2015 National Medals of Arts and Humanities Awards Ceremony

President Barack Obama presented the 2015 National Medal of Arts to artists and arts patrons and the 2015 National Humanities Medal to recipients… read more

President Barack Obama presented the 2015 National Medal of Arts to artists and arts patrons and the 2015 National Humanities Medal to recipients that deepened understanding of the humanities or broadened citizens' engagement with the humanities. Not all recipients were present.

The 2015 National Medal of Arts recipients were: filmmaker Mel Brooks, author Sandra Cisneros, the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, actor Morgan Freeman, composer Philip Glass, producer and songwriter Berry Gordy, musician Santiago Jimenez, Jr., playwright Moises Kaufman, choreographer Ralph Lemon, actor Audra McDonald, playwright Luis Valdez and artist Jack Whitten.

The 2015 National Humanities Medal recipients were: the Prison University Project, author Rudolfo Anaya, chef and entrepreneur Jose Andres, author Ron Chernow, poet Louise Gluck, radio talk show host Terry Gross, composer and musician Wynton Marsalis, and authors James McBride, Louis Menand, Elaine Pagels, Abraham Verghese and Isabel Wilkerson. close

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Program ID:
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White House Event
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Location:
East Room, White House, Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Sep 22, 2016 | 11:47am EDT | C-SPAN.org
Last Aired:
Sep 28, 2016 | 6:25am EDT | C-SPAN 3

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