of the Arts
Watch PHILADANCO Founder/Executive Artistic Director Joan Myers Brown accepting the National Medal of the Arts -- the nation's highest civic honor for excellence in the arts
-- at a ceremony that took place today at the White House.
Click here to view the ceremony.
The 2012 National Medal of Arts recipients are:
Herb Alpert, Musician and Producer
Lin Arison, Arts Patron
Joan Myers Brown, Dance Company Founder and Director
Renée Fleming, Soprano
Ernest Gaines, Author
Ellsworth Kelly, Visual Artist
Tony Kushner, Playwright
George Lucas, Director and Producer
Elaine May, Writer, Director, and Performer
Laurie Olin, Landscape Architect
Allen Toussaint, Musician and Producer