesy of the NEA "On behalf of the National Endowment for the Arts, it is with great sadness that I acknowledge the passing of Doc Watson, recipient of both an NEA National Heritage Fellowship and National Medal of Arts. With his distinct flat-picking style of...
 Earl Scruggs
"On behalf of the National Endowment for the Arts, it is with great sadness that I acknowledge the passing of bluegrass banjo player and NEA National Heritage Fellow Earl Scruggs. Scruggs' development of the three-finger style of banjo picking brought the instrument...
Washington, DC -- As the recipients of the 2011 National Medal of Arts return to their homes from the February 13, 2012 awards ceremony, the National Endowment for the Arts encourages the American public to nominate artists and arts patrons for the next round of medals. Visit...
On Monday, February 13, 2012 at 1:45 PM ET, President Obama will award the 2011 National Medal of Arts and National Humanities Medal in the East Room. The First Lady will also attend. This event will be open press and will also be live streamed at www.WhiteHouse.gov/Live ...
Washington, D.C. - Tomorrow, President Barack Obama will present the National Medal of Arts to eight recipients for their outstanding achievements and support of the arts. (Ten medalists were announced; however two are not able to attend the ceremony. Their medals will be...

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