Meryl Streep and James Taylor among recipients of National Medal of Arts

Meryl Streep, James Taylor, Quincy Jones and six other American artists will be honored today at the White House when President Obama presents the National Medal of Arts, the nation’s highest honor for artistic excellence. “The National Medal of Arts recipients represent the many vibrant and diverse art forms thriving in America,” said NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman, in a statement. “From criticism to literature, music, poetry, sculpture, and theater, these honorees’ devotion to shaping and sharing American art is unrivaled, and I join the President and the country in saluting them.” The entire list of honorees is after the jump:

The 2010 National Medal of Arts Recipients are:

Robert Brustein, Theatrical Critic, Producer, Playwright, and Educator
Van Cliburn, Pianist and Music Educator
Mark di Suvero, Sculptor
Donald Hall, Poet
Quincy Jones, Musician and Music Producer
Harper Lee, Author
Sonny Rollins, Jazz Musician
Meryl Streep, Actress
James Taylor, Singer and Songwriter
Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival (Becket, Mass.)

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  • Barack Palin

    Considedring who occupies the White House I’m surprised the recipients aren’t Monique, Beyonce, Jay-Z, Fifty Cent, and Oprah Winfrey.

    • Robin Johnson

      I’m not surprised it wasn’t you!

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