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Brooklyn Academy of Music , Maxine Hong Kingston and Albert Maysles among winners of National arts and humanities medals

We heartily congratulate all the winners! We especially highlight our own favorites, but LOVE that 9 Women were named and honored:

Maxine Hong Kingston,

Brooklyn Academy of Music

Julia Alvarez

Albert Maysles

Bill T Jones

Krista Tippett

President Obama told the 22 winners of the National Medal of Arts and the National Humanities Medal on Monday that their work is essential to American life.

“The arts and humanities aren’t just there to be consumed when we have a moment,’ Obama said. “We need them.”

The list of winners, as provided by the White House:

2013 National Medal of Arts

— Julia Alvarez, Novelist, Poet, and Essayist, Weybridge, VT

— Brooklyn Academy of Music, Presenter, Brooklyn, NY

— Joan Harris, Arts Patron, Chicago, IL

— Bill T. Jones, Dancer and Choreographer, Valley Cottage, NY

— John Kander, Musical Theater Composer, New York, NY

— Jeffrey Katzenberg, Director and CEO of DreamWorks, Beverly Hills, CA

— Maxine Hong Kingston, Writer, Oakland, CA

— Albert Maysles, Documentary Filmmaker, New York, NY

— Linda Ronstadt, Musician, San Francisco, CA

— Billie Tsien and Tod Williams (receiving individual medals), Architects, New York, NY

— James Turrell, Visual Artist, Flagstaff, AZ

2013 National Humanities Medal

— M.H. Abrams, Literary Critic, Ithaca, NY

— David Brion Davis, Historian, Orange, CT

— Darlene Clark Hine, Historian, Chicago, IL

— Anne Firor Scott, Historian, Chapel Hill, NC

— William Theodore De Bary, East Asian studies scholar, Tappan, NY

— Johnpaul Jones, Architect, Bainbridge, WA

— Stanley Nelson, Filmmaker, New York, NY

— Diane Rehm, Radio Host, Washington, D.C.

— Krista Tippett, Radio Host, St. Paul, MN

— American Antiquarian Society, Historical Organization, Worcester, MA

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