Other recipients include visual artist John Baldessari, theater director and choreographer Ping Chong, actress Miriam Colon, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, visual artist Ann Hamilton, composer and singer Meredith Monk, tenor George Shirley, the University Musical Society, and author and educator Tobias Wolff.
Obama also will present the National Humanities Medal to recipients including chef and author Alice Waters, novelist and screenwriter Larry McMurtry, novelist and philosopher Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, and author Jhumpa Lahiri.
Here’s the full list of 2014 National Humanities Medal recipients:
· Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, Historian
· Annie Dillard, Author
· Clemente Course in the Humanities
· Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, Novelist and Philosopher
· Alice Waters, Chef, Author, and Advocate
· Larry McMurtry, Novelist, Essayist, and Screenwriter
· Everett L. Fly, Architect
· Jhumpa Lahiri, Author
· Fedwa Malti-Douglas, Professor and Scholar
· Vicki Lynn Ruiz, Historian