February 2012

Rita Dove Receives National Medal of Arts

The White House announced the recipients of the National Medal of Arts and the National Humanities Medals on February 10th. Poet Rita Dove was the leading literary figure among the seven who will receive the National Medal of Arts, joining actor Al Pacino, singer Mel Tillis, painter Will Barnet, sculptor Martin Puryear, pianist André Watts, and creative arts patron Emily Rauh Pulitzer.

President Obama will present the National Medal of Arts and the National Humanities Medals at a White House to the above individuals at a ceremony on Monday, Feb. 13, streaming live at 1:45pm eastern.

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