Friday, September 4, 2015
Miriam Colón To Receive National Medal of Arts Honor From President Barack H. Obama
President Barack Obama will present the National Medals of Arts in conjunction with the National Humanities Medals on Thursday, September 10, 2015, at 3pm ET in an East Room ceremony at the White House. First Lady Michelle Obama will attend. The event will be live streamed at WH.gov/Live. Among the honorees will be Miriam Colón, for her contributions as an actress. She has been a trailblazer in film, television, and theater, and helped open doors (specifically through her role as founder and producer of the Puerto Rican Traveling Theater) for generations of Hispanic actors.
NEA Chairman Jane Chu said, "Ranging from literature, theater, and visual arts to arts presentation and philanthropy, these artists and organizations have broadened our horizons and enriched our lives. I join the President in congratulating them and celebrating what the arts do for America."
For more information (and to see a full list of honorees), click here.