The 2017 Blashfield Address, entitled “The Wounded Deer Leaps Highest: Motives for Metaphor,” was delivered by Joyce Carol Oates on May 17, 2017, at the Academy’s annual Ceremonial. Ms. Oates, a prolific novelist, playwright, and poet, was awarded the Rosenthal Award for Literature in 1968, and was elected to membership in 1978. Listen to address by … Continue reading Joyce Carol Oates Delivers the 2017 Blashfield Address
19 writers of fiction, nonfiction, drama, and poetry receive 2017 awards in literature, totaling $265,000.
The Academy gives awards in architecture to Diébédo Francis Kéré, Theaster Gates, Paul Goldberger, Walter Hood, and John Ronan.
The American Academy of Arts and Letters announced today the nine artists who will receive its 2017 awards in art. The art prizes and purchases, totaling over $250,000, honor both established and emerging artists.
On Sunday, March 19th, 2017, Ensemble Échappé will play contemporary classical works by the winners of the 2016 Arts and Letters Awards in Music.
Sixteen composers receive awards totaling $195,000.
In mid-May, Calvin Trillin, secretary, will induct fourteen newly elected members and President Yehudi Wyner will induct three new foreign honorary members.
What I Learned from People by Will Aronson and Hue Park received a Production Award.
Paintings, sculptures, works on paper, and installations by 35 contemporary artists will be on view in the Academy’s galleries from Thursday, March 9 to Sunday, April 9, 2017, 1 – 4 p.m. The exhibition is free and open to the public.
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