July 29, 2014
Author Maxine Hong Kingston was honored today by President Barack Obama at the White House in Washington D.C.
She received the National Medal of Arts. Other honorees receving the 2013 National Medal of Arts include singer Linda Ronstadt, documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles, and Hollywood studio CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg.
The National Medal of Arts is the highest award given to artists and arts patrons by the U.S. government.
Honorees were also given the 2013 National Humanitie Medal.
Image courtesy of WhiteHouse.gov video.
The full list of honorees.
2013 National Medal of ArtsJulia Alvarez, Novelist, Poet, and Essayist Brooklyn Academy of Music, Presenter Joan Harris, Arts Patron Bill T. Jones, Dancer and Choreographer John Kander, Musical Theater Composer Jeffrey Katzenberg, Director and CEO of DreamWorks Maxine Hong Kingston, Writer Albert Maysles, Documentary Filmmaker Linda Ronstadt, Musician Billie Tsien and Tod Williams (receiving individual medals), Architects James Turrell, Visual Artist
2013 National Humanities MedalM.H. Abrams, Literary Critic David Brion Davis, Historian Darlene Clark Hine, Historian Anne Firor Scott, Historian William Theodore De Bary, East Asian studies scholar Johnpaul Jones, Architect Stanley Nelson, Filmmaker Diane Rehm, Radio Host Krista Tippett, Radio Host American Antiquarian Society, Historical Organization