The Monster, Oratorio for Living Things, and TL;DR: Thelma Louise; Dyke Remix have won the 2021 Richard Rodgers Awards for Musical Theater.
Eighteen composers receive this year’s awards in music, which total $225,000.
The American Academy of Arts and Letters presented a reading of tributes over Zoom on Wednesday, February 24, from 7 to 8 p.m. EST. A video recording is now available.
On November 7, 2020, the radio program and podcast Person Place Thing, hosted by Randy Cohen, broadcast an interview with Academy member George Lewis.
On October 31, 2020, the radio program and podcast Person Place Thing, hosted by Randy Cohen, broadcast an interview with Academy member David Sedaris.
The American Academy of Arts and Letters presented a reading of tributes over Zoom on Thursday, November 12, from 7 to 8 p.m. EST. A video recording is now available.
June 5, 2020 statement from Board of Directors.
Billie Tsien on recommittment to the arts in times of vulnerability.
Peter Eisenman, David W. Blight, Richard Powers, and Bill Henderson receive top awards in Architecture, History, Literature, and Service to the Arts.
Twenty-four artists receive awards and purchase prizes totaling $295,000.
Leslie Marmon Silko wins the second biennial $100,000 Christopher Lightfoot Walker Award for a significant literary contribution, and eighteen writers receive literature prizes.
Academy to induct thirteen new members in May 2020.
Seventeen recipients receive this year’s awards in music, which total $235,000.
On October 22, 2019, the Academy received the Archives Medal from the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art.
Lee Bontecou and Toni Morrison will receive Gold Medals in Sculpture and Fiction, respectively. Thelma Golden will receive the 2019 Award for Distinguished Service to the Arts.
Architect Billie Tsien was elected president of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Ms. Tsien, who was inducted into the Academy in 2007, will serve a three-year term from January 2018 to January 2021.