National Medals of Arts and Humanities Ceremony

President Obama awarded the 2012 Arts and Humanities Medals to
Tony Kushner, playwright; comic Elaine May; Laurie Olin, landscape architect;… read more

President Obama awarded the 2012 Arts and Humanities Medals to

Tony Kushner, playwright; comic Elaine May; Laurie Olin, landscape architect; Allen Toussaint, composer, producer and performer; historian Edward L. Ayers; William G. Bowen, former Princeton University president and academic leader; Jill Ker Conway, historian and academic leader. historian Natalie Zemon Davis; Robert Putnam, social scientist and Harvard professor; Marilynne Robinson, author;

Kay Ryan, former poet laureate of the United States; Anna Deavere Smith, actress and playwright; and Camilo José Vergara, photographer and documentarian. close

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White House Event
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Ceremony
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East Room, White House, Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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Jul 13, 2013

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  • Jul 13, 2013 | 11:33pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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