National Medal of Arts

National Medal of Arts 2014

  • President Obabama places a medal on John Baldessari

    John Baldessari received the award for his contributions as a visual artist. His ambitious work combines photography, painting, and text...

  • Ping Chong receives his medal from President Obama

    Ping Chong recieved the award for his contributions as a theater director, choreographer, and video and installation artist. Mr. Chong’s...

  • Miriam Colón receives her medal from President Obama

    Miriam Colón received the award for her contributions as an actress. Ms. Colón has been a trailblazer in film, television,...

  • Edward P. Henry receives a medal from President Obama.

    The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation received the award for supporting creative expression across the country. With generosity and a bold...

  • Sally Field receives her meda from President Obama.

    Sally Field received the award for her contributions as an actress and filmmaker. The dignity, empathy, and fearlessness of her...

  • Ann Hamilton receives her medal from President Obama.

    Ann Hamilton for her contributions as a visual artist. Ms. Hamilton uses time as process and material, and her work...

  • 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...

  • Meredith Monk receives her medal from President Obama.

    Meredith Monk received the award for her contributions as a composer, singer, and performer. Renowned for her groundbreaking vocal techniques,...

  • Mr. Shirley recuves hiis medal from President Obama.

    George Shirley received the award for his contributions as a tenor. The first African American tenor to sing in a...

  • Kenneth Fisher receives the medal from President Obama

    University Musical Society received the award for presenting the performing arts to communities in Michigan. For over a century, the...

  • Mr. Wolff receives his medal from President Obama.

    Tobias Wolff received the award for his contributions as an author and educator. His raw works of fiction examine themes...