The American Academy of Arts and Letters is an honor society of the country’s 250 leading architects, artists, composers, and writers. Each year it elects new members as vacancies occur, administers over 70 awards and prizes, exhibits art and manuscripts, funds performances of new works of musical theater, and purchases artwork for donation to museums across the United States.

2019 Newly Elected Members Announced

2019 Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts

Recent Announcements

2019 Literature Award Winners

Seventeen writers will receive the Academy's 2019 awards in literature.

2019 Music Award Winners

Sixteen recipients receive this year’s awards in music, which total $195,000.