Arts and Humanities Medals
President Bush and the first lady presented the 2008 National Medals of Arts and National Humanities Medals at a ceremony in the East Room… read more
President Bush and the first lady presented the 2008 National Medals of Arts and National Humanities Medals at a ceremony in the East Room of the White House.
Medals were given to Olivia de Havilland, the Fisk Jubilee Singers, Ford’s Theater Society, Hank Jones, Stan Lee, Jose Limon Dance Foundation, Jesus Moroles, the Presser Foundation, the Sherman Brothers, Gabor Boritt, Richard Brookhiser, Harold Holzer, Myron Magnet, Albert Marrin, Milton Rosenberg, Thomas and Jordan Saunders, Robert H. Smith, the John Templeton Foundation, and the Norman Rockwell Museum.
In a surprise announcement at the ceremony, President Bush announced the award of five Presidential Citizens Medals to NEA Chairman Dana Gioia, National Endowment for the Humanities Chairman Bruce Cole, President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities Chair Adair Margo, and Anne-Imelda M. Radice and Robert S. Martin, the current and former directors of the Institute for Museum and Library Services. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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- Bruce Cole Chair National Endowment for the Humanities
- Dana Gioia Chairman National Endowment for the Arts
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