Robert A. Caro delivered the 2015 Blashfield Address.

Announcements

2015 Blashfield Address
The 2015 Blashfield Address, titled The Lure of History, was delivered by Robert A. Caro at the Ceremonial on May 20th, 2015.
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2015 Newly Elected Foreign Honorary Members and Special Awards
The Academy will induct five new foreign honorary members, and present the organization’s highest honors: the Gold Medals for Music and Poetry, the Williams Dean Howells Medal, and the Award for Distinguished Service to the Arts.
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2015 Architecture Awards
Announcement of the winners of the Brunner Prize and four Arts and Letters Awards in Architecture.
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2016 Richard Rodgers Award Application
The 2016 Richard Rodgers Award application is available here.

2015 Art Awards
Nine artists receive awards totaling nearly $250,000 and works by nineteen artists are purchased.
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An Afternoon of Music and Art
A salon concert of contemporary classical works by the winners of the 2014 Arts and Letters Awards in Music.
Sunday, April 12, 2015, 3:00 p.m.
This event is free but reservations are required.
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2015 Literature Awards
Eighteen writers receive awards totaling $250,000.
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2015 Newly Elected Members
Five Members and one American Honorary Member elected to the Academy.
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2015 Music Award Winners
Sixteen Composers Receive Awards Totaling $205,000.
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2015 Richard Rodgers Award
String wins the 2015 Richard Rodgers Studio Production Award for Musical Theater.
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Yehudi Wyner Elected President
The Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Yehudi Wyner has been elected to a three-year term as president of the Academy, succeeding the architect Henry N. Cobb.
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2015 Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts
Paintings, sculptures, photographs, and works on paper by 40 contemporary artists will be exhibited from Thursday, March 12 through Sunday, April 12, 2015.
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2014 Press Releases Archived
2014 press releases are now available in the press archive here.