National Medal of Arts

National Medal of Arts 2007

  • Morten Lauridsen’s acclaimed large choral works and song cycles have established him as one of the most performed living composers...

  • The 2007 National Medal of Arts was awarded to author, essayist, poet, professor, painter N. Scott Momaday and presented by President Bush on November 15, 2007 in an East Room ceremony.

    N. Scott Momaday is a renowned writer who celebrates Native American art and oral tradition in his novels and essays....

  • The 2007 National Medal of Arts was awarded to arts patron Roy R. Neuberger and presented by President Bush on November 15, 2007 in an East Room ceremony.

    One of America's foremost art collectors, Roy R. Neuberger's support for emerging artists and encouragement of corporate art collecting has...

  • The 2007 National Medal of Arts was awarded to theater director R. Craig Noel and presented by President Bush on November 15, 2007 in an East Room ceremony

    Craig Noel has been a significant figure in the development of American theater, leading The Old Globe in San Diego...

  • The 2007 National Medal of Arts was awarded to guitarist and innovator Les Paul and presented by President Bush on November 15, 2007 in an East Room ceremony.

    Jazz guitarist and inventor, Les Paul made the sound of American Rock 'n Roll possible with his unique solid-body electric...

  • The 2007 National Medal of Arts was awarded to arts patron Henry Z. Steinway and presented by President Bush on November 15, 2007 in an East Room ceremony.

    Henry Ziegler Steinway is the great-grandson of Henry Engelhard Steinway who founded Steinway & Sons, which handcrafts, what many consider...

  • The 2007 National Medal of Arts was awarded to painter George Tooker and presented by President Bush on November 15, 2007 in an East Room ceremony

    George Tooker is considered one of the America’s preeminent painters. Initially a leading artist in the American Magic Realism movement,...

  • The 2007 National Medal of Arts was awarded to the University of Idaho Lionel Hampton International Jazz Festival and presented by President Bush on November 15, 2007 in an East Room ceremony.

    The University of Idaho Lionel Hampton International Jazz Festival nurtures jazz talent and enthusiasm among America's young aspiring musicians. Located...

  • The 2007 National Medal of Arts was awarded to painter Andrew Wyeth and presented by President Bush on November 15, 2007 in an East Room ceremony.

    The paintings of Andrew Wyeth have been etched in the American national consciousness for more than a half a century....