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To foster and sustain an interest in Literature, Music, and the Fine Arts

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Jane Freilicher, Orchid Plant, 1997, screenprint.
From Centennial Portfolio.

About the Academy

The American Academy of Arts and Letters is an honor society of the country’s 300 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.

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