New York, NY, March 12, 2013 – The American Academy of Arts and Letters will hold its annual induction and award ceremony in mid–May. Henry N. Cobb, president of the Academy, will conduct the presentation of awards in architecture, art, literature, and music. Secretary of the Academy, Billie Tsien, will induct three new members into the 250-person organization: artists Richard Tuttle and Terry Winters, and writer Ward Just. President Cobb will induct Bob Dylan to American Honorary membership, and writer Damon Galgut, architect Rafael Moneo and artist Luc Tuymans to Foreign Honorary membership. Michael Chabon will deliver the Blashfield Foundation Address, titled “Rock ‘n’ Roll.” An exhibition of art, architecture, books, and manuscripts by new members and recipients of awards will be on view in the Academy’s galleries from May 16 to June 9.
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