2012 national arts awards
| Monday, October 21, 2013 6:30 p.m.
Cipriani 42nd Street
New York City
A Celebration of National Leadership in the Arts
Every October, Americans for the Arts leads the country as we celebrate our cultural riches through National Arts and Humanities Month. The Americans for the Arts National Arts Awards serves as the focal point for these nationwide celebrations. Americans for the Arts Board Member Maria Bell will once again serve as chair of this extraordinary event.
The National Arts Awards represents a unique opportunity for 500 of the world's top artists and philanthropic and corporate leaders to come together annually to recognize and celebrate the achievements of individuals and corporations who have exhibited outstanding leadership in the visual and performing arts, arts education, and philanthropy. View our list of past honorees.
Photos: (Left) 2011 Eli and Edythe Broad Award for Philanthropy in the Arts honoree Beverley Taylor Sorenson with YoungArts performers Conrad Tao, Zachary Ostroff, and Andrea Jarrett, (Right) 2011 Bell Family Foundation Young Artist Award honoree Gabourey Sidibe
On October 15, 2012, the National Arts Awards honored:
Paul G. Allen
Eli and Edythe Broad Award for Philanthropy in the Arts
Isabella and Theodor Dalenson Lifetime Achievement Award
Brian Stokes Mitchell
Outstanding Contributions to the Arts Award
Bell Family Foundation Young Artist Award
Arts Education Award
AXA Art Insurance Corporation
Corporate Citizenship in the Arts Award
Julie Mehretu - Featured Visual Artist
Below are video vignettes highlighting the contribution awardees have made to the arts:
The 2012 National Arts Awards were sponsored in part by:
The Bell Family Foundation
The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation
The Steven A. and Alexandra M. Cohen Foundation
Isabella and Theodor Dalenson
The Herb Alpert Foundation
Julie and Edward J. Minskoff
This slideshow contains photos from the 2012 National Arts Awards held on October 15.